‘It’s upsetting to read about allegations against Woody’
Actor Jesse Eisenberg has said that it was “upsetting” for him to read about the allegations against filmmaker Woody Allen, who he believes has “changed” his life.
Dylan, the adopted daughter of Mia Farrow and Allen, claims that the 82-yearold director molested her when she was just seven years old, but after her mother took the case to the authorities in 1993, prosecutors decided not to press charges. She has been vocal about her accusations following the rise of the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements.
In an interview with The Guardian, the 34-year-old actor, who worked with the filmmaker in the movies To Rome with Love (2012) and Cafe Society (2016), said the allegations against Allen exists in the “greyer area” and he feels torn by it.
“As for Woody Allen, I was 16 years old when I discovered him. I’ve read everything he’s written, I’ve watched everything he’s made. He’s changed my life more than any other creative inspiration,” Eisenberg said.
“And so when I read about something like this, it’s upsetting to me and I don’t know what to think, because it exists in a greyer area than a lot of the other allegations. So I don’t want to say anything specific about that, but I’ll just say that those two things are on my mind, my extracurricular work and also honouring somebody’s feelings who has been hurt,” he added.
Actor Jesse Eisenberg has worked with filmmaker Woody Allen (inset) in movies such as To Rome with Love (2012) and Cafe Society (2016)