Scarlett Johannsson didn't hold back her feelings on Ivanka Trump's new White House role during a conversation at the Women in the World Summit Thursday in New York.
The actress participated in a Q&A session with Arianna Huffington where she was asked about the "Saturday Night Live" parody she starred in last month depicting Ivanka Trump as spokesmodel for her a perfume called Complicit.
"Oh, man. I've been thinking about Ivanka Trump a lot very recently," Johansson said after Huffington shared the "SNL" parody with the audience.
Conversation then turned to what Johansson thought of Ivanka's CBS interview with Gayle King that aired Wednesday.
Of Ivanka's remarks saying the impact she makes in her father's administration probably won't be seen or heard, Johannsson sarcastically said: "I thought to myself, 'Well that's empowering!'"
'If you take a job as a public advocate, then you must advocate publicly." she said. “You can't have it both ways."
Johannson said Ivanka should plan to be doing more as Assistant to the President.
"How old fashioned, this idea that behind a great man is a great woman. What about being in front of that person? Or next to that person? Or standing on your own."
"It's such an old-fashioned concept,” Johansson said. "Powerful women often get concerned with this idea that they're going to be seen in this unforgiving light. Screw that. It's so old-fashioned... it's so uninspired and actually really cowardly. And I was so disappointed by that interview she gave yesterday."
"She has an opportunity to really make a big impact just by being vocal." Johansson said. "I've met her several times in the past...she's a very well spoken, smart, intelligent woman... the whole situation baffles me."