Marion Cotillard: ‘I’d Ask Questions Before Signing On For Another Woody Allen Movie’

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January 21, 2018 | 9:10pm EST

French actress Marion Cotillard would think twice before signing on for another Woody Allen movie following allegations the director molested his adopted daughter when she was seven.
Several actresses, including Mira Sorvino, Greta Gerwig and Rebecca Hall, have vowed never to work with Woody again after claims made by the filmmaker’s estranged daughter Dylan Farrow – and backed up by her mother, actress Mia, and newsman brother Ronan – and now Marion, who starred in the director’s Midnight in Paris, insists she’d have a lot more questions if she was offered another role in one of his films.
“I don’t think it would ever happen because the experience we had together was very odd,” she tells The Hollywood Reporter. “I admire some of his work but we had no connection on set.”
“I didn’t know much about his personal life, actually,” she adds. “I knew that he had married one of his daughters, which I thought, honestly, was weird but I cannot judge something don’t know. But I have to say if he asked me to (be in a film) today I would question more, I would dig more… I’m very ignorant about this story and I just see that it hurts to see people suffering.”
Last week, Alec Baldwin, who has appeared in multiple Allen films, came to the director’s defense via Twitter, writing: “Woody Allen was investigated forensically by two states (NY and CT) and no charges were filed. The renunciation of him and his work, no doubt, has some purpose. But it’s unfair and sad to me. I worked w (with) WA (Woody Allen) 3 times and it was one of the privileges of my career.”
Alec added: “Is it possible to support survivors of pedophilia and sexual assault/abuse and also believe that WA is innocent? I think so. The intention is not to dismiss or ignore such complaints. But accusing ppl (people) of such crimes should be treated carefully. On behalf of the victims, as well.”
Allen has never been charged with a crime in relation to his adopted daughter’s claims. He has denied them on multiple occasions, accusing his ex-wife, Mia, of coaching their child to believe he molested her.

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