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Greta Gerwig discusses working with Woody Allen


Greta Gerwig, having recently scooped well-deserved acclaim for Best Picture for Lady Bird at the Golden Globes, has discussed working with the controversial director Woody Allen on 2012’s To Rome with Love.

Allen, who has been consistently plagued by sexual misconduct allegations throughout his career, faces more difficult questions after Dylan Farrow, the adopted daughter of director Woody Allen, wrote an essay last month for the L.A. Times reiterating an accusation that Allen allegedly molested her when she was 7 years old.

Now, when asked about Allen, Gerwig has insisted that she will never work with the 82-year-old again having read the allegations: “I can only speak for myself and what I’ve come to is this: If I had known then what I know now, I would not have acted in the film.” She said in an interview with The New York Times. “I have not worked for him again, and I will not work for him again. Dylan Farrow’s two different pieces made me realise that I increased another woman’s pain, and I was heartbroken by that realisation.”

The conversation comes as Hollywood launches the #TimesUp campaign to stop all abuse of women. On the subject, Farrow tweeted: “Advocating for “every victim” in the abstract is great for illustration.

“In practice, each victim is a real person with a story that may be inconvenient and require sacrifice to stand with them. If Hollywood isn’t prepared to do that, they shouldn’t try to lead this movement.”