The star of Ghost in the Shell had some words to say about the First Daughter.
Johansson has responded to Ivanka Trump’s CBS News interview with Gayle King earlier this week. Trump was herself responding to a SNL sketch in which Johansson impersonated Ivanka for a pointed faux perfume ad called ‘Complicit’ (“the fragrance for the woman who could stop all of this, but won’t”).
During the interview, Trump assured King that she voices all of her concerns to her father “with total candor” — but in private. Trump continued on to explain that she doesn’t believe it would make her an effective advocate to “constantly articulate every issue publicly where I disagree.”
Speaking with Arianna Huffington at the eighth annual Women in the World Summit in New York City on Thursday, the actress said she was "so disappointed" by Ivanka’s statements.
She argued: “I thought to myself, ‘Well that’s empowering.' If you take a job as a public advocate, then you must advocate publicly.” She added: “she has a real opportunity to make an impact just by being vocal.”
Continuing on, she said: “It’s such an old-fashioned concept that behind a great man is a great woman. Screw that, what about being in front of that man or next to him? It’s so old-fashioned, it’s so uninspired and actually really cowardly.”
Johansson concluded saying she had met Ivanka before and that “she’s a very well-spoken, smart and intelligent young woman… it baffles me, the whole situation baffles me.”