Vicky Cristina Barcelona actress Rebecca Hall has now become the latest Woody Allen collaborator to express her regret at working with the famous writer-director, who’s been repeatedly accused by his step-daughter Dylan Farrow of sexual assault. IndieWire reports that Hall—who recently filmed for a single day on Allen’s upcoming movie, A Rainy Day In New York—has pledged to give her paycheck from the movie to the Time’s Up movement, by way of apology for working with Allen over the years.
“I see, not only how complicated this matter is, but that my actions have made another woman feel silenced and dismissed,” Hall said about the decision to work with Allen again, noting that, at the time, she still felt grateful to Allen for giving her one of her first major breaks in the industry. “That is not something that sits easily with me in the current or indeed any moment, and I am profoundly sorry. I regret this decision and wouldn’t make the same one today.” Hall apparently shot the scene the day after the first allegations against Harvey Weinstein started appearing in the press.
“It’s a small gesture and not one intended as close to compensation,” Hall wrote about her donation to the Time’s Up movement, which is working to increase female representation in film, and to encourage an atmosphere in which harassment and assault are prevented, and women are free to discuss these issues when they still occur. “I’ve also signed up, will continue to donate, and look forward to working with and being part of this positive movement towards change not just in Hollywood but hopefully everywhere.”