Woody Allen has spoken up about the backlash he’s faced since #MeToo movement, saying that he believes he should be the ‘poster boy’ for the movement due to his track record of working with actresses.
Speaking with France24, the controversial director who allegedly raped his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow when she was only 7, said:
“I’ve worked with hundreds of actresses [and] not one of them has ever complained about me, not a single complaint. I’ve worked with, employed women in the top capacity, in every capacity, for years and we’ve always paid them exactly the equal of men. I’ve done everything that the #MeToo movement would love to achieve.”
He also spoke about the challenge he’s facing with selling his latest film, Rainy Day in New York, in the U.S. It is worthy to note that several of the stars who worked on his latest film, including Timothee Chalamet and Rebecca Hall, expressed regret in working on the film and donated their salaries to anti-abuse charities.
And he is not afraid of being blackballed by Hollywood. He said:
“I couldn’t care less. I’ve never worked in Hollywood. I’ve always worked in New York, and it doesn’t matter to me for a second. If tomorrow nobody would finance my films and nobody would finance my theater plays or nobody would publish my books, I’d still get up and write because that’s what I do. So I will always work. What happens to it commercially is another matter. I haven’t thought of retiring. I don’t have to make movies. If people didn’t want to finance my movies I would be very happy working in the theater, or writing books, but I like to get up and write. I don’t like to get up and do nothing