Rebecca Hall will donate her salary for her work on the upcoming Woody Allen film, “A Rainy Day In New York”, to the Time’s Up legal fund.
The 35-year-old Brit spent one day on the set of Allen’s film – coincidentally the day after the New York Times first broke the story of Harvey Weinstein’s sexual misconduct.
Hall took to Instagram to say she’s been “conflicted and saddened” about her decision to appear in “A Rainy Day In New York”. The film also stars Jude Law, Timothee Chalamet, Selena Gomez, Diego Luna, Liev Schreiber and Elle Fanning.
Hall, who previously worked with Allen on the 2008 drama “Vicky Cristina Barcelona”, is the latest celeb to apologize for working with the director.
Greta Gerwig and Mira Sorvino have both denounced Allen this week following an op-ed by Allen’s daughter Dylan Farrow who expressed her anger over celebrities continual support of her father despite claiming for years that he sexually assaulted her as a child.
Though Hall is “grateful” to the director for giving her her first big role, she vows to not work with Allen again.
“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,” she writes. “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.”
The actress also says she has signed up as a member of the Time’s Up initiative as she strives for change in Hollywood and beyond.
“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,” her post reads.