While promoting Captain America: The Winter Soldier last week, Scarlett Johansson made it a point to bar reporters from asking about her pregnancy. A caveat that apparently didn’t extend to being asked about Woody Allen and his alleged molestation of Dylan Farrow because here she is defending him to The Guardian before her publicist shut the conversation down then kicked the writer out when her follow-up question was about SodaStream:
“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.”
She’s flustered, and since I’ve been given the wind-up signal by the publicist, I move on to an even more difficult subject. SodaStream.
Keep in mind, Scarlett Johansson once said she’d sew the hem of Woody Allen’s pants if he asked her to which I think we can all agree is in the same ballpark as publicly denying he’s a child molester in the face of damning evidence. In fact, if you think about it, sewing is way harder than lying because, watch, I’ll do it right now: My penis is small. See? I just lied right to your face, and I didn’t even need thread.