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Jeff Daniels and Peter Sarsgaard on director Woody Allen

By Admin / Published On Tuesday, 27 Feb 2018 19:42 PM / No Comments / 153 views

In light of the #MeToo movement and Time’s Up initiative, both Jeff Daniels and Peter Sarsgaard revealed Monday they will never work with controversial director Woody Allen again.

Daniels acted in two of the 82-year-old filmmaker’s movies Radio Days (1987) and The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985), for which he scored his first Golden Globe nomination.

‘It’s a difficult decision because of Purple Rose of Cairo,’ the 63-year-old Emmy winner said on MSNBC’s Meet the Press Daily.

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Times are changing: In light of the #MeToo movement and Time's Up initiative, both Jeff Daniels (L) and Peter Sarsgaard (M) revealed Monday they will never work with controversial director Woody Allen again

Times are changing: In light of the #MeToo movement and Time’s Up initiative, both Jeff Daniels (L) and Peter Sarsgaard (M) revealed Monday they will never work with controversial director Woody Allen again

‘That movie will always be a great experience, a great movie for me, and he will always be a great American filmmaker. I got to work with him at the age of 30 and it changed my life. All of that and I believe Dylan Farrow. Would I do another one with Woody? The difficult decision would be to turn him down because of Purple Rose.’

And Sarsgaard – who has two daughters with wife Maggie Gyllenhaal – memorably played wealthy widower Dwight in Blue Jasmine (2013).

‘I’ve already done a Woody Allen movie. No,’ the 46-year-old Golden Globe nominee told host Chuck Todd.

‘It’s such a complicated question. I mean, I believe people when they say, “I was assaulted or molested” or something like that because I don’t think you really have any other choice. Because if we start not believing people, it’s a slippery slope. They say that it’s very, very rare for somebody to make something like that up, so I would rather err on that side.’  

'He will always be a great American filmmaker': Daniels acted in two of the 82-year-old filmmaker's movies Radio Days (1987) and The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)

‘He will always be a great American filmmaker’: Daniels acted in two of the 82-year-old filmmaker’s movies Radio Days (1987) and The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)

The 63- year-old Emmy winner said on MSNBC's MTP Daily: 'I believe Dylan Farrow. Would I do another one with Woody? The difficult decision would be to turn him down'

The 63- year-old Emmy winner said on MSNBC’s MTP Daily: ‘I believe Dylan Farrow. Would I do another one with Woody? The difficult decision would be to turn him down’

On set: And Sarsgaard - who has two daughters with wife Maggie Gyllenhaal - memorably played wealthy widower Dwight in Blue Jasmine (2013)

On set: And Sarsgaard – who has two daughters with wife Maggie Gyllenhaal – memorably played wealthy widower Dwight in Blue Jasmine (2013)

The 46-year-old Golden Globe nominee told host Chuck Todd: 'I've already done a Woody Allen movie. No. It's such a complicated question. I mean, I believe people when they say,

The 46-year-old Golden Globe nominee told host Chuck Todd: ‘I’ve already done a Woody Allen movie. No. It’s such a complicated question. I mean, I believe people when they say, “I was assaulted or molested”‘

Still a fan: However, Peter noted that Woody (born Allan Konigsberg) is a 'fantastic filmmaker' and revealed that he would still 'go back and watch some of [his] movies'

Still a fan: However, Peter noted that Woody (born Allan Konigsberg) is a ‘fantastic filmmaker’ and revealed that he would still ‘go back and watch some of [his] movies’

However, Peter noted that Woody (born Allan Konigsberg) is a ‘fantastic filmmaker’ and revealed that he would still ‘go back and watch some of [his] movies.’

Many celebrities choose to look the other way when it comes to the four-time Oscar winner, who married his ex-partner Mia Farrow’s daughter Soon-Yi and allegedly molested her daughter Dylan.

On January 16, 32-year-old Dylan repeated her ‘credible’ allegations on CBS This Morning, and Woody’s son Ronan penned the New Yorker‘s exposé on another alleged sexual assaulter Harvey Weinstein.

