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FLUFF: Scarlett Johansson defends Woody Allen, Israel, and nudity.

A day in the life of Scarlett Johansson sounds, frankly, completely exhausting.

The newly pregnant 29-year-old actress has managed to defend Woody Allen against allegations that he molested his adoptive daughter Dylan Farrow, justify her decision to stay on as a SodaStream ambassador despite the Israel-based company having a factory in the West Bank, and explain her decision to go full-frontal naked in her latest film – all in one day. It’s basically masterful.

Scar-Jo (who, incidentally, is currently making an extremely attractive child in her belly) has worked with Woody Allen on the films Match Point and Vicky Christina Barcelona. She’s come out saying that Dylan Farrow’s famous New York Times letter, in which she accused Woody of molesting her as a child and appealed to celebrities to denounce him, was “irresponsible”.

“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,” Johansson told The Guardian.

“That just feels irresponsible to me.”

She also, somehow, managed to miss the whole backlash against Woody Allen in the wake of that letter, saying she was “unaware” of it.

“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.”

She added to that vague maxim that Woody has not been charged or convicted of any crime. “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.”

And when she was asked if her own private opinion had changed since the allegations, she responded: “I don’t know anything about it. It would be ridiculous for me to make any kind of assumption one way or the other.”

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Now let’s jog along to the star’s position on the controversial carbonated water.

Johansson is a spokesperson for SodaStream, which is a machine that gives people the all-important power to make their very own home-made bubbles in water or juice. The company has its headquarters in Israel and a factory in the West Bank, but that didn’t persuade Johansson to drop the contract or distance herself from the carbonated water lords. Not even when she was stripped of her Oxfam ambassador role for her affiliations with the company.

“I stand behind that decision,” she said. “I was aware of that particular factory before I signed. And it still doesn’t seem like a problem – at least not until someone comes up with a solution to the closing of that factory and leaving all those people destitute.”

Even though many people across the world say that the company’s presence in the West Bank is illegal, ScarJo refutes. “I think that’s something that’s very easily debatable… In that case, I was literally plunged into a conversation that’s way grander and larger than this one particular issue. And there’s no right side or wrong side leaning on this issue.”

Meanwhile, as if ScarJo didn’t have enough to worry about today, she’s also in the throes of a nude photo scandal. A scandal she may or may not have caused herself, by getting her kit off for her new movie.

The internet is in meltdown over the release of some grainy, completely nude photographs from Johansson’s new film, Under The Skin. You can sort of see her naked, saucy silhouette, and she seems pretty cool with it because ART.

‘The nudity is written in to the script and I hope the audience agrees that it’s, you know, not really indulging,” she told MTV. ‘It’s almost like biological in a weird way, I think, and there is a lot of intention behind it.”

Phwoar. Make yourself a sweet glass of sparkly water and go to bed and get some rest after that whopper of a day, ScarJo. You must be knackered.

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