Scarlett Johansson discusses politics and Woody Allen in a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter.
Despite the numerous celebrities who have vowed never to work with Allen in light of the accusations of sexual assault made against him by his daughter Dylan Farrow, Johansson is not one of them.
She insists, “I love Woody. I believe him, and I would work with him any time. 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.”
Farrow put Johansson on blast for defending Allen. “Scarlett has a long way to go in understanding the issue she claims to champion,” Farrow tweeted on Wednesday.
The “Marriage Story” star adds of Time’s Up, “It was almost like you found something you didn’t even realize you needed.
“It was when I first understood what the word ‘triggering’ actually meant. Now it’s part of the zeitgeist, but it was like, ‘Oh. Oh, the thing I’m feeling. That’s what triggering means.’ I didn’t know. Suddenly, you didn’t have to take it anymore.”
Johansson also touches on politics in the interview, saying of voting: “I really believe if people actually did vote, our government would look the way it’s supposed to, but people just don’t vote. It baffles me.”