The great Woody Allen working relationship exodus of late-2017/early-2018 had many famous former collaborators denouncing him. Many came out and said they were done with Woody. Some took a little while to get there, like Cate Blanchett, who at first remained on Team Woody, then backpedaled a bit by saying that maybe Dylan Farrow’s allegations should go back to trial. Others, like Alec Baldwin, Diane Keaton, and Javier Bardem, let it be known they still love Woody. And then there’s Scarlett Johansson, who recently said everything without saying a word by going out for dinner with Woody Allen.
Page Six says that Scarlett and Woody were seen having dinner on Friday night at an Italian restaurant in Manhattan. Despite Scarlett being a vocal supporter of the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements, her dinner date with Woody may come as a surprise, but it really shouldn’t. Woody directed Scarlett in three films: Scoop, Match Point, and Vicky Cristina Barcelona. Scarlett also defended Woody in 2014 from then-resurfaced accusations of sexual assault by Dylan Farrow.
Scarlett’s dinner with Woody is also a weird contrast from her appearance at the Met Gala earlier this month. Scarlett showed up in a Marchesa gown, the first celebrity to do so since Harvey Weinstein tanked Marchesa’s reputation seven months earlier. Scarlett implied her decision was an act of “Don’t blame the wife for the husband’s grossness.”
Scarlett and Woody probably met to talk about a future project. Or maybe Scarlett was putting in some charity hours by cutting up Woody’s food into tiny pieces for him and making sure he didn’t choke on a meatball. Because I’m sure we can all agree that would be a real shame if that happened.
During the launch of the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements, Cate Blanchett was one of those actresses who didn’t have much to say, but her name did appeared on Time’s Up’s list of supporters. But later on, she had us all confused about what side she was on by coming out in support of Woody Allen. Cate recently spoke to Variety, and she made it very clear what side she’s on. She also walked back her support of Woody just a teensy-tiny bit.
Woody Allen’s next movie is probably going to have to star Diane Keaton, Alec Baldwin, Cate Blanchett, and maybe Kate Winslet if he’s lucky (depending on the current state of her “bitter regrets”). Poor Woody, that’s really scraping the bottom of the barrel! Luckily, he can add Javier Bardem to the list of actors who will still fuck with him, so that’s at least one more second-rate unknown bit player Woody can count on.
January was a big month for actors and actresses letting everyone knew where they stood on the recently-very-important topic of Woody Allen. The snowball started rolling after Dylan Farrow slammed Hollywood for protecting Woody in the time of #MeToo. Not long after, some people started jumping ship (Greta Gerwig, Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Hall, Mira Sorvino, Colin Firth, Chloe Sevigny), while others like Alec Baldwin and Diane Keaton defended Woody. During it all, Cate Blanchett remained fairly silent until now. Cate’s opinions falls somewhere between Alec and Diane, and everyone else who believes Woody is a full-blown creep.
During the past few weeks, it’s been looking like the #MeToo movement pushed Hollywood to slowly turn on the untouchable turtle turd Woody Allen. Dylan Farrow, who has long accused Woody of molesting her when she was a child (he denies it), has been getting louder and louder about the alleged abuse and has called out several actors and actresses who support Time’s Up but yet have worked with Woody and haven’t denounced him yet. Many have turned on Woody, like Mira Sorvino, Greta Gerwig, Colin Firth, Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Hall and maybe even Kate Winslet. But the cheering section of Team Woody isn’t just tumbleweeds, moth balls and spiderwebs.
And the award for Most Overwrought Performance of Contrition goes to… Kate Winslet!
Last night Kate accepted a London Critics’ Circle award, and she finally spoke on the question that keeps hounding so many women (and sadly fewer men) in Hollywood these days: How do you feel about having worked with [insert creep’s name here]? Entertainment Weekly reports that Kate was moved by the Women’s Marches of late to speak out against the pervy and powerful. And she should know, she’s worked with some of the worst.