Woody Allen wishes to be removed from this narrative.
As you know, the director's estranged son Ronan Farrow released a poignant essay back in May on the alleged sexual abuse the Oscar-winner inflicted upon his sister, Dylan Farrow. Allen responded shortly after by saying he has "so moved on" and he "never thinks about it." Hmm.
In a new interview with The Guardian, the 80-year-old reiterated the point that he doesn't want to be bothered with the allegations that have been following him for years.
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Dismissing the abuse claims as "tabloid stupidity," the annoyed Café Society narrator — who was described by the interviewer as "weary, sad, flat" — said:
We're assuming Woody Allen's PR team is on cloud nine as the lovable Blake Lively continues to sing the controversial director's praises time and time again!
Speaking with Hamptons magazine this week, the 28-year-old gushed (again) about working with the "empowering" movie maker, who has been plagued with sexual assault allegations, while filming the upcoming 1930s drama Café Society.
Miz Lively shared:
"[Woody] creates a very pleasant set where everybody's just happy to be there and happy to be making a movie, and happy to be a part of film history. For him to have that confidence in you almost gives you the confidence in yourself to just go with the flow. And those are the moments that he really likes, the found moments, the moments that aren't written but just happen."
Related: Woody Responds To Explosive Essay About Sexual Abuse Allegations
Cannes was certainly not drama free this year as a rape joke at the opening ceremony and a letter penned by Ronan Farrow thrust the allegations of sexual assault against Roman Polanski and Woody Allen back into the headlines.
As a result, several actors who've worked with Allen have since been asked about the separate controversies. On Monday, Adrien Brody addressed the topic on Jenny McCarthy's radio show Dirty, Sexy, Funny, and suggested that an artist's personal life should be separated from their body of work. Oh no.
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In case you forgot, Brody won an Oscar for his role in Polanski's film The Pianist and previously made Midnight In Paris with Allen. The A-lister explained:
Susan Sarandon is NOT a Woody Allen fan.
On Sunday, The Meddler actress told the world how she really feels about the controversial director during Variety and Kering's Women in Motion sit down with her Thelma & Louise costar Geena Davis at the Cannes Film Festival. Whoa.
Related: Woody Reportedly Bans THR From Cannes Event
The 69-year-old shared:
The Cannes Film Festival sure has managed to stir up a lot of controversy!
Not only has Woody Allen made headlines, but now Jodie Foster is using the platform to bring up great points and speak out against male filmmakers!
While helping to promote the film she directed, Money Monster, Foster sat down during Variety and Kering's Women in Motion talk to slam male filmmakers for relying too heavily on rape as motivational backstory for female characters.
Related: Cyndi Lauper & James Corden Sing About The Gender Pay Gap!
The 53-year-old also dished on the shifting business of the entertainment world and claimed that "studio executives are scared" of women.
Ch-ch-check out Foster's AH-Mazing interviews (below) and let us know your thoughts on the matter!
It looks like Woody Allen's facing some more controversy as the famed director's PR team allegedly banned The Hollywood Reporter from a publicity event at the Cannes Film Festival!
In case you didn't know, Woody's estranged son, Ronan Farrow, recently wrote an essay for THR in which he discussed the alleged abuse the Oscar-winner inflicted upon his sister, Dylan Farrow.
Related: Blake Lively SLAMS Cannes For 'Disappointing' Woody Rape Joke!
Even though the 80-year-old is out promoting his new flick Cafe Society at the film festival, he already commented on Ronan's essay claiming he's "said everything [he has] to say about" the situation. However, he apparently hasn't done all he has to do!
That's because it's now being reported that Allen's publicist, Leslee Dart, banned
When it comes to jokes about rape, Blake Lively isn't laughing.
The actress blasted the Cannes Film Festival for allowing a controversial rape joke about Woody Allen to be part of the opening night ceremony.
Over a Thursday lunch for the filmmaker's new movie Café Society, the 28-year-old said it was "disappointing" when MC Laurent Lafitte made a dig at Allen's sexual abuse accusations.
Photo: Blake Sports Mini Baby Bump At Cannes' Opening Ceremony!
She told Variety: