Javier Bardem Supports Woody Allen and Says He’s ‘Absolutely Not’ Ashamed They Worked Together

Bardem starred opposite Scarlett Johansson and Penélope Cruz in Allen’s “Vicky Cristina Barcelona.”

Javier Bardem is standing by Woody Allen amid industry backlash against the writer-director over a sexual abuse accusation made by his adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow. Bardem spoke with French publication Paris Match and said he is “absolutely not” ashamed to have worked with Allen on the 2008 comedy-drama “Vicky Cristina Barcelona.”

“If there was evidence that Woody Allen was guilty, then yes, I would have stopped working with him, but I have doubts,” Bardem said about the allegation and Hollywood’s critical reaction to Allen over the last several months.

Farrow has long accused Allen of molesting her as a child. Her allegation resurfaced in the height of the #MeToo movement. Allen denies the accusation is true. Many actors who worked with Allen have spoken out against the director and/or have expressed regrets over working with him, including Greta Gerwig, Ellen Page, Griffin Newman, and Hayley Atwell. Actors Rebecca Hall and Timothée Chalamet announced they would be donating their salaries for working on Allen-directed features to anti-harassment charities.

“I am very shocked by this sudden treatment,” Bardem said about the response. “Judgments in the states of New York and Connecticut found him innocent. The legal situation today is the same as in 2007.”

Bardem joins Diane Keaton and Alec Baldwin in supporting Allen. The actor will be heading to Cannes next month as a cast member in Asghar Farhadi’s opening night film “Everybody Knows,” in which Bardem stars opposite Penélope Cruz. Cruz and Bardem both starred in Allen’s “Vicky Cristina Barcelona.”

As for Allen, the director wrapped production on his latest feature, “A Rainy Day in New York,” in the fall. The film currently does not have any release date planned, nor has Allen announced a movie to shoot in 2019. The director’s last effort, the Kate Winslet-starring “Wonder Wheel,” opened last December.

Javier Bardem ‘Shocked’ Over Woody Allen Treatment

Javier Bardem is “shocked” by the treatment of Woody Allen and said he has “doubts” about the longstanding allegations of sexual misconduct against the filmmaker.

In an interview with French newspaper Paris Match, the actor, who starred in Allen’s 2008 film “Vicky Cristina Barcelona,” said he’s “absolutely not” ashamed to have worked with him.

“If there was evidence that Woody Allen was guilty, then yes, I would have stopped working with him, but I have doubts,” Bardem said, according to People. “I am very shocked by this sudden treatment. Judgments in the states of New York and Connecticut found him innocent. The legal situation today is the same as in 2007.”

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Several stars of Allen’s films have publicly said that they would not work with the director again in the wake of resurfaced allegations of sexual assault by his adoptive daughter, Dylan Farrow, and her mother, Mia Farrow. Among those are “Wonder Wheel” actor David Krumholtz, who said he “deeply” regrets working with the filmmaker on his most recent film, calling it one of his “most heartbreaking mistakes.”

Greta Gerwig also said she will never work for Allen again and wouldn’t have starred in his 2012 movie “To Rome With Love” had she known about the accusations against him. Peter Sarsgaard, who starred in Allen’s 2013 film “Blue Jasmine,” said he would turn down another chance to work with the director.

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Allen has been accused of sexual assault by his adoptive daughter Dylan Farrow, an allegation for which he was investigated in 1992 but never charged. Allen has denied the allegations, calling it an invention of Farrow’s mother, actress Mia Farrow. They accusations were brought back to the public’s attention when Farrow detailed her experience in an open letter in the New York Times in 2014.

In December, she published a new op-ed in the Los Angeles Times, in which she called out Kate Winslet, Blake Lively and Gerwig for working with Allen amidst the accusations.

A spokesperson for Bardem has not yet responded to TheWrap’s request for comment.

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Javier Bardem is “shocked” by the treatment of Woody Allen and said he has “doubts” about the longstanding allegations of sexual misconduct against the filmmaker.

In an interview with French newspaper Paris Match, the actor, who starred in Allen’s 2008 film “Vicky Cristina Barcelona,” said he’s “absolutely not” ashamed to have worked with him.

“If there was evidence that Woody Allen was guilty, then yes, I would have stopped working with him, but I have doubts,” Bardem said, according to People. “I am very shocked by this sudden treatment. Judgments in the states of New York and Connecticut found him innocent. The legal situation today is the same as in 2007.”

Several stars of Allen’s films have publicly said that they would not work with the director again in the wake of resurfaced allegations of sexual assault by his adoptive daughter, Dylan Farrow, and her mother, Mia Farrow. Among those are “Wonder Wheel” actor David Krumholtz, who said he “deeply” regrets working with the filmmaker on his most recent film, calling it one of his “most heartbreaking mistakes.”

Greta Gerwig also said she will never work for Allen again and wouldn’t have starred in his 2012 movie “To Rome With Love” had she known about the accusations against him. Peter Sarsgaard, who starred in Allen’s 2013 film “Blue Jasmine,” said he would turn down another chance to work with the director.

