Freida Pinto Would 'Absolutely Not' Work with Woody Allen Again: 'I'm Not Desperate'
Freida Pinto is standing strong against Woody Allen.
The Slumdog Millionaire actress, 34, worked with the embattled director, 83, on the 2010 movie You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger opposite Josh Brolin.
In a new interview, Pinto said she wouldn’t do so again in the wake of the Time’s Up and #MeToo movements, referencing the accusations of sexual abuse from Allen’s daughter Dylan, one of his three children with ex Mia Farrow.
“No. Absolutely not. I wouldn’t work with him because I’m in solidarity with women who have come out with their stories, whether they are proven or not,” Pinto recently told The Guardian. “I’m just going to stick to what my gut instinct tells me. I’m 34 years old, I’ve worked for 11 years in this industry, I’m not desperate and I will never be desperate.”
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In late 2017, Allen faced resurfaced allegations of child molestation by his daughter Dylan Farrow, who publicly claimed in a New York Times open letter in 2014 that Allen molested her as a child. Allen has long denied the allegations, which were first reported during his explosive 1992 split from Farrow. The director was not charged, though a Connecticut prosecutor said there was probable cause for a criminal case.
While many actors have since denounced Allen, a few have also come to his defense, the most recent being Alan Alda, who on Sunday was honored with a Screen Actors Guild Lifetime Achievement award.
“I’d work with him again if he wanted me,” the 82-year-old actor, who has appeared in three of Allen’s films, told The Hollywood Reporter.
“I don’t know all the facts, I don’t know if he’s guilty or innocent. But you can be uncertain — that’s what I go on.”