Colin Firth Is The Latest Actor To Pledge That He Won't Work With Woody Allen Again
The Hollywood boycott against director and screenwriter Woody Allen continues to pick up steam as Colin Firth has joined the growing chorus of performers.
Firth's Background With Allen
The King's Speech and Kingsman: The Secret Service actor revealed to the Guardian that he would not make an appearance in any of Allen's next projects in the near future.
"I wouldn't work with him again," said Firth.
Firth played the lead role in Allen's 2013 Magic in the Moonlight. The film focused on a grumpy British magician (Firth) who is charmed by an American mystic named Sophie (Emma Stone) during his travels in the late 1920s.
While critics genially raved about Firth's portrayal of the British illusionist, they took Allen to task for the film's unevenness and weak screenplay. In fact, Rotten Tomatoes' users gave the film a 45%.
Farrow's CBS Interview
Firth's quick comment comes hours after Allen's estranged step-daughter, Dylan Farrow, sat down with CBS This Morning anchor Gayle King in an exclusive interview. The interview marked the first time that Farrow opened up to a television journalist since she published her Los Angeles Times essay condemning Hollywood for not giving Allen the same treatment that they gave disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein.
King bluntly asked Farrow if she was on a mission to take the Annie Hall director down.
"Why shouldn't I be angry? Why shouldn't I be hurt? Why shouldn't I feel some sort of outrage after all these years of being ignored and disbelieved and tossed aside?" said Farrow.
Allen Fights Back
Just hours after Farrow's scathing interview and Firth's promise, the Blue Jasmine director issued a statement denying all of his estranged stepdaughter's claims and pointed the blame at his ex-wife, legendary actress Mia Farrow.
Allen claimed that Farrow brainwashed her daughter to hate him. Allen also believes that the Farrow family is using these accusations to help move the Time's Up Movement forward. He also stated that he never molested his stepdaughter and that his adopted son, Moses, saw Mia Farrow coaching the younger Farrow.
Several members of the Hollywood A-List including Alec Baldwin and Kate Winslet have continued to defend Allen in the press.