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.
The hottest trend in Hollywood right now (besides the ongoing one in which celebrities give their unfortunate children the names of cities that also sound like television hospital dramas) is to disavow writer/director Woody Allen. Actors appear to be taking Woody’s daughter Dylan Farrow accusing him of molesting her when she was a child seriously. (It only took three years.) Whereas actors once viewed Woody asking them to be in one of his overly long and overly talky movies as a sign that they’d made it, now many of them are claiming that they will treat it like he’s offered to personally clog all of their toilets for free. No thanks, Wood. The latest actor to jump aboard the “Nix That Nebbish” bandwagon is eternal hipster and misunderstood Instagram beauty Chloe Sevigny. Maybe. Continue reading
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.
In 2014, Dylan Farrow wrote an open letter for The New York Times about her alleged abuse as a 7-year-old at the hands of her father Woody Allen. Woody responded to Dylan’s accusations by denying everything, implying she was coached by her mom Mia Farrow, and swore it was the last time he would comment on her accusations. Fast forward to today, when Dylan’s first television interview aired on CBS This Morning. We already knew it wasn’t going to be sunshine and sparkles for Woody. Woody is mad, and he commented on Dylan’s accusations again.
Dylan Farrow, Woody Allen’s adopted daughter, has long accused him of abusing her for years. And she gave her first television interview ever to CBS This Morning, and made it clear that she’d like to push Woody off his golden pedestal.