Rebecca Hall, who starred in Woody Allen’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.