But Dylan’s 40-year-old brother Moses denied she was ever abused and shockingly revealed that his 73-year-old adoptive mother Mia had actually abused him in a January 4 WordPress post. 

Outrage? Many celebrities choose to look the other way when it comes to the four-time Oscar winner, who married his ex-partner Mia Farrow's daughter Soon-Yi and allegedly molested her daughter Dylan (pictured in 1988)

Outrage? Many celebrities choose to look the other way when it comes to the four-time Oscar winner, who married his ex-partner Mia Farrow’s daughter Soon-Yi and allegedly molested her daughter Dylan (pictured in 1988)

'It simply never happened': But Dylan's 40-year-old brother Moses denied she was ever abused and shockingly revealed that his 73-year-old adoptive mother Mia had actually abused him in a January 4 WordPress post

‘It simply never happened’: But Dylan’s 40-year-old brother Moses denied she was ever abused and shockingly revealed that his 73-year-old adoptive mother Mia had actually abused him in a January 4 WordPress post

'Which of Mia's kids got the honesty gene?' It's mainly for this reason that Alec Baldwin - who worked with Allen three times - repeatedly defends his To Rome with Love helmer

‘Which of Mia’s kids got the honesty gene?’ It’s mainly for this reason that Alec Baldwin – who worked with Allen three times – repeatedly defends his To Rome with Love helmer

'I continue to believe him': Also fervently in Woody's corner is his ex-girlfriend Diane Keaton, who's been directed by him seven times since Sleeper (1973)

‘I continue to believe him’: Also fervently in Woody’s corner is his ex-girlfriend Diane Keaton, who’s been directed by him seven times since Sleeper (1973)

It’s mainly for this reason that Alec Baldwin – who worked with Allen three times – repeatedly defends his To Rome with Love helmer in hot-tempered tweets.

The 59-year-old Oscar nominee wrote that he needed ‘a lot more’ than ‘persistance of emotion’ from Dylan and wrote: ‘To say that @RealDylanFarrow is telling the truth is to say that @MosesFarrow is lying. Which of Mia’s kids got the honesty gene and which did not?’

Also fervently in Woody’s corner is his ex-girlfriend Diane Keaton, who’s been directed by him seven times since Sleeper (1973).

The 72-year-old Oscar winner tweeted last month: ‘Woody Allen is my friend and I continue to believe him. It might be of interest to take a look at the 60 Minute interview from 1992 and see what you think.’  

Yikes! His upcoming 48th feature A Rainy Day in New York ominously concerns a 44-year-old man (Jude Law) seducing a 15-year-old 'concubine' (Elle Fanning)(pictured October 18)

Yikes! His upcoming 48th feature A Rainy Day in New York ominously concerns a 44-year-old man (Jude Law) seducing a 15-year-old ‘concubine’ (Elle Fanning)(pictured October 18)

According to Page Six, his upcoming 48th feature A Rainy Day in New York ominously concerns a 44-year-old man (Jude Law) seducing a 15-year-old ‘concubine’ (Elle Fanning).

A Rainy Day in New York castmates Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Hall, and Griffin Newman have vowed to donate their salaries from the comedy to support sexual assault organizations.

Jeff and Peter can next be seen as FBI agent John O’Neill and CIA agent Martin Schmidt in the 9/11-themed 10-episode series The Looming Tower, which premieres this Wednesday on Hulu.

Premieres this Wednesday! Jeff and Peter can next be seen as FBI agent John O'Neill and CIA agent Martin Schmidt in Hulu's 9/11-themed 10-episode series The Looming Tower

Premieres this Wednesday! Jeff and Peter can next be seen as FBI agent John O'Neill and CIA agent Martin Schmidt in Hulu's 9/11-themed 10-episode series The Looming Tower

Premieres this Wednesday! Jeff and Peter can next be seen as FBI agent John O’Neill and CIA agent Martin Schmidt in Hulu’s 9/11-themed 10-episode series The Looming Tower

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