Actress Diane Keaton Continues To Stand By Woody Allen
Hollywood may have begun to boycott film director Woody Allen, but acting legend Diane Keaton continues to stand by her longtime friend's side.
Tweeting Her Support
On Jan. 29, the Oscar-winning actress tweeted her support for her longtime friend.
"Woody Allen is my friend and I continue to believe him. It might be of interest to take a look at the 60 Minutes interview from 1992 and see what you think," Keaton wrote.
Back in 1992, veteran reporter Steve Kroft interviewed the Blue Jasmine director about the allegations of his ex-partner Mia Farrow. Farrow accused Allen of molesting their adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow.
Having A Conversation
Ms. Keaton's tweet stirred an engaging exchange among her Twitter followers.
"Leave Diane Keaton alone. She has a right to think whatever and say whatever she likes. Anyone who has the guts to stand up to all of you has my respect. You can't just shut anyone down who disagrees with you," said one Twitter user.
Other fans were disappointed with Keaton and asked some difficult questions surrounding Allen's controversial relationship with his wife, Soon-Yi Previn.
"Ms. Keaton, I have always respected your work. But even if you doubt the allegations against Allen, don't you find his relationship with Soon-Yi, and the role that he played as a parental figure to her growing up, troubling, and indicative that there might be a pattern?" asked one Twitter follower.
Keaton And Baldwin
Diane Keaton is not the only performer who supports Allen publicly.
Throughout January, actor Alec Baldwin issued several direct tweets criticizing Farrow's smear campaign against her former stepfather. On Sunday, Jan. 28, Baldwin compared Farrow to the literary character, Mayella, in Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird. The Mission: Impossible franchise actor asked his followers to compare Farrow with her half-brother, Moses, and asked them who is telling the truth.
He also told his followers on Sunday, Jan. 16 that it was 'unfair' and 'sad' that Hollywood was renouncing Allen's work.
Actors Cut Ties With Allen
While both Keaton and Baldwin have firmly planted their feet in Camp Allen, several Oscar winners such as Marion Cotillard, Colin Firth, and Mina Sorvino stated that they would not work with Allen again. Best Actor nominee Timothee Chalamet has pledged that he would donate his earnings from Allen's upcoming film, Rainy Day in New York, to three different charities. He also vowed that he will not work with the director in the future.
Keaton's History With Allen
Keaton has previously worked with Allen on several projects such as Play It Again, Sam, Manhattan, and Radio Days. She won a Best Actress award for her portrayal of the titular role in the classic 1977 film Annie Hall.
Allen also asked her to accept the Cecil B. DeMille Award on his behalf when the Hollywood Foreign Press Association awarded him the prize in 2014.