Ever since Dylan Farrow’s open letter to Woody Allen was published in The New York Times, the reaction has been all over the place, as some have lashed out at the filmmaker for allegedly abusing Farrow, while others felt Farrow went about addressing Allen the wrong way.
Besides taking Allen to task, the 28 year old Farrow was also critical of some of the people he’s worked with.
“What if it had been you, Emma Stone? Or you, Scarlett Johansson? You knew me when I was a little girl, Diane Keaton. Have you forgotten me?” wrote Farrow.
Well now, one of the actors she mentioned is answering back, as Scarlett Johansson–who’s worked with Allen on several projects including Match Point and Vicky Cristina Barcelona–said Farrow was wrong for addressing a family situation so publicly.
“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 none of us could possibly knowingly comment on,” said Johansson in an interview with The Guardian. “That just feels irresponsible to me.”
Earlier this month at the Oscar Awards, actor and Oscar winner Cate Blanchett thanked Allen during her victory speech for casting her in the movie Blue Jasmine, and when the filmmaker’s name was mentioned, the crowd pretty much went silent, but Johansson says she’s not going to pass judgement on Allen, because she has no idea what the truth really is.
“It would be ridiculous for me to make any kind of assumption one way or the other,” said Johansson. “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…..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.”
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