Woody Allen, no stranger to scandal himself, had some wise advice to offer his new muse, Match Point and Scoop star Scarlett Johansson. “She can do anything, but she has to make the right choices of films and she’s got to not go the ‘Page Six’ party route,” he says in the current issue of Maclean’s, “Page Six” reported yesterday. “She has to take her acting seriously … the way someone like Meryl Streep did it.” It was sweet, actually, the wizened director’s concern for Johansson, even when he said somewhat daddy-creepily that, “I don’t want to read about her in the paper with this boyfriend or that boyfriend.” So how is Woody helping to keep the “Page Six” wolves from the young actress’ tender flesh? How is he ensuring that Scarlett won’t become, well, a scarlet woman? Well, for starters, he’s given her a “steamy lesbian sex scene” and a ménage à trois scene in his new film, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, “Page Six” reports today. “It is also extremely erotic,” a source tells the Post. “People will be blown away and even shocked. Penelope and Scarlett go at it in a red-tinted photography dark room, and it will leave the audience gasping.” Indeed.
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