In a wide-ranging interview with The Hollywood Reporter published Wednesday, the actress, who has starred in multiple films by the controversial director, said she believes Allen, who has denied accusations he molested his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow when she was seven years old.
"How do I feel about Woody Allen?" Johansson asked herself, before answering, "I love Woody. I believe him, and I would work with him anytime."
Allen directed Johansson in 2005's "Match Point," 2006's "Scoop" and 2008's "Vicky Cristina Barcelona." The "Avengers: Endgame" star said she sees Allen "whenever [she] can."
"I have had a lot of conversations with him about it," Johansson said. "I have been very direct with him, and he's very direct with me. He maintains his innocence, and I believe him."
When asked if her position seems dangerous to have in today's #MeToo environment, Johansson replied, "It's hard because it's a time where people are very fired up, and understandably. Things needed to be stirred up, and so people have a lot of passion and a lot of strong feelings and are angry, and rightfully so. It's an intense time."
Johansson has starred as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow in eight Marvel movies. Her ninth movie, "Black Widow," which is her character's standalone film, will be the first Johansson will be executive producing.
The "Lucy" star, who is an open supporter of the Time's Up movement, confirmed that she will be receiving equal pay in comparison to her Marvel male counterparts. According to THR, Johansson will earn more than $15 million for "Black Widow," which is similar to Chris Evans' rate playing Captain America and Chris Hemsworth's pay for his role as Thor.
"Money is a taboo topic of conversation," she said. "But I will say that, yes, I'm on an equal playing field with my male cohorts."
When it comes to politics Johansson is equally candid and already knows who she is supporting for the Democratic primary, Elizabeth Warren.
"Other Democrats have said to me, 'Oh, it's really early to back someone,' " Johansson recalled. "That kind of worries me because it doesn't feel that early to me. I'm like, 'Really?' It's disconcerting that there's not a clear candidate at this time."
"[Warren] feels like someone who is thoughtful and progressive but realistic," she said. "It's not like her campaign is making these crazy, outlandish promises that seem impossible to reach. There's a strategy there."
Like many celebrities, Johansson said she'll be involved in the 2020 presidential election, whoever ends up going against Donald Trump.
"I'll be there however I'm needed," Johansson said. "If I can help with voter engagement, whether it's doing some sort of PSA campaign or actively trying to involve people in the process of registering and voting. I really believe if people actually did vote, our government would look the way it's supposed to, but people just don't vote. It baffles me."