Marion Cotillard Calls Woody Allen 'Weird' And Will Not Work With Him Again
The list of actors that have vowed not to work with Woody Allen again continues to grow. This time, Marion Cotillard has added her name.
Midnight In Paris
Cotillard previously worked with Allen when he filmed his 2012's Midnight in Paris. The Dark Knight Rises actress starred alongside an all-star cast that includes Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Corey Stoll, Adrien Brody, and Kathy Bates.
Six years after the film premiered, Cotillard shared her uncanny experience with the director and screenwriter on the movie set and how she would do a double take if her agent presented her with a potential project from him.
"I have to say today, yeah, if he were to ask me again...I don't think it would ever happen because the experience we had together was very odd. I admire some of his work, but we had no connection on set," said Cotillard.
Cotillard also mentioned that she knew little about Allen's personal life including the fact that he married one of his adopted daughters. However, Cotillard called it weird, but she could not have any misconceived notions.
The Allen Boycott
Cotillard is the second Oscar-winning actor to join the growing boycott of Woody Allen. Earlier on Friday, Jan. 19, Colin Firth stated to The Guardian that he would not work with Allen again.
Other actors who planned to not work with Allen include Call Me By Your Name actor Timothee Chalamet, Lady Bird director Greta Gerwig, and Mira Sorvino, one of Harvey Weinstein's blacklist survivors and accusers.
A Family Feud
The Allen boycott could stem from his estranged stepdaughter, Dylan Farrow. Farrow, who wrote a scathing op-ed in the Los Angeles Times in 2017, stated that Hollywood has a double standard as it condemned disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein and not Allen. Both Gerwig and Sorvino had publicly apologized to Farrow weeks when they made their vows not to work with Allen again.
When CBS This Morning anchor Gayle King plainly asked Farrow if this was a personal vendetta to take down her former stepfather, Farrow responded that she had a right to be angry and was tired of being ignored and tossed aside for years.
Hours after Farrow's interview aired on CBS, Allen responded and blamed his ex-wife, Mia Farrow, for brainwashing his former stepdaughter and using their private lives to help move the Time's Up Movement forward. He also proclaimed his innocence.
Several Hollywood actors that have questioned the Allen boycott and defended the Blue Jasmine director including Alec Baldwin and Kate Winslet.