Woody Allen has taken another hit from an actress and fellow director who has appeared in one of his films.
Sunday night was a big night for Greta Gerwig. Her film Lady Bird, which she wrote and directed, took home two Golden Globes, including Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy. It was not as big a night for Aaron Sorkin and his Globe-nominated film Molly’s Game, but even so, both Sorkin and Gerwig joined New York Times columnist Frank Bruni to look back at the awards ceremony and talk about the TIME’S UP movement in Hollywood. Naturally, the topic of Woody Allen came up and whether or not we should punish artists for what they do outside of their art.
Gerwig, who appeared in Woody Allen’s 2012 film To Rome With Love, responded:
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. I have not worked for him again, and I will not work for him again. Dylan Farrow’s two different pieces made me realize that I increased another woman’s pain, and I was heartbroken by that realization. I grew up on his movies, and they have informed me as an artist, and I cannot change that fact now, but I can make different decisions moving forward.
Gerwig joins Ellen Page (who also appeared in To Rome with Love) and David Krumholtz, who appeared in Allen’s most recent film, Wonder Wheel, in expressing regret about working with Allen. (Meanwhile, Kate Winslet is still out here singing the man’s praises.) Gerwig was previously asked if she regrets working with Allen at the Golden Globes after winning the Globe for Best Comedy, but brushed the question off. Now, she has come up with a better answer.
It’s nice to see Gerwig publicly denouncing Allen, something that could speak to the footing she’s gained in Hollywood and definitely speaks to the bigger platform women have to discuss these issues.