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Scarlett Johansson has some thoughts on Woody Allen …

Scarlett Johansson has some thoughts on Woody Allen …
March 17, 2014 JEREMY FEIST

Scarlett Johansson

… And they’re terrible. I’m sorry, they’re just not good. Here they are, via The Guardian, for your reading pleasure …

But last month Dylan Farrow, Allen’s estranged daughter, published an open letter in which she accused him of abusing her and condemned the film industry’s silence on the matter. In it, she pointed a finger at actors who have worked with Allen, including Johansson. It must have been a very uncomfortable experience being named in the letter, I say. How did you respond to it? “I think it’s irresponsible to take a bunch of actors that will have a Google alert on and to suddenly throw their name into a situation that none of us could possibly knowingly comment on. That just feels irresponsible to me.”

And what has she made about the backlash against Allen? “I’m unaware that there’s been a backlash. I think he’ll continue to know what he knows about the situation, and I’m sure the other people involved have their own experience with it. It’s not like this is somebody that’s been prosecuted and found guilty of something, and you can then go, ‘I don’t support this lifestyle or whatever.’ I mean, it’s all guesswork.”

So, has it had an impact on her relationship or affection for him? “I don’t know anything about it. It would be ridiculous for me to make any kind of assumption one way or the other.”

So basically, the irresponsible thing was calling out celebrities who basically cosigned what Woody Allen did or didn’t do in the past by continuing to work with him, because now their inbox is going to be just flooded with Google alerts? That’s where you wan to hang your hat on this. Stern shake of the head for you, Scarlett Johansson.

Jeremy Feist is an (ahem) entertainer from Toronto, Canada. He writes, acts, and performs on stage, and has been a writer for Popbytes for almost three years now. He lives in Toronto with his boyfriend, his incredibly dumb but cute puppy, and his immortal cat.