Scarlett Johansson and Cate Blanchett Admire Woody Allen?

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Scarlett Johansson believes that the open letter of Dylan Farrow accusing Woody Allen on molestation charges to be ‘irresponsible’. She said, “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,” several media outlets reported. She added that this move by Dylan Farrow is quite unexpected. Not only Johansson, even Cate Blanchett praised Allen’s work in the film industry. So, doesn’t it mean that Scarlett Johansson and Cate Blanchett admire Woody Allen?

This comment of the Scoop actress comes in wake of the letter of Dylan Farrow which had the names of several actors. Published in The New York Times, the letter had names of Cate Blanchett, Diane Keaton, and Scarlett Johansson. The director’s daughter complained in the letter about these actors, since they praised Woody Allen. She pointed out that if the trauma of molestation had been encountered by their daughters, they could not have praised Allen.

Recently, Cate Blanchett has won the Best Actress Academy Award for her role in Blue Jasmine and conveyed her gratitude to the renowned director for awarding her the character in the movie. Even Scarlett Johansson and Diane Keaton voiced their admiration about the Annie Hall director. Cate Blanchett went on to say that the Annie Hall director has been extremely sensitive about women-centric scripts and have created many memorable roles for actresses.

Scarlett Johansson not only voiced her annoyance about the letter, she said that she was unaware of any backlash against the renowned director. She said, “I think he’ll continue to know what he knows about the situation,” and says other persons who are involved in this issue will have their own judgement about it. Nevertheless, Scarlett Johansson thought the open letter of Dylan Farrow to be irresponsible since it had the names of some actors, including hers.

The molestation charges leveled by Dylan Farrow originally surfaced in 1992 and Woody Allen had throughout denied all of these allegations. Over the course of time, he has categorically stated that these allegations are totally baseless whenever Dylan Farrow raised these issues. It is a known fact that Scarlett Johansson and Cate Blanchett admire Woody Allen’s work, and there are many instances which point out this fact.

For her part, Johansson decided to stay neutral, even as her comments were quite in favor of the Midnight in Paris Director. She said, “I don’t know anything about it,” and stated that it would be ridiculous for her to comment on this sensitive issue since she does not know much about it.

These are good times for the seductive actress. In the past year, she played the role of girlfriend of a porn addict in Don Jon; it’s been one thrill after another. And now, on April 4, she has 2 movies on the card: Captain America: The Winter Soldier, in which she plays the role of Black Widow; and Under the Skin.

It seems that the blame game between Dylan Farrow and Woody Allen has created some cold rift between Johansson and Farrow. In 2007, the Match Point actress told Vogue, “I’d hem his pants if he asked me to.” This was basically a response of Scarlett Johansson to the praise of the Annie Hall director, who complemented her as “criminally sexy.” He also stated that he is a strong actor and “there is a tiny bit of Marilyn Monroe in her zaftig humidity.” Hence, it is no surprise that admirers of Woody Allen like Scarlett Johansson and Cate Blanchett will stand by the director in his bad times.

by Sunando Basu

Sources:

TV Guide

New Yorker

The Wrap

6 Responses to "Scarlett Johansson and Cate Blanchett Admire Woody Allen?"

  1. GetReal   March 28, 2014 at 6:01 pm

    Dylan knows that Woody is never going to change his sociopathic ways. So she appealed to the people who know him and surround him, especially those with a lot of clout (not to mention some sanity).

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  2. Lauren   March 28, 2014 at 8:08 am

    people who suggest “moving on” from issues like this are insane. having someone publicly praised for his work involving women amidst molestation charges is kind of a big deal. the women of hollywood, instead of focusing on their careers, should think about the bigger picture and stop supporting someone like this. it’s crazy to be that people are claiming we need to drop this type of issue. why support someone that deranged?

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    • softly   March 28, 2014 at 6:51 pm

      Absolutely agree. Head in the sand regarding this type of issue is a really bad choice.

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  3. Guest   March 27, 2014 at 9:47 pm

    First, “Cate Blanchett will stand by the director in his bad times.”

    Stand by? I’m sorry did I miss when she commented on standing by him personally?
    Cate Blanchett was publicly grateful to Allen for casting her, for being a great dramatist and writing roles for women, particularly older women as everyone knows they are few and far between. She is not friends with him, she was employed by him and praised and awarded for her excellent performance. She notably called him “Mr. Allen” on set. In response to a reporter asking her about being tastelessly named-dropped in the letter, she very graciously said that she hopes the family finds resolution and peace. Johansson and Baldwin on the other hand were much more direct and specific in their response, and where also very correct in them.

    Second, give it a f****g break already. Pathetic.

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  4. David Fuchs   March 27, 2014 at 9:03 pm

    Scarlett says that she doesn’t have enough facts. It is possible that she wants to do his films, but that she would be afraid of leaving her child w/ him.

    I want the facts to come out. Robert Weide did not respond to the liar, Maureen Orth (Vanity Fair). How far will a liar go?!

    Justice Wilk wrote that the counselor said that it was NOT sexual–and that he is not sure he agrees w/ her.
    Maureen Orth wrote that THE COUNSELOR DOES NOT AGREE WITH HERSELF!
    That she was counseling Woody to learn to stop his “inappropriate” SEXUAL behavior towards Dylan!

    The lynch mob.

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  5. Laura Young   March 27, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    OLD news! Move on!

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