Why yes: This is another Woody Allen story. This time, we’re talking about Kate Winslet. Please: sit by the fire, whiskey in hand and join me for a of dark, depressive tale.
When asked about her history of working with Allen, Winslet has famously said things like, “It’s just a difficult discussion” and “I think on some level Woody [Allen] is a woman” — that is, when she’s not refusing to discuss Allen all together. Now, she’s changing her tune in the most noncommittal way possible.
The “Wonder Wheel” actress spoke out about working with abusers in the past, without naming names, at the London Critics Circle Film Awards this weekend.
I wouldn’t be able to stand here this evening and keep to myself some bitter regrets that I have at poor decisions to work with individuals with whom I wish I had not. It has become clear to me that by not saying anything, I might be adding to the anguish of many courageous women and men. Sexual abuse is a crime. While it rests with the rule of law to pass judgement, it lies with all of us to listen to the smallest of voices and to never stop listening. Also those who do have a voice are becoming afraid to say anything because of intense scrutiny and criticism.
I don’t know, Kate. At this point, it might be better to just lump yourself in with the Alec Baldwins and keep it moving. It’s a bit late to be going on about “the smallest voices” — especially when Dylan Farrow has been so consistently, bravely vocal.
So please, Kate — may I kindly suggest that you keep it? Thanks, babe.