"It was really baffling and you know, I think you can’t have it both ways, right? If you take a job as a public advocate then you must advocate publicly," Johansson said at the Women in the World Summit in a video captured by Forbes. "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]?"
Several weeks ago, Johansson, 32, played Trump, 35, on "SNL" in a fictitious advertisement for a perfume called Complicit. When King asked Trump whether she was indeed complicit, the president's daughter demurred.
"If being complicit is wanting to ... be a force for good and to make a positive impact, then I’m complicit," she said. "I don’t know what it means to be complicit, but you know, I hope time will prove that I have done a good job and much more importantly that my father’s administration is the success that I know it will be."
Johansson, who said she's met Trump several times in the past, acknowledged that being the president's daughter is in a "unique" position. However, she added, that role could lead to great things.
"She’s a very well-spoken and smart, intelligent woman," Johansson said. "She has an opportunity to really make a big impact just by being vocal."