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Marion Cotillard Says Working With Woody Allen Was 'Odd,' Probably Won't Do It Again



Marion Cotillard, who starred in Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris, says that she will never work with the controversial director again.


The French actress, who still feels "ignorant" about the renowned director's private life and the controversy surrounding him, said that the experience with working with the 82-year-old was not very pleasant.

"I have to say today, yeah, if he were to ask me again — I don't think it would ever happen because the experience we had together was very odd," the Academy Award-winning actress stated. "I admire some of his work but we had no connection on set."

Cotillard joins a number of famous actors in Hollywood who publicly denounced Allen and promised not to work with him ever again. Colin Firth, Greta Gerwig, Rachel Brosnahan, and Timothée Chalamet are only a few of the actors who admitted that they regret appearing in Allen's movies. 

Moreover, Cotillard promised that if the award-winning director asks her to star in one of his projects, she will not say "yes" immediately. 

"But I have to say if he asked me to today I would question more, I would dig more," the 42-year-old actress added. "I don't know, I'm very ignorant about this story and I just see that it hurts to see people suffering."

The Allied star's statement came shortly after Dylan Farrow appeared on television to once again accuse her adoptive father of sexual assault. She claims that the incident happened when she was 7 years old and in the attic of their home. 

To this day, Allen denies the allegation. 

#MeToo Ally

Cotillard also recently addressed the controversial open letter that criticizes the #MeToo campaign for encouraging public accusations of people without giving them the chance to defend themselves. Around 100 French women, including actresses and professionals, signed the letter. 

However, Cotillard, who was born and raised in Paris, do not agree with the letter because she, too, has experienced sexual harassment. 

"This revolution that is happening right now is necessary and this is a great revolution," the actress explained. "I have expressed myself and said without giving details that I was aggressed many times. It has happened many times when I was in a group of women and when we talk about that, most of the time 100 percent of the women have been in this kind of situation."

She also said that she believes the stories of the women who bravely came forward and exposed their assailants. While she respects the right to an opinion of Catherine Deneuve and the signees of the op-ed, she vehemently does not agree with them. 

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