Rebecca Hall Donates Her Salary From Working With Woody Allen to Time's Up
By Jennifer Drysdale
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Rebecca Hall is donating her salary from her Woody Allen films to Time's Up.
The 35-year-old actress, who worked with Allen on 2008's Vicky Cristina Barcelona and the upcoming A Rainy Day in New York, took to Instagram on Friday to reveal her regret over working with the director, and her attempt to make it right.
"The day after the Weinstein accusation broke in full force I was shooting a day of work on Woody Allen’s latest movie in New York. I couldn’t have imagined somewhere stranger to be that day," Hall wrote. "When asked to do so, some seven months ago, I quickly said yes. He gave me one of my first significant roles in film for which I have always been grateful, it was one day in my hometown - easy. I have, however subsequently realized there is nothing easy about any of this. In the weeks following I have thought very deeply about this decision, and remain conflicted and saddened."
"After reading and re-reading Dylan Farrow’s statements of a few days ago and going back and reading the older ones - I see, not only how complicated this matter is, but that my actions have made another woman feel silenced and dismissed," she continued. "That is not something that sits easily with me in the current or indeed any moment, and I am profoundly sorry. I regret this decision and wouldn’t make the same one today."
"It’s a small gesture and not one intended as close to compensation but I’ve donated my wage to @timesup. I’ve also signed up, will continue to donate, and look forward to working with and being part of this positive movement towards change not just in Hollywood but hopefully everywhere. #timesup," Hall concluded.
Hall is not the only one to express remorse over working with Allen. Greta Gerwig, who worked with Allen on 2012's To Rome With Love, told The New York Times that Farrow's recent op-eds have prompted her to never work with Allen again.
Farrow is one of Allen's three children with his ex, Mia Farrow, and accused him of molesting her as a child in a February 2014 op-ed for The New York Times. An investigation into the claim took place in 1992 and provided no credible evidence. Allen continues to deny the allegations.