Greta Gerwig regrets doing Woody Allen film: ‘I will not work for him again’

Greta Gerwig says she will never work for Woody Allen again and wouldn’t have starred in his 2012 movie “To Rome With Love” had she known about the accusations against him.

“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,” Gerwig told the New York Times when asked about Allen. “I can only speak for myself and what I’ve come to is this: 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. 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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HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 08: Honoree Diane Keaton (L) and Director-Actor Woody Allen onstage at American Film Institute's 45th Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute to Diane Keaton at Dolby Theatre on June 8, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for AFI)
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HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 08: Director-Actor Woody Allen (L) and Honoree Diane Keaton onstage at American Film Institute's 45th Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute to Diane Keaton at Dolby Theatre on June 8, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for AFI)
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Her condemnation comes just two days after she said she hasn’t come “down on one side or the other” at the 2018 Golden Globes.

“Well, I’m so thrilled to be here tonight as a writer and director and creator and to be making my own movies and putting that forth, and it’s something I’ve thought deeply about and I care deeply about and I haven’t had an opportunity to have an in-depth discussion where I come down on one side or the other, but I definitely take it to my heart,” Gerwig told press backstage, according to Entertainment Weekly. “My job is to be a writer-director and to be that person and to tell these stories.”

In response to Gerwig’s updated thoughts on Allen, Allen’s daughter Dylan Farrow took to Twitter to say, “Greta, thank you for your voice. Thank you for your words. Please know they are deeply felt and appreciated.”

Allen has been accused of sexual assault by his adoptive daughter, Farrow, an allegation for which he was investigated in 1992, but never charged. Allen has denied the allegations as an invention of Farrow’s mother, actress Mia Farrow, but they resurfaced when Farrow detailed her experience in an open letter in the New York Times in 2014.

Last month, Farrow published a new op-ed in the Los Angeles Times, in which she called out Kate Winslet, Blake Lively, and Gerwig for working with Allen amidst the accusations.

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10. “Justice League” — $635.9 million

For all the bashing the movie took from critics and the fans, this latest DC Comics movie was able to crack the top 10 (let’s check in a couple of weeks to see if “The Last Jedi” ruins the party). It’s the worst performer of any of the DC releases to date, but on the bright side, it likely won’t lose $100 million for Warner Bros. 

9. “It” — $697.5 million

Domestic: $327.4 million

WB couldn’t be more happy with how this adaptation of Stephen King’s book, made on a $35 million budget, performed at the box office. And it was a hit internationally, where horrors usually don’t do as strong.

8. “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” — $794.8 million

Domestic: $172.5 million

People in the US may have had enough of the “Pirates” franchise, but it’s still working overseas. So expect more.

7. "Wonder Woman" $821.8 million

Domestic: $412.5 million

It’s Warner Bros. crowning moment so far with its DC Comics franchise. The movie wasn’t just great, it was a beacon for the female empowerment movement going on in the country.

6. “Thor: Ragnarok” — $841.8 million

Domestic: $306.3 million

Marvel did a major pivot with the “Thor” movies and it worked. The wacky feel, lead by its director Taika Waititi, gave a spike in business to one of the few Marvel characters whose standalone movies were getting stale.

5. “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” — $863.5 million

Domestic: $389.8 million

This Marvel title, on the other hand, didn’t need any changes at all. This sequel to the overachieving original movie came back with more fun and sweet needle drops.

4. “Spider-Man: Homecoming” — $880.1 million

Domestic: $334.2 million

Sony teamed with Marvel Studios for its latest relaunch of Spidey and it was a masterful move. The inclusion of Tony Stark led to a light-hearted story and the franchise’s new Peter Parker, Tom Holland, did the rest with his charm.

3. “Despicable Me 3” — $1.03 billion

Domestic: $264.5 million

It wasn’t a great year for animated releases compared to the past couple. This is the only one that really knocked it out of the park around the world. Expect Universal and Illumination to call on Steve Carell to do more (and more Minions movies, too).

2. “The Fate of the Furious” — $1.23 billion

Domestic: $225.7 million

Not even infighting among the enormous stars of this franchise can stop its money making potential. It's pretty much bulletproof overseas, where the movie made $1 billion!

1. “Beauty and the Beast” — $1.26 billion

Domestic: $504 million

Disney’s process of doing live-action versions of its animated classics is going smoothly. 2016’s “Jungle Book” almost hit the $1 billion mark worldwide ($966.5 million) and “Beauty and the Beast” did this year. On deck: “Lion King.”

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Gerwig was previously asked about working with Allen in an interview with NPR’s Terry Gross in November, in which she said, “It’s all very difficult to talk about because I think I and other women — we’ve — feel that this moment has been a long time in coming and also feeling terrified that we’re going to now say the wrong thing. And I think you can even see in the way that certain women have been attacked, even since taking a brave step of coming forward, and how they’ve been torn down or questioned their motives or why didn’t they say something — and just this fear that you’re going to somehow address this not correctly — and I think it’s a… I think I’m living in that space of fear of being worried about how I talk about it and what I say.”

David Krumholtz, who recently starred in Allen’s “Wonder Wheel,” said last week that he “deeply” regrets working with the filmmaker and called it one of his “most heartbreaking mistakes.”

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