The’Drew Barrymore Show’ host starred at the Allen-directed 1996 film’Everyone Says I Love You’
Drew Barrymore regrets her time working together with Woody Allen years back.
The celebrity, who entered the talk show arena in 2020, revealed on”The Drew Barrymore Show” on Monday she was”gaslit” into working with all the Oscar winner, currently 85.
She made the revelation for her guest Dylan Farrow, adoptive daughter of the disgraced director.
I did a film with him in 1996 called’Everyone says I Love You’ and there was no higher career calling card than to work with Woody Allen,” Barrymore recalled to Dylan, 35.
Barrymore said she became regretful years later when she became a mommy.
“Then I had children, and it changed me because I understood I had been among those men and women who was basically gaslit into not looking at a narrative past what I was being told. And I see what’s happening in the industry today and that is because of you creating that brave choice. So thank you for that,” she said.
Barrymore was referring to Dylan’s allegations which Allen molested her child. The allegations and household divide were researched from the HBO documentary series”Allen v. Farrow,” published earlier this season. Dylan’s mother, Mia Farrow, 76, along with her brother Ronan Farrow, 33, also engaged in the series.
Allen has denied the allegations for almost 30 decades and Mia dropped to press charges in the time.
“I am trying not to cry right now,” Dylan responded to Barrymore. “It’s so meaningful as it’s so easy for me to say’Obviously you should not work together with him. He is a jerk. He’s a monster.’ I simply find it exceptionally brave and incredibly generous which you’d say to me that my story and what I went through was important enough to rethink that.”
Dylan pointed out that her household was contacted by producers to take part in the sequence. She said she was surprised to learn that some of her siblings signed on to engage publicly because”we would not speak about it with each other.”
“With regards to like family meetings, maybe not really,” she explained of the procedure. “There was communication. Interestingly, the documentary has led to better communication between us as a outcome.”
She confirmed she didn’t see the show with her mom but it wasn’t possible due to being in”separate quarantine pods” amid the ongoing pandemic.
“I sort of heard everything out of her after the truth,” she explained. “It was a really strange pathway which we navigated separately and collectively. It certainly changed a lot about how me and my mother relate to each other and interact with each other. There is just a very renewed amount of respect from woman to woman”
In the first episode, Dylan does not go into detail concerning the abuse she alleges she endured under her father when she was a kid. However, she does reiterate claims she previously made at a 2014 open letter published by The New York Times. According to Yahoo Entertainment, she claims Allen would relentlessly pursue her if he was in their flat, allegedly coaxing her into inappropriate situations.
“I have memories of getting into bed with him. He had been in his underwear, and I’m in my underwear, cuddling,” she states. “I recall his breath on me. He would simply wrap his body around me, really intimately.”
After adopting Dylan, Mia and Allen conceived Ronan. Shortly after that is when Dylan claims the abuse began. Mia alleges she too noticed a shift in Allen’s strategy to the children at that moment.
After the premiere episode of this four-part series, Allen and Soon-Yi published a statement to Fox News further denying the allegations against him and questioning the validity of the HBO project.
“These documentarians had no interest in the truth. Instead, they spent decades surreptitiously cooperating with all the Farrows and their enablers to put together a hatchet job riddled with falsehoods,” the announcement reads. “Woody and Soon-Yi were approached than two months ago and given only a matter of days to react.’ Of course, they declined to do so.”
The statement continues:”As has been known for decades, these allegations are false. Numerous agencies researched them at the time and found that, whatever Dylan Farrow may have been led to believe, zero abuse had taken place. It is sadly unsurprising that the network to broadcast this is HBO — which has a standing production deal and business relationship with Ronan Farrow. While this shoddy hit piece may obtain attention, it doesn’t alter the facts.”
After the premiere of the first episode, Ronan encouraged his sister by sharing a photograph of the two of them together on Instagram using the caption,”Proud of my sister”