There was a time when Woody Allen would call up an actor or actress with a film role offer, and the response he’d receive might be, “Yes of course I’m available!“. But lately it seems like more and more of the voices on the other end of those phone calls are going to answer, “Uh…wrong number.” Colin Firth starred in 2014’s Magic in the Moonlight. Woody can go ahead and lose Colin’s number, because he has no interest in working with Woody again.
On the same day Dylan Farrow’s first TV interview with CBS This Morning happened (and the same day Woody once again said she ain’t telling the truth), The Guardian asked Colin if he had any thoughts. Which kind of makes sense, since Woody’s collaborators are beginning to fall into one of two camps: oh gross don’t remind me, and praise be from whom all film blessings flow. Colin Firth simply answered:
“I wouldn’t work with him again.”
Colin Firth joined the cast of Magic in the Moonlight in 2013. In 2014, Dylan Farrow wrote her open letter for The New York Times alleging that her father molested her. Colin doesn’t elaborate and say whether his decision had anything to do with Dylan’s allegations (of which the public has known about since forever). It’s probably safe to assume that’s what it is. But even if you take Dylan out of the equation, I can see why Colin wouldn’t want to work with Woody again. Magic in the Moonlight starts with Colin in yellow face and ends with him engaged to a girl less than half his age. Who knows what kind of problematic grossness Woody would have up his sleeve for Colin the next time.