The great Woody Allen working relationship exodus of late-2017/early-2018 had many famous former collaborators denouncing him. Many came out and said they were done with Woody. Some took a little while to get there, like Cate Blanchett, who at first remained on Team Woody, then backpedaled a bit by saying that maybe Dylan Farrow’s allegations should go back to trial. Others, like Alec Baldwin, Diane Keaton, and Javier Bardem, let it be known they still love Woody. And then there’s Scarlett Johansson, who recently said everything without saying a word by going out for dinner with Woody Allen.
Page Six says that Scarlett and Woody were seen having dinner on Friday night at an Italian restaurant in Manhattan. Despite Scarlett being a vocal supporter of the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements, her dinner date with Woody may come as a surprise, but it really shouldn’t. Woody directed Scarlett in three films: Scoop, Match Point, and Vicky Cristina Barcelona. Scarlett also defended Woody in 2014 from then-resurfaced accusations of sexual assault by Dylan Farrow.
Scarlett’s dinner with Woody is also a weird contrast from her appearance at the Met Gala earlier this month. Scarlett showed up in a Marchesa gown, the first celebrity to do so since Harvey Weinstein tanked Marchesa’s reputation seven months earlier. Scarlett implied her decision was an act of “Don’t blame the wife for the husband’s grossness.”
Scarlett and Woody probably met to talk about a future project. Or maybe Scarlett was putting in some charity hours by cutting up Woody’s food into tiny pieces for him and making sure he didn’t choke on a meatball. Because I’m sure we can all agree that would be a real shame if that happened.