It appears no amount of #MeToo blowback will stop Woody Allen from doing what he loves.
A reporter for Page Six caught up with the “Annie Hall” filmmaker and asked him about the growing chorus of people in Hollywood who say they will no longer work with him due to allegations of child molestation against him.
“I’m a writer,” he responded. “It’s what I am. What I do. What I always will be. I’ll write. Since I continually have ideas it’ll be new ideas and I’ll write new things.”
In the meantime, the director’s latest film, “A Rainy Day in New York” was set to be released this year by Amazon Studios, but has reportedly been shelved indefinitely; it’s not clear whether any of his other projects will go forward at the studio.
“A Rainy Day in New York” cast members Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Hall, and Griffin Newman have all spoken out against the film and donated their fees from the film to RAINN and Time’s Up.
Some actors have stuck by Allen, though. Javier Bardem, who starred in 2008’s “Vicky Cristina Barcelona” recently called him a “genius” and said, “I would work with him tomorrow.”