Allen has been accused of sexual assault by his adoptive daughter Dylan Farrow, an allegation for which he was investigated in 1992 but never charged. Allen has denied the allegations, calling it an invention of Farrow’s mother, actress Mia Farrow. They accusations were brought back to the public’s attention when Farrow detailed her experience in an open letter in the New York Times in 2014.

In December, she published a new op-ed in the Los Angeles Times, in which she called out Kate Winslet, Blake Lively and Gerwig for working with Allen amidst the accusations.

A spokesperson for Bardem has not yet responded to TheWrap’s request for comment.

Related stories from TheWrap:

Why Woody Allen Wasn't Charged: a Timeline of Dylan Farrow's Accusations

Judd Apatow Rips Diane Keaton's Defense of Woody Allen

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Cate Blanchett Speaks Out On Woody Allen Allegations: “I Don’t Think I’ve Stayed Silent At All”

Cate Blanchett is the latest actor to speak out about allegations aimed at Woody Allen, telling CNN she didn’t know about the claim of abuse levelled at the filmmaker when they worked together. Blanchett, who won a best actress Oscar for her role in Allen’s 2013 drama Blue Jasmine, was asked during the network’s Amanpour show how she could marry being a #MeToo supporter with “staying silent” about working with the director. The actress replied, “I don’t think I’ve stayed…

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Cate Blanchett Breaks Silence on Woody Allen: ‘If the Case Needs to Be Reopened, I Am in Support of That’

Blanchett won the Best Actress Oscar in 2014 for leading Woody Allen’s “Blue Jasmine.”

Cate Blanchett says she is in full support of another investigation into Dylan Farrow’s allegations of child molestation against Woody Allen. The Oscar-winning actress appeared on Christiane Amanpour’s CNN series on March 21 and was asked the following the question: “How do you juxtapose being a #MeToo proponent, a Time’s Up proponent, and staying silent or having worked with Woody Allen?”

“I don’t think I’ve stayed silent at all,” Blanchett responded. At the time that I worked with Woody Allen, I knew nothing of the allegations. At the time, I said it’s a very painful and complicated situation for the family, which I hope they have the ability to resolve.”

“If these allegations need to be reexamined which, in my understanding, they’ve been through court, then I’m a big believer in the justice system and setting legal precedents,” she continued. “If the case needs to be reopened, I am absolutely, wholeheartedly in support of that.”

Blanchett stressed that social media is “not the judge and jury” when it comes to harassment and abuse allegations.

“I feel that these things need to go into court, so if these abuses have happened, the person is prosecuted and so someone who is not in the shiny industry that I am can use that legal precedent to protect themselves,” she said. “Always, in my industry or any other industry, they’re preyed upon because they’re vulnerable.”

Blanchett won the Best Actress Oscar in 2014 for leading Allen’s drama “Blue Jasmine.” The role marks the only time the two artists have worked together. The allegation’s against Allen have resurfaced in the #MeToo and Time’s Up era.

Farrow spoke about the alleged assault to “CBS This Morning” in January, and many actors who previously worked with Allen have renounced the director. Rebecca Hall and Timothée Chalamet went as far as to donate their salaries from their respective Allen projects to Time’s Up.

You can watch Blanchett’s discussion with Amanpour in the video below.

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Michael Caine On Director Woody Allen: “I Wouldn’t Work With Him Again”

Actor Michael Caine, who won an Academy Award for his role in director Woody Allen’s film Hannah and Her Sisters, says he won’t work with the director again.
Caine spoke out in a wide-ranging interview with the UK’s The Guardian. The 84-year-old actor is the narrator, co-producer and star of a new documentary film, My Generation, which details his remembrance of 1960s London.
Recently-resurfaced molestation allegations against Allen by his adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow

Actor Michael Caine, who won an Academy Award for his role in director Woody Allen’s film Hannah and Her Sisters, says he won’t work with the director again. Caine spoke out in a wide-ranging interview with the UK’s The Guardian. The 84-year-old actor is the narrator, co-producer and star of a new documentary film, My Generation, which details his remembrance of 1960s London. Recently-resurfaced molestation allegations against Allen by his adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow

Michael Caine Says He Won’t Work With Woody Allen Again

He says he was “stunned” by the accusations against the filmmaker.

Michael Caine has joined the growing list of actors who say they won’t work with Woody Allen again. He won an Academy Award for his role in the filmmaker’s “Hannah and Her Sisters” and says he doesn’t regret that collaboration, but it appears their working relationship is officially over. Allen has been accused of molesting his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow, a claim he denies.

“I am a patron of the NSPCC [National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children] and have very strong views about pedophilia,” Caine tells the Guardian in a new interview. “I can’t come to terms with [the allegation], because I loved Woody and had a wonderful time with him. I even introduced him to Mia [Farrow]. I don’t regret working with him, which I did in complete innocence; but I wouldn’t work with him again, no.”

Other actors who say they won’t work with Allen again include Greta Gerwig, Rebecca Hall, David Krumholtz, and Ellen Page. His next film, “A Rainy Day in New York,” is scheduled to be released later this year.