Actress Rebecca Hall is the latest Woody Allen muse to publicly denounce the writer-director and express regret over working with him. She posted a message to Instagram explaining that “The day after the Weinstein accusation broke in full force I was shooting a day of work on Woody Allen’s latest movie [A Rainy Day In New York, starring Selena Gomez and Timothée Chalamet]…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”
This announcement comes just days after Greta Gerwig, who starred in 2012’s To Rome With Love and has often cited Allen’s early work as a major inspiration for her, also claimed she would never work with him again.
Mighty Aphrodite star Mira Sorvino, too, penned a letter of regret for working with Allen, directing her apology to his daughter Dylan Farrow, who has long alleged that Allen molested her when she was a child. And they’re not the only ones. Griffin Newman, Ellen Page and David Krumholtz all say they’re sorry and won’t work with Allen again
Farrow has responded on Twitter to many of the famous actresses—and regular citizens—supporting her as the film community comes to terms with the misdeeds of one of its favorite auteurs, thanking everyone who has stood beside her.
Woody Allen & Cannes
In one of his most iconic films, against the backdrop of the title city shot in black and white, a twice-divorced man (Allen) falls for the mistress of his best friend (Keaton) rather than his current 17-year-old girlfriend (Hemingway). The film earned Hemingway an Oscar nomination for Best Actress in a Supporting Role and took home the BAFTA Award for Best Film.
Featuring: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Mariel Hemingway, Meryl Streep
Told through flashbacks over lunch at New York’s Carnegie Deli, talent manager Danny Rose (Allen) recalls trying to reconnect one of his clients with his long-lost mistress (Farrow) only to be dragged into a love triangle involving the mafia.
Featuring: Woody Allen, Mia Farrow
An actor (Daniels) literally walks off of the silver screen and into real-life Depression-era New Jersey where he falls in love with a woman (Farrow) stuck in a loveless marriage. The film has been widely recognized: it won the BAFTA for best film, the screenplay was nominated for several awards and it won the FIPRESCI Prize at the 1985 Cannes Film Festival.
Featuring: Mia Farrow, Jeff Daniels
Beginning and ending over Thanksgiving dinner, in a whirlwind of characteristically Allen-esque complicated relationships, Farrow’s husband (Caine) falls in love with her sister (Hershey) while Farrow’s ex-husband (Allen) also falls for her other sister (West). One of the highest-grossing movies in Allen’s repertoire, it was also nominated for seven Academy Awards (winning Best Supporting Actor and Actress—Caine and Wiest), and won two BAFTAs.
Featuring: Woody Allen, Mia Farrow, Diane Wiest, Michael Caine, Carrie Fisher, Barbara Hershey and a cameo by Soon-Yi Previn
A look back at American families during the golden age of radio: the narrator (Allen) introduces the audience to a Queens-based Jewish-American family that finds escape through different radio programs. The film was nominated for two Academy Awards and won two BAFTA awards.
Featuring: Mia Farrow, Woody Allen (narrator) and a young Seth Green
This series of three short films directed by Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola (written with Sofia Coppola), and Woody Allen are unified by a central New York City theme.
Featuring: Woody Allen, Mia Farrow, Kirsten Dunst, Nick Nolte, Rosanna Arquette, cameo by Larry David
A washed-up director (Allen) is given one last shot, but is forced to partner with his ex-wife (Leoni) and the studio head she left him for. When the first day of shooting comes around, Allen develops a case of psychosomatic blindness but decides the show must go on.
Featuring: Woody Allen, Tea Leoni, Debra Messing, George Harrison
In a dangerous tangle of relationships, a former tennis pro (Rhys Meyers) marries an heiress (Mortimer) and finds himself enjoying the benefits of his new social and financial standing, until he begins an affair with an American actress (Johansson) that could have disastrous consequences. The film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.
Featuring: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Matthew Goode, Emily Mortimer, Scarlett Johansson
In this sexually-charged film, Johansson and Hall take a summer holiday to Spain and both fall for the same dashing artist (Bardem)—further complicated when his fiery ex-wife (Cruz) returns. The movie, one of Allen’s most profitable, won the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture-Musical of Comedy, garnered Woody Allen his first Independent Spirit Award for Best Screenplay, and Penelope Cruz took home several Best Supporting Actress awards including the Oscar and BAFTA.
Featuring: Scarlett Johansson, Javier Bardem, Rebecca Hall, Penelope Cruz
In a signature series of romantic twists and turns, two couples veer off course with a dizzying mix of entertaining indiscretions like divorce, re-marriage to a prostitute, and fortune-teller induced affairs.
Featuring: Anthony Hopkins, Naomi Watts, Josh Brolin, Antonio Bandears, Frida Pinto
In Allen’s latest film, Paris is just as much a character as any one of the star-studded cast. Stuffy engaged man Gil, (Wilson) finds himself falling in love with the city rather than his fiancée while she (McAdams) finds herself drawn to the debonair Paul (Sheen).
Featuring: Adrien Brody, Lea Seydoux, Rachel McAdams, Michael Sheen, Marion Cotillard, Owen Wilson, Kathy Bates, Carla Bruni