Kate Winslet On Woody Allen: 'On Some Level Woody Is A Woman'

Winslet praised the "incredibly brave" women for coming forward against Weinstein and said she was "deeply shocked" by their allegations, but said that with Allen, she was willing to separate the art from the artist in order to work with the "incredible" director.

Allen has been accused of sexually abusing Dylan Farrow when she was seven. However, as Farrow notes, "the revolution has been selective", as so many people in Hollywood have largely ignored the accusations Farrow has made against Allen.

She added that Woody Allen's latest feature film, Wonder Wheel, was released theatrically on December 1.

"I just think he's very in touch with that side of himself", Winslet told the Herald.

"Woody Allen is an incredible director", she said.

WONDER WHEEL tells the story of four characters whose lives intertwine amid the hustle and bustle of the Coney Island amusement park in the 1950s: Ginny (Kate Winslet), a melancholy, emotionally volatile former actress now working as a waitress in a clam house; Humpty (Jim Belushi), Ginny's rough-hewn carousel operator husband; Mickey (Justin Timberlake), a handsome young lifeguard who dreams of becoming a playwright; and Carolina (Juno Temple), Humpty's long-estranged daughter, who is now hiding out from gangsters at her father's apartment. Allen's savvy affiliates know that it's unseemly to direct attacks at me, an alleged victim, and so the invective is directed at my mother again and again.

In an op-ed published Thursday by The Los Angeles Times, Dylan Farrow called out Winslet for working with Allen, and for ducking questions regarding the allegations against him.

In her Op-Ed, Dylan calls attention to what she feels is a hypocrisy. "Although the culture seems to be shifting rapidly, my allegation is apparently still just too complicated, too hard, too 'dangerous, ' to use Lively's term, to confront", Farrow wrote.

The director Wednesday Soon-Yi Previn in 1997, a union that also garnered controversy, as Previn is the adopted daughter of Allen's ex-wife Mia Farrow. "I had an extraordinary working experience with both of those men, and that's the truth".

"It isn't just power that allows men accused of sexual abuse to keep their careers and their secrets", she writes. However, she ended the op-ed with a call to break the code of silence around her allegations-a code that, she wrote, is maintained because of Allen's Hollywood clout. His own bad, bizarrely revealing movie, Wonder Wheel, was released last week and is in the midst of an awards season campaign. And then, she points to the heart of the problem that remains within this swift sea change, even as Weinstein and others fall down around Allen: "It is also our collective choice to see simple situations as complicated and obvious conclusions as a matter of "who can say"?"

The idea of Allen as this empowering hero to women is a common one among actresses who work with him.

"The system worked for Harvey Weinstein for decades", Farrow says.



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