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Scarlett Johansson Isn’t Doing Herself Any Favours By Defending Woody Allen

ScarJo continues to put her foot in it.

Scarlett Johansson might the highest-paid actress in Hollywood with a repertoire of blockbusters under her belt, but she also has a tendency to put her foot in it during interviews.

Eep. Credit: Giphy

Most recently, ScarJo told The Hollywood Reporter she believes director Woody Allen is innocent, despite allegations that he sexually abused his adoptive daughter, Dylan Farrow, when she was a young girl.

“I love Woody. I believe him, and I would work with him anytime,” she told The Hollywood Reporter. Johansson was Allen’s muse during the mid noughties as the star of films like Match Point and Vicky Cristina Barcelona. 

Penelope Cruz, Scarlett Johansson, Woody Allen and Rebecca Hall, 2008
Credit: Photo by Jeff Vespa/WireImage

“I see Woody whenever I can, and I have had a lot of conversations with him about it,” she said. “I have been very direct with him, and he’s very direct with me. He maintains his innocence, and I believe him.”

Allen was first accused of sexually assaulting his adoptive daughter Dylan Farrow in 1992, eight months after his partner Mia Farrow learned he was having an affair with another adoptive daughter, Soon-Yi Previn. Allen and Farrow entered a bitter custody battle, but the judge never found him guilty of the sexual assault. 

Woody Allen stands with his wife Soon Yi, 1999. Credit: Arnaldo Magnani/Liaison

Over the years, Dylan Farrow has repeated the allegations against Allen, and last year her claims resurfaced in light of the #MeToo movement. Since then, members of the film industry have distanced themselves from Allen, and he continues to deny all allegations.

“It’s hard because it’s a time where people are very fired up, and understandably,” Johansson said during her interview with The Hollywood Reporter. “Things needed to be stirred up, and so people have a lot of passion and a lot of strong feelings and are angry, rightfully so.”

Johansson has already copped major backlash for her comments, but it’s not the first time she’s found herself in the midst of a controversy. 

In July this year, ScarJo was slammed after she said she “should be allowed to play any person, or any tree, or any animal,” despite being accused of ‘whitewashing’ when she played an Asian character in Ghost in the Shell. Johansson also faced criticism when she was cast as a transgender man in the upcoming biopic Rub & Tug. 

The original Ghost in the Shell, and Scarlett in the 2017 film.
Credit: Kodansha Comics/DreamWorks

ScarJo withdrew from the role in Rub & Tug and said her comments were “taken out of context.” Will she back peddle on her comments about Woody Allen? Either way, she’s not doing herself any favours.

If you, or anyone you know is a victim of sexual abuse, contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or 1800 RESPECT for support services.

Robert Pattinson Says He Smells Like A Crayon And I Need To Know Which Colour

Another wild yarn from R-Patz.

Robert Pattinson has gained quite a reputation for spinning wild yarns during interviews, but his most recent comments on his body odour have me truly shaken.

In a recent interview with Allure the star of the upcoming The Batman film said, “Lots of people tell me I smell like a crayon.”

The interviewer – understandably bewildered by this statement – then asked, “Like you’re made of wax?”

To which R-Patz responded, “Yes! Like I’m embalmed.”

I have so many questions. What colour crayon does Pattinson smell like? What brand? Is he using lots of crayons? And most importantly, who are these multiple people who are telling him he smells like crayon!? Is that an insult, or a compliment?

It’s not the first time Robert Pattinson’s scent has come up in conversation. Back in 2009, E! News reported that an unidentified source who worked “very closely” with the actor on New Moon said “he stinks.”

“I mean, it’s awful,” the source said. “He never showers, and it drives people on the set crazy.”

“He completely reeks,” an unidentified crew member added. Yikes.

It’s been over a decade since then, so we can only hope Robert Pattinson has swapped his lack of showering for an obsession with crayons. 

Speaking of celebrity scents, celebrity tattoo artist Lauren Winzer dishes on what Post Malone smells like on It’s Been A Big Day For…below:

During his interview with Allure, Pattinson was also asked about being recently named the “most handsome man” in the world according to science.

“It’s weird,” he said. “I never was really up for the good-looking-guy roles, because I’ve always been quite awkward when meeting people.”

“My Harry Potter role was a good-looking guy, and it was a shock that it was quite easy to get. And then in Twilight, [Edward is] beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. When I turned up for the auditions, I had done a job where I’d dyed my hair black, because I had an inch and a half of roots, and I had waxed my body. And then I had a few months where I’d been drinking beer all day, so I had this hairless, chubby body. I looked like a baby with a wig on.”

Hairless, chubby, waxed or smelling like a crayon – we’ll take Robert Pattinson any which way.

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