Colin Firth, welcome to the resistance.
“I wouldn’t work with him again,” Firth told the Guardian, simply enough.
In 2013, Firth appeared in Allen’s film Magic in the Moonlight, where he plays an English empiricist who falls in love with an American romantic. A year later, Farrow published an open letter on the New York Times blog accusing the Hollywood community of “turning a blind eye” to her claims that Allen, her adoptive father, molested her when she was seven years old.
Speaking with CBS News’ Gayle King on Thursday, Farrow said in response to a question about whether she was angry with celebrities who continue to admire Allen and star in his films:
“I’m not angry with them. I hope that, you know, especially since so many of them have been vocal advocates of this Me Too and Time’s Up movement that, um, they can acknowledge their complicity and maybe hold themselves accountable to how they have perpetuated this culture of – of silence in their industry.”
Several actors have already vowed not to work with Allen again, or expressed that position tacitly by promising to donate their salary from Allen’s forthcoming film, A Rainy Day in New York. These include Rebecca Hall, Greta Gerwig, and Mira Sorvino.
Alec Baldwin, meanwhile, chose this moment to defend Allen, calling the decision of several actors to distance themselves from the director “unfair and sad,” on Tuesday.