Jeff Goldblum says that he'd definitely work with Woody Allen again

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Jeff Goldblum (Credit: Mark Von Holden/Invision/AP)
Jeff Goldblum (Credit: Mark Von Holden/Invision/AP)

Jeff Goldblum has said that he would be happy to work with Woody Allen.

Since the allegations that he sexually abused his daughter Dylan Farrow have re-emerged in recent years, many actors who have worked with the Annie Hall director have said that they regret doing so.

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Some, including Timothée Chalamet, later donated the salary they earned from appearing in Allen's movies to charity.

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Others, meanwhile, have spoken out in support of Allen, who was cleared in court of wrongdoing in the 90s, and has long denied the claims.

When asked about whether he would work with Allen, Goldblum told the Radio Times: “Well, that’s a very publicly provocative and delicate question. As we know, times have evolved, and even the movie Manhattan.

“I’d have to say yes. Yep. I’ve looked into some of it, and I’d look into it more, but the answer is yes.”

Goldblum joins a number of other actors who have stood by Allen, including Scarlett Johansson, who has starred in three of the director’s movies.

“I love Woody. I believe him, and I would work with him anytime,” she told The Hollywood Reporter.

Woody Allen and Scarlett Johansson at the Cannes screening of Match Point (Credit: Reuters)
Woody Allen and Scarlett Johansson at the Cannes screening of Match Point (Credit: Reuters)

British actress Samantha Morton, who made her breakthrough in the movie Sweet and Lowdown in 1999, said that she did not 'have any regrets'.

“I’m terribly sorry for the situation that is publicly known,” she told Vanity Fair. “It’s heartbreaking. I was sexually abused. Some of the people that hurt me can’t be brought to justice for complications of time. I have full sympathy for anybody who says that happens to them, and it needs to be taken incredibly seriously.

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“But if I look back at the situation that I was in, where I was working for a director who was kind, funny and wonderful to work with... it changed my life. And I’m forever grateful for that.”

Meanwhile, Javier Bardem, who starred in Vicky Christina Barcelona, has called Allen's treatment 'a public lynching'.

“If the legal situation ever changes, then I’d change my mind. But for now I don’t agree with the public lynching that he’s been receiving, and if Woody Allen called me to work with him again I’d be there tomorrow morning. He’s a genius,” he said.

Woody Allen, Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem (Credit: AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
Woody Allen, Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem (Credit: AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

For his part, Allen has said that he's supported women throughout his career.

“I’m a big advocate of the #MeToo movement. I feel when they find people who harass innocent women and men, it’s a good thing that they’re exposing them,” he said in an interview on a news show in Argentina last year.

“But you know – I should be the poster boy for the #MeToo movement, because I have worked in movies for 50 years.

“I’ve worked with hundreds of actresses, not one of them has ever complained about me; not a single complaint. I’ve employed women in the top capacity for years and we’ve always paid them the equal of men. I’ve done everything the Me Too movement would love to achieve.”

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