Drew Barrymore regrets working with Woody Allen, praises Dylan Farrow for talking out


Drew Barrymore regrets her time working with Woody Allen years in the past.

The actress, who entered the speak present area in 2020, revealed on “The Drew Barrymore Present” on Monday that she was “gaslit” into working with the Oscar winner, now 85. 

She made the revelation to her visitor Dylan Farrow, adoptive daughter of the disgraced director. 

“I labored with Woody Allen. I did a movie with him in 1996 referred to as ‘Everybody Says I Love You’ and there was no increased profession calling card than to work with Woody Allen,” Barrymore recalled to Dylan, 35.

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Barrymore mentioned she grew to become regretful years later when she grew to become a mom.

“Then I had kids, and it modified me as a result of I spotted that I used to be one of many individuals who was principally gaslit into not a story past what I used to be being advised. And I see what’s occurring within the trade now and that’s due to you making that courageous selection. So thanks for that,” she mentioned.

Barrymore was referring to Dylan’s allegations that Allen molested her as a baby. The allegations and household divide had been explored within the HBO documentary sequence “Allen v. Farrow,” launched earlier this 12 months. Dylan’s mom, Mia Farrow, 76, and her brother Ronan Farrow, 33, additionally participated within the sequence.

Allen has denied the allegations for nearly 30 years and Mia declined to press expenses on the time.

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“I am making an attempt to not cry proper now,” Dylan responded to Barrymore. “It is so significant as a result of it is really easy for me to say, ‘After all you shouldn’t work with him. He is a jerk. He is a monster.’ I simply discover it extremely courageous and extremely beneficiant that you’d say to me that my story and what I went by was vital sufficient to rethink that.”

Woody Allen’s adoptive daughter Dylan Farrow in HBO’s ‘Allen v. Farrow’ launched earlier this 12 months.
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Dylan identified that her household was contacted by producers to take part within the sequence. She mentioned she was shocked to study that a few of her siblings signed on to take part publicly as a result of “we would not discuss it with one another.”

“By way of like household conferences, not likely,” she mentioned of the method. “There was communication. Curiously, the documentary has led to better communication between us because of this.”

She additionally confirmed she didn’t watch the sequence along with her mom nevertheless it wasn’t doable attributable to being in “separate quarantine pods” amid the continuing pandemic.

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“I type of heard every part from her after the very fact,” she mentioned. “It was a really unusual pathway that we navigated individually and collectively. It undoubtedly modified quite a bit about how me and my mother relate to one another and work together with one another. There’s only a very renewed stage of respect from lady to lady.”

Within the first episode, Dylan doesn’t go into element in regards to the abuse she alleges she suffered below her adoptive father when she was a baby. Nonetheless, she does reiterate claims she beforehand made in a 2014 open letter revealed by The New York Instances. In response to Yahoo Leisure, she claims Allen would relentlessly pursue her when he was at their condominium, allegedly coaxing her into inappropriate conditions.

American comedian, actor, and film director Woody Allen (left) and his partner, actress Mia Farrow pose under an awning with their children, from left, Misha, Dylan (in Farrow's arms), Fletcher, and Soon Yi, New York, New York, 1986. Soon-Yi later married Allen. The man in background is unidentified.

American comic, actor, and movie director Woody Allen (left) and his companion, actress Mia Farrow pose below an awning with their kids, from left, Misha, Dylan (in Farrow’s arms), Fletcher, and Quickly Yi, New York, New York, 1986. Quickly-Yi later married Allen. The person in background is unidentified.
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“I’ve reminiscences of stepping into mattress with him. He was in his underwear, and I am in my underwear, cuddling,” she says. “I keep in mind his breath on me. He would simply wrap his physique round me, very intimately.”

After adopting Dylan, Mia and Allen conceived Ronan. Shortly after that’s when Dylan says the abuse started. Mia alleges that she too observed a change in Allen’s strategy to the youngsters at the moment.

Following the premiere episode of the four-part sequence, Allen and Quickly-Yi launched an announcement to Fox Information additional denying the allegations in opposition to him and questioning the legitimacy of the HBO venture. 

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“These documentarians had no real interest in the reality. As an alternative, they spent years surreptitiously collaborating with the Farrows and their enablers to place collectively a hatchet job riddled with falsehoods,” the assertion reads. “Woody and Quickly-Yi had been approached lower than two months in the past and given solely a matter of days to reply.’ After all, they declined to take action.”

The assertion continues: “As has been recognized for many years, these allegations are categorically false. A number of businesses investigated them on the time and located that, no matter Dylan Farrow could have been led to consider, completely no abuse had ever taken place. It’s sadly unsurprising that the community to air that is HBO – which has a standing manufacturing deal and enterprise relationship with Ronan Farrow. Whereas this shoddy hit piece could acquire consideration, it doesn’t change the info.”

Following the premiere of the primary episode, Ronan supported his sister by sharing a photograph of the 2 of them collectively on Instagram with the caption, “Pleased with my sister.” 

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Allen would finally go on to marry Quickly-Yi, noting in his 2020 guide “Apropos of Nothing” that he understands why the connection angered his ex however claims he has no regrets about his relationship to the girl who’s 35 years his junior.

Fox Information’ Tyler McCarthy contributed to this report.



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