Greta Gerwig regrets working with Woody Allen.

Greta Gerwig

Greta Gerwig

The 'Lady Bird' director starred in Allen's 2012 film 'To Rome With Love' and in the same year co-wrote and starred in 'Frances Ha', a movie heavily influenced by Allen's work.

Greta, 34, was asked by the New York Times about the issues of whether artists accused of sexual misconduct - naming Kevin Spacey, Roman Polanski and Woody Allen - should be allowed to continue to work in Hollywood.

Greta replied: "I would like to speak specifically to the Woody Allen question, which I have been asked about a couple of times recently, as I worked for him on a film that came out in 2012.

"It is something that I take very seriously and have been thinking deeply about, and it has taken me time to gather my thoughts and say what I mean to say.

"I can only speak for myself and what I've come to is this: If I had known then what I know now, I would not have acted in the film. I have not worked for him again, and I will not work for him again."

And Greta admitted she was "heartbroken" when she realised the impact her collaboration with the 82-year-old filmmaker had had on Dylan Farrow, Woody's adopted daughter who has accused the director of molesting her when she was a child.

She added: "Dylan Farrow's two different pieces made me realise that I increased another woman's pain, and I was heartbroken by that realisation. I grew up on his movies, and they have informed me as an artist, and I cannot change that fact now, but I can make different decisions moving forward."

Dylan, the adopted of daughter of the 'Vicky Cristina Barcelona' filmmaker and his ex-wife Mia Farrow, thanked Greta for her new stance.

She tweeted in response: "Greta, thank you for your voice. Thank you for your words. Please know they are deeply felt and appreciated."

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