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Lady Bird director Greta Gerwig says that she regrets working with Woody Allen in the past

“If I had known then what I know now, I would not have acted in the film.”

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DURING A Q&A session after the Golden Globes, Lady Bird director Greta Gerwig was caught off guard when a reporter asked her a question about her association with Woody Allen.

She was asked:

Recently, a few actors who have appeared in Woody Allen’s films regret working with him, so I’m wondering now, how do you feel about your decision to work with him?

It’s pretty hard to watch the awkward response Gerwig provided to this question. She clearly was not expecting this to be brought up.

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People accused Gerwig, and many of the other stars who wore black to the Golden Globes of being hypocrites.

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A few days after the Golden Globes, the 34-year-old writer and director told the New York Times that she regrets working with Woody Allen.

NY Times columnist Frank Bruni brought the Woody Allen situation up during Gerwig’s interview.

Will Kevin Spacey work again? Should he? This question came up with Roman Polanski, it comes up with Woody Allen. Should we care about, reward or punish what artists do beyond the parameters of their art? Should it affect their opportunities? Their reception?

Gerwig immediately responded that she’d like to speak specifically about the Woody Allen question, explaining that she had asked about it a couple of times recently.

I worked for him on a film that came out in 2012. It is something that I take very seriously and have been thinking deeply about, and it has taken me time to gather my thoughts and say what I mean to say.

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The director continued:

If I had known then what I know now, I would not have acted in the film. I have not worked for him again, and I will not work for him again. Dylan Farrow’s two different pieces made me realize that I increased another woman’s pain, and I was heartbroken by that realization.

The two pieces by Dylan Farrow that Gerwig refers to are her 2014 open letter in the NY Times and another piece written in December 2017 entitled ‘Why has the #MeToo revolution spared Woody Allen?

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She concluded:

I grew up on his movies, and they have informed me as an artist, and I cannot change that fact now. But I can make different decisions moving forward.

 

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