Actress-director Greta Gerwig will not be answering any of Woody Allen's calls in the future. Gerwig has cut ties with Allen.
Bye Bye Woody
In a conversation with The New York Times, Gerwig stated that she made her decision to cut ties with Woody Allen after "much-considered thoughts" and "reflection". Gerwig, who starred in Allen's 2012 film To Rome With Love, stated that she would not work with him in the near future after reading what happened to Allen's daughter, Dylan Farrow.
Farrow has long accused her estranged father of sexual misconduct, and Allen repeatedly denies the allegations. In her Dec. 7 opinion piece for Los Angeles Times, Farrow stated that the corrupted Hollywood system not only worked for disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, but it also worked for her father as well.
Allen's estranged adopted daughter specifically called out Gerwig and other high profile actresses such as Blake Lively and Kate Winslet for continuing to associate themselves with her father, while cutting ties with Harvey Weinstein.
A New Resolution
While longtime collaborators such as Diane Keaton and Kate Winslet have continued to defend their friend and co-worker, Gerwig decided to take a new approach to dealing with Allen. Gerwig, who might have read Farrow's commentary, stated that she was heartbroken when she realized that she played a part in causing Farrow pain. Gerwig concluded that she had to cut out Allen from her life.
"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," said Gerwig.
Farrow reached out to the Lady Bird director on Twitter on Jan. 9 and stated that she appreciated her comments.
A Golden Future
Now that Gerwig has cut ties with Woody Allen, it is expected that she will continue to participate in the 2018 award season. Gerwig's directorial debut, Lady Bird, won two significant awards at the Golden Globes: Best Motion Picture-Comedy or Musical and her lead actress, Saoirse Ronan, won Best Actress-Motion Picture Comedy or Musical.
In addition, Lady Bird was also recognized by the American Film Institute as it was named one of their top ten films of 2017. Gerwig herself was named one of Entertainment Weekly's top entertainers of 2017.
Lady Bird is currently up for eight Critics' Choice Awards including Best Picture, Best Acting Ensemble, and Best Comedy. Gerwig is up for Best Director and Best Original Screenplay.