Rachel Brosnahan Says She Regrets Working With Woody Allen

"Honestly, it's the decision that I have made in my life that is the most inconsistent with everything I stand for and believe in," the actress said.
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Rachel Brosnahan

Rachel Brosnahan says she deeply regrets working with writer/director Woody Allen on Amazon's 2016 limited series Crisis in Six Scenes. Allen has been accused by his daughter, Dylan Farrow, of molestation. 

"Look, I had a great experience working on that project," Brosnahan said during an interview for The Hollywood Reporter's 'Awards Chatter' podcast. "But I do have to take this opportunity to say that, for me, I have really struggled with the decision to do that project for a long time."

She continued: "Honestly, it's the decision that I have made in my life that is the most inconsistent with everything I stand for and believe in, both publicly and privately. And while I can't take it back, it's important to me, moving forward, to make decisions that better reflect the things that I value and my worldview."

The 27-year-old actress appeared in four of the six installments of Crisis in Six Scenes. She last week won best actress in a comedy series Golden Globe and Critics' Choice awards for her work on Amazon Prime's The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (which won best comedy series prizes at both events).

Brosnahan joins a growing chorus of Allen collaborators who have sought to distance themselves from him in the wake of the #MeToo movement, including two who are currently contending for Oscars for other film work: Lady Bird writer/director Greta Gerwig said that she wishes she had not worked with Allen, and Call Me by Your Name lead actor Timothee Chalamet said that he would be donating his full salary for his work in Allen's upcoming film A Rainy Day in New York to three charities: Time's Up, the LGBT Center in New York and RAINN, an anti-sexual violence organization.

Brosnahan's breakthrough role came on Netflix's House of Cards, on which she appeared between 2013 and 2015. Asked about the streaming service's response to allegations of sexual misconduct by Kevin Spacey — Spacey was terminated from the series — Brosnahan tells THR, "I think that it was handled beautifully. They took swift action, and I so look forward to the future of the show with Robin Wright front-and-center."

Added the actress, "I do think that we need to make sure that we don't keep letting shitty men dominate the conversation about extraordinary women."

Listen to the full 'Awards Chatter' episode, below.

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