Scarlett Johansson on Woody Allen: "I Believe Him and I Would Work with Him Any Time"
Published Sep 04, 2019Scarlett Johansson really knows how to rile up the zeitgeist. Her recent memorable quotes include saying she should be allowed to play "any person, tree or animal" in response to criticism for her whitewashing controversies. Now, she's added her thoughts on Woody Allen.
The controversial director has been essentially blacklisted following resurfaced allegations that he sexually abused his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow when she was a child. The allegations have been investigated numerous times, with no charges laid.
Speaking with The Hollywood Reporter, Johansson now decided to weigh in on things by saying, "I love Woody. I believe him, and I would work with him any time."
She continued, "I see Woody whenever I can, and I have had a lot of conversations with him about it. I have been very direct with him, and he's very direct with me. He maintains his innocence, and I believe him."
As a founding member of Time's Up, Johansson still understands why people are upset.
"It's hard because it's a time where people are very fired up, and understandably," she added. "Things needed to be stirred up, and so people have a lot of passion and a lot of strong feelings and are angry, rightfully so. It's an intense time."
Scarlett Johansson has worked with Woody Allen in the films Match Point, Scoop and Vicky Cristina Barcelona.