This week we’ve seen two actresses come out and say they’re not thrilled they worked with Woody Allen and that nobody should count on seeing them in one of his movies again. Greta Gerwig said she wouldn’t have worked with Woody knowing now what she knows about Dylan Farrow’s side of the story. Mira Sorvino has taken her announcement one step further; she has personally apologized to Dylan for choosing to work with Woody on 1995’s Mighty Aphrodite.
Mira wrote an open letter addressed to Dylan Farrow for The Huffington Post, in which she repeatedly apologized. She first apologized for not speaking to Dylan sooner. She apologized for being naive and accepting the media’s implication that the accusations against Woody were the work of a jilted and bitter Mia Farrow (Mira also apologized to Mia for that too).
Mira apologized for not doing more research on the allegations before she accepted the role that won her a Best Supporting Actress Oscar. She explained why she didn’t really dig a little deeper into the allegations that Woody was a child toucher, saying she was obsessed with him growing up, having read his books and performing in a high school production of Play It Again, Sam. She also said that she was familiar with his reputation of being gross around young girls, but that he was nothing but friendly and professional to her on set. She acknowledged that it’s been hard to denounce Woody Allen considering that Mighty Aphrodite launched her career.
“It is difficult to sever ties and denounce your heroes, your benefactors, whom you fondly admired and felt a debt of gratitude toward for your entire career’s existence. To decide, although they may be fantastically talented and helped you enormously, that you believe they have done things for which there can be no excuse. But that is where we stand today.”
Mira also apologized for taking so long in doing the legwork after the fact. After speaking to Dylan’s brother Ronan Farrow for The New Yorker’s exposé on Harvey Weinstein, she asked to learn more about Dylan’s allegations. Ronan pointed her in the right direction, which wouldn’t have taken much work, since it’s not exactly hard to find the information. All the evidence out there was the confirmation Mira needed to believe that Dylan was telling the truth.
More apologies followed. Mira said “I’m sorry” to Dylan for having to watch Woody get his ass kissed by powerful and respected members of Hollywood for so years and years. She said “I’m sorry” for taking so long to come out and say she believes her. And with that, Mira will never work with Woody again.
“Even if you love someone, if you learn they may have committed these despicable acts, they must be exposed and condemned, and this exposure must have consequences. I will never work with him again.”
All those sorries made their way to Dylan, and she fully accepts the apologies.
— Mira Sorvino (@MiraSorvino) January 11, 2018
Apologizing to Dylan was a good gesture, and so was announcing that she wanted to keep her career away from Woody Allen. And honestly, Mira Sorvino can go ahead and distance herself completely from Mighty Aphrodite if she wants to. Between Woody Allen and Harvey Weinstein, that movie is tainted with a capital T. I don’t think anyone would blame her if she started using that Oscar as a door stop in her laundry room.