In the 90s, Woody Allen started having sex with the Korean orphan he and Mia Farrow adopted when she was 8. There’s also an entire Wikipedia page called, “Woody Allen sexual assault allegations”. But despite all this, in 2008, Rebecca Hall was in Woody Allen’s Vicky Cristina Barcelona. In 2018, Rebecca Hall will be seen in Woody Allen’s A Rainy Day in New York. But before this movie comes out, Hollywood really fucked up Hall’s chance to be in a third Woody Allen movie, because Hollywood has to pretend they hate Woody Allen now.
The day after the Weinstein accusation broke in full force I was shooting a day of work on Woody Allen’s latest movie in New York. I couldn’t have imagined somewhere stranger to be that day. When asked to do so, some seven months ago, I quickly said yes. He gave me one of my first significant roles in film for which I have always been grateful, it was one day in my hometown – easy. I have, however subsequently realized there is nothing easy about any of this. In the weeks following I have thought very deeply about this decision, and remain conflicted and saddened. After reading and re-reading Dylan Farrow’s statements of a few days ago and going back and reading the older ones – I see, not only how complicated this matter is, but that my actions have made another woman feel silenced and dismissed. That is not something that sits easily with me in the current or indeed any moment, and I am profoundly sorry. I regret this decision and wouldn’t make the same one today. It’s a small gesture and not one intended as close to compensation but I’ve donated my wage to @timesup. I’ve also signed up, will continue to donate, and look forward to working with and being part of this positive movement towards change not just in Hollywood but hopefully everywhere. #timesup
Ah, I see. Rebecca Hall is sorry for working with Woody Allen after “re-reading” some things she already knew. She totally would have come to this decision on her own with no external pressure, I bet. Totally. Actors apologizing for working with Woody Allen is being called “a movement” now. I have to say, “I apologize for working with a director who I knew was a piece of shit before I worked with him and I’m also donating my salary so I’m not in a think piece and look like I care after the fact” is my new favorite thing. Shout out to performative allyship.
This first picture in this gallery is Rebecca Hall sharing a nice moment with Woody Allen and his child bride. Very sweet.