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.
Chloe’s at Sundance and Variety asked her if she’d ever work with Woody again. She appeared in Woody’s 2004 joint Melinda and Melinda. All signs point to “probably not?”
“I have my own turmoil that I’m grappling with over that decision,” Sevigny said. “Would I work with him again? Probably not.”
That’s a little wishy-washy but at least she’s being honest. Sure, Woody’s probably a long-term ickster but what if he suddenly decides to shoot a biopic of silent film star Clara Bow for which I’d be perfect? Cover all those bases, Chloe! Yes, the much more determined Colin Firth and the others are giving you the side-eye but hey, at least you’re not Rose from Titanic who busting at the seams with Woody Worship.
Speaking of people who worked with Woody Allen and were ambivalent about it, Kristen Stewart is Chloe’s latest co-star. Chloe co-produced and stars in Lizzie, a take on the Lizzie Borden murder case which she’s repping at Sundance. Kristen plays her maid, with whom Lizzie has a sexual relationship in the film. Man, those must be some monosyllabic, fatigued-looking love scenes. Chloe feels that they have much more in common than just ambivalence over working with a purported child molester.
She said their chemistry came naturally. “What are you kidding? I think there’s a mutual admiration. I think we both really identify with an outlaw, misfit character.”
Here’s Chloe, done up as old school Princess Leia teaching line dancing at an assisted living complex, speaking on working with Woody Allen again.