With the critical phenomenon that is Lady Bird, writer-director Greta Gerwig is becoming an award season staple and one of the fastest rising stars in Hollywood.
Thus far, many have found her answers to be incomplete at best, dodgy at worst. But now she’s finally ready to say definitively — she now regrets her role in 2012’s To Rome With Love.
In a conversation with The New York Times, she and fellow writer-director Aaron Sorkin were asked about separating the artist from the art, especially as it concerns those with scandals in their personal lives.
Greta took the opportunity to tackle her own Woody questions head-on, saying:
“I would like to speak specifically to the Woody Allen question, which I have been asked about a couple of times recently, as I worked for him on a film that came out in 2012. It is something that I take very seriously and have been thinking deeply about, and it has taken me time to gather my thoughts and say what I mean to say.
I can only speak for myself and what I’ve come to is this: If I had known then what I know now, I would not have acted in the film. I have not worked for him again, and I will not work for him again.
Dylan Farrow’s two different pieces made me realize that I increased another woman’s pain, and I was heartbroken by that realization.
I grew up on his movies, and they have informed me as an artist, and I cannot change that fact now, but I can make different decisions moving forward.”
What do YOU think of Greta’s new position on the controversial filmmaker?
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