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Greta Gerwig will not work with director Woody Allen again

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Her latest film Lady Bird nabbed two Golden Globe trophies during Sunday night’s awards show.

And Greta Gerwig simply sparkled alongside Soairse Ronan, 23, on the red carpet of the National Board of Review Awards Gala at Cipriani in New York on Tuesday night.

The 34-year-old star donned a glittering golden dress after finally admitting she ‘will not work’ for controversial director Woody Allen again during an interview with the New York Times.

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Greta Gerwig simply sparkled alongside Soairse Ronan, 23, on the red carpet of the National Board of Review Awards Gala at Cipriani in New York on Tuesday night

Greta Gerwig simply sparkled alongside Soairse Ronan, 23, on the red carpet of the National Board of Review Awards Gala at Cipriani in New York on Tuesday night

‘Will Kevin Spacey work again? Should he?,’ columnist Frank Bruni asked Greta and Aaron Sorkin during an online conversation. ‘This question came up with Roman Polanski, it comes up with Woody Allen. Should we care about, reward or punish what artists do beyond the parameters of their art? Should it affect their opportunities? Their reception?’

Greta admitted she’s taken her time to gather her thoughts regarding the problematic director.

‘I would like to speak specifically to the Woody Allen question, which I have been asked about a couple of times recently, as I worked for him on a film that came out in 2012,’ she said.

Greta admitted in a new interview: She 'will not work' for controversial director Woody Allen again during an interview with the New York Times (pictured in New York in October)

Greta admitted in a new interview: She ‘will not work’ for controversial director Woody Allen again during an interview with the New York Times (pictured in New York in October)

Action: Gerwig portrayed the character Sally in Allen's To Rome With Love, which included performances by Penelope Cruz, Ellen Page, Alec Baldwin and Jesse Eisenberg

Action: Gerwig portrayed the character Sally in Allen’s To Rome With Love, which included performances by Penelope Cruz, Ellen Page, Alec Baldwin and Jesse Eisenberg

Stars: The 2012 romantic comedy was based in Rome and followed through four vignettes

Stars: The 2012 romantic comedy was based in Rome and followed through four vignettes

Bright: The 34-year-old star donned a glittering golden dress

Bright: The 34-year-old star donned a glittering golden dress

Here she comes: The actress greeted fans as she made an entrance at the event on Tuesday evening

Here she comes: The actress greeted fans as she made an entrance at the event on Tuesday evening

Here she comes: The actress greeted fans as she made an entrance at the event on Tuesday evening

High spirits: Greta beamed at onlookers ahead of her appearance at the event

High spirits: Greta beamed at onlookers ahead of her appearance at the event

Processing: Greta admitted she's taken her time to gather her thoughts regarding the problematic director

Processing: Greta admitted she’s taken her time to gather her thoughts regarding the problematic director

Gerwig portrayed the character Sally in Allen’s To Rome With Love, which included performances by Penelope Cruz, Ellen Page, Alec Baldwin and Jesse Eisenberg.

‘It is something that I take very seriously and have been thinking deeply about, and it has taken me time to gather my thoughts and say what I mean to say,’ she shared in the conversation. ‘I can only speak for myself and what I’ve come to is this: If I had known then what I know now, I would not have acted in the film. 

‘I have not worked for him again, and I will not work for him again.’

'I have not worked for him again, and I will not work for him again': Greta said of controversial director Woody Allen

‘I have not worked for him again, and I will not work for him again’: Greta said of controversial director Woody Allen

Say cheese: (L-R) Greta Gerwig, Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg

Say cheese: (L-R) Greta Gerwig, Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg

Good times: The trio shared a laugh at the Cipriani 42nd Street event 

Good times: The trio shared a laugh at the Cipriani 42nd Street event 

Picture perfect: Greta posed for a series of snaps with Tom and Steven on Tuesday evening 

Picture perfect: Greta posed for a series of snaps with Tom and Steven on Tuesday evening 

Fun: The star was in high spirits as she joined Amy Pascal at the annual event

Fun: The star was in high spirits as she joined Amy Pascal at the annual event

Greta has been on the receiving end of backlash from critics for not answering questions regarding the director leading up to the New York Times interview.

‘Dylan Farrow’s two different pieces made me realize that I increased another woman’s pain, and I was heartbroken by that realization,’ she said. ‘I grew up on his movies, and they have informed me as an artist, and I cannot change that fact now, but I can make different decisions moving forward.’

Greta’s Golden Globes success was overshadowed by her apparent side-step of an sensitive Hollywood topic – working with controversial director Woody Allen.

Woody’s career in the film industry has been a touchy subject for some time after step-daughter Dylan Farrow accused Allen of sexual assault when she was just seven years old in the midst of her mother Mia Farrow’s split from the filmmaker – Woody has always denied her claims.

The #Metoo and #Timesup campaigns had played a big part in the Golden Globes evening, with all but few screen actors wearing black for the award show in protest of recent sexual harassment claims within the industry. 

Over here! Greta signalled to Steven as they took to their seats at the event

Over here! Greta signalled to Steven as they took to their seats at the event

There you go: The pair shook hands as they prepared to settle down 

There you go: The pair shook hands as they prepared to settle down 

Centre stage: The actress took to the podium at the star-studded event 

Centre stage: The actress took to the podium at the star-studded event 

Sparkling: Golden Globe award-winner Saoirse Ronan joined Greta at the gala

Sparkling: Golden Globe award-winner Saoirse Ronan joined Greta at the gala

NATIONAL BOARD OF REVIEW: 2017 AWARD WINNERS

 BEST FILM

The Post

BEST DIRECTOR

Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird

BEST ACTOR

Tom Hanks, The Post

BEST ACTRESS

Meryl Streep, The Post

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

Foxtrot

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

Coco

BEST DOCUMENTARY

Jane

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Paul Thomas Anderson, Phantom Thread

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber, The Disaster Artist

BEST DIRECTORIAL DEBUT

Jordan Peele, Get Out

BEST ENSEMBLE

Get Out

BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE

Timothée Chalamet, Call Me By Your Name

SPOTLIGHT AWARD

Wonder Woman: Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot

NBR FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION

First They Killed My Father

NBR FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION

Let It Fall: Los Angeles 1982-1992

 

 TOP FILMS

Baby Driver

Call Me By Your Name

The Disaster Artist

Downsizing

Dunkirk

The Florida Project

Get Out

Lady Bird

Logan

Phantom Thread

TOP TEN INDEPENDENT FILMS

Beatriz at Dinner

Brigsby Bear

A Ghost Story

Lady Macbeth

Logan Lucky

Loving Vincent

Menashe

Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer

Patti Cake$

Wind River

TOP 5 FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILMS

A Fantastic Woman

Frantz

Loveless

Summer 1993

The Square

TOP 5 DOCUMENTARIES

Abacus: Small Enough to Jail

Brimstone & Glory

Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars

Faces Places

Hell On Earth: The Fall of Syria and the Rise of ISIS

 

 

 

 

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