Kristen Stewart Defends Working With Woody Allen
Apple| | By Sara Wilkins
Kristen Stewart has defended her decision to work with Woody Allen.
The 26-year-old actress stars alongside Jesse Eisenberg, Steve Carell and Blake Lively in the director’s latest offering Cafe Society. However, her decision to appear in the film was slammed by Allen’s estranged son Ronan Farrow, who said that by doing so she and the rest of the film’s cast were ignoring the director’s links to an alleged child molestation scandal.
But Stewart insists she and Eisenberg discussed in depth whether or not to star in the film.
“I was like, ‘What do you think? We don’t know any of these people involved. I can personalise situations, which would be very wrong’,” Stewart told The Hollywood Reporter. “At the end of the day, Jesse and I talked about this. If we were persecuted for the amount of s**t that’s been said about us that’s not true, our lives would be over. The experience of making the movie was so outside of that, it was fruitful for the two of us to go on with it.”
Stewart, Lively, Eisenberg and Carrell joined Allen for the premiere of Cafe Society at the Cannes Film Festival in France on Wednesday, and Farrow said he’s disgusted his dad still has so much Hollywood support after he and his mother, Mia Farrow, accused Allen of sexually assaulting his adopted daughter Dylan.
“They can trust that the press won’t ask them the tough questions,” Farrow told the publication. “It’s not the time, it’s not the place, it’s just not done. That kind of silence isn’t just wrong. It’s dangerous. It sends a message to victims that it’s not worth the anguish of coming forward. It sends a message about who we are as a society, what we’ll overlook, who we’ll ignore, who matters and who doesn’t. Actors, including some I admire greatly, continue to line up to star in his movies. It hurts my sister every time one of her heroes, like Louis C.K., or a star her age, like Miley Cyrus, works with Woody Allen.”
The moviemaker has never been charged and has always maintained his innocence, but Farrow is convinced his sister wasn’t lying when she opened up about her experiences with their father.