Scarlett Johansson stands Apart from the crowd

Actress Scarlett Johansson (above, at the Met Gala) has made an album with singer-songwriter Pete Yorn (right).
Actress Scarlett Johansson has made an album with singer-songwriter Pete Yorn (above).PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE
Actress Scarlett Johansson (above, at the Met Gala) has made an album with singer-songwriter Pete Yorn (right).
Actress Scarlett Johansson (above, at the Met Gala) has made an album with singer-songwriter Pete Yorn.PHOTO: REUTERS

NEW YORK • Scarlett Johansson marches to her own beat.

The actress has, so far, not joined the list of A-listers distancing themselves from Woody Allen over accusations that the director molested his adopted daughter Dylan when she was seven, a quarter of a century ago.

But if that fanned a degree of criticism, she has also publicly supported Georgina Chapman, the estranged wife of producer Harvey Weinstein whose sexual transgressions, some had assumed, might spell the end of her Marchesa fashion label.

"To me, it seems inhumane to hold someone accountable for their partner's actions. It feels extremely, deeply wrong," said Johansson, who fielded queries about the #MeToo movement even though she was giving the interview to plug her album collaboration with American singer-songwriter Pete Yorn.

Last month, she walked the talk, stepping out in a crimson Marchesa gown at the Met Gala, New York's party of the year.

"I just really wanted something that was beautiful and my idea of heavenly and romantic," said the 33-year-old, who is best known for her roles in Lost In Translation (2003), The Avengers (2012) and three Allen films.

Her album Apart, which came out last Friday, has five indie tracks focused on the aftermath of a failed relationship.

Actress Scarlett Johansson (above, at the Met Gala) has made an album with singer-songwriter Pete Yorn (right).
Actress Scarlett Johansson (above, at the Met Gala) has made an album with singer-songwriter Pete Yorn. PHOTO: REUTERS

Johansson, who laid down her vocals in just one afternoon, said music is just another way to express herself.

"It's all coming from mostly here," she said, pointing to her gut.

"Sometimes here," she gestured to the heart.

"Mostly here," she said with a smile, back to the gut.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 04, 2018, with the headline 'Scarlett Johansson stands Apart from the crowd'. Print Edition | Subscribe