Greta Gerwig won’t work with Woody Allen again
The two had previously worked on his 2012 film, To Rome With Love
Actor and Lady Bird director, Greta Gerwig says she will not be working with veteran filmmaker Woody Allen again. Gerwig has previously worked with Allen on his 2012 film, To Rome With Love.
This comes after Allen came under scrutiny for sexual misconduct allegations as his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow accused him of sexually assaulting her when she was a child.
In light of the recent purge of sexual harassers in Hollywood and the #Metoo, Allen has come under renewed scrutiny, with some questioning why he is still releasing films like this year’s Wonder Wheel.
Gerwig who says she was “heartbroken” when she discovered the allegations against the director, avoided definitively saying that she regretted working on the earlier film. “If I had known then what I know now, I would not have acted in the film. I have not worked for him again, and I will not work for him again.”
Dylan Farrow’s two pieces made her realise “that I increased another woman’s pain, and I was heartbroken by that realisation. I grew up on his films, and they have informed me as an artist, and I cannot change that fact now, but I can make different decisions moving forward.”
Farrow responded to Gerwig’s statement on Twitter, thanking her for her words and writing that they are “deeply felt and appreciated.”