Actress Says She Regrets Role in New Woody Allen Film; Donates Salary to #TimesUp Initiative


Rebecca Hall, who starred in ’s Vicky Christy Barcelona and has a small role in his latest project has said she regrets the decision to work on the new movie, and will be donating the salary she made to the Times Up initiative.

She says seven months ago when she was asked to do the film, titled A Rainy Day in New York, she quickly said yes. It was a small role requiring only one day of shooting in New York City, and her role in Vicky Christy Barcelona was one of her first significant roles in film, so it felt like an easy decision at the time. But then the day the news about Harvey Weinstein came to light, was the one day she had to be on set. “In the weeks following I have thought very deeply about this decision, and remain conflicted and saddened,” she wrote in statement she released on her Instagram account.

Dylan Farrow’s statements earlier this week affected her deeply, and made her realize how complicated the matter is. “My actions have made another woman feel silenced and dismissed,” she wrote. “That is not something that sits easily with me in the current or indeed any moment, and I am profoundly sorry.”

Hall says she would not have made the same decision to work again with Woody Allen if she made that decision today, and announced she will donate the money she made to the Times Up initiative and plans to take a more active role in the movement.

You can read her full statement below.

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. 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. 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

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