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.
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:
“Life is very complicated. I look to collaborate with artistic people and to go into an endeavor without judgment and to hopefully be treated with the same. It’s an artistic pursuit, and Polanski for instance had a very complicated and difficult life. It would be unfair of me to delve into something as complicated as the past that was brought up in the media.”
Eh, we’re not sure we’re sold on this answer. As you may know, the French-Polish filmmaker currently lives in Europe after avoiding U.S. charges for unlawfully sleeping with a 13-year-old girl. As for Mia Farrow‘s ex, he has vehemently denied sexually abusing his daughter Dylan when she was a girl — despite her accusation claiming otherwise.
On whether celebrities’ private lives should remain separate from their work, Adrien continued:
“Well, to a certain extent. I mean, again, people make mistakes in lives.”
There are mistakes, and then there are criminal acts. Just sayin’!
Unfortunately, the 43-year-old didn’t help his case by addressing the difference on how Bill Cosby and his peers have been treated. He concluded:
“I don’t even read about these things, to be honest. I choose not to indulge this kind of fodder.
I think there’s a lot of catastrophe in this world and a lot of cruelty and a lot of carelessness. Of course it’s horrible what comes out sometimes, and people have done things in their lives that may be inexcusable, but it’s not something to focus on.”
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