This week’s issue of the New Yorker contains a big profile of Scarlett Johansson inside of it. In the wake of recent developments regarding Woody Allen, ScarJo was naturally asked, as a frequent Allen collaborator, for her take on the director, specifically whether she’d work with him again.
As a rule, you cannot hang out with Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem and expect to pass incognito. “Shooting that movie was such a huge event in Barcelona at that time that you would get to the set, and there would be literally two thousand people standing behind the camera,” Johansson recalls. “So it was mostly just a mental exercise in finding peace of mind, and the stillness.” And how was the filmmaker, when all this was going on? “Woody was ‘They love you! Turn and wave!,’ and I was, like, I hate you so much right now.” She is a loyal fan; they also made “Match Point” and “Scoop” together. Would she work with him again, in the wake of recent events? “I don’t see why anyone wouldn’t,” she replies.
In a separate interview with the Guardian, Johansson claimed to be ignorant of any sort of Woody Allen backlash: “I’m unaware that there’s been a backlash,” she said.
In other news, Johansson also copped to not knowing about a jet plane disappearing from the skies near Asia, nor does she think it’s any big deal. The end.