Hayley Atwell apologises for working with Woody Allen

The actor appeared in his 2007 film 'Cassandra's Dream'

Hayley Atwell as apologised for working with Woody Allen.

The actor appeared with Colin Farrell and Ewan McGregor in the director’s 2007 thriller Cassandra’s Dream.

Speaking to the Guardian, Atwell said she felt “galvanised” by the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements. “I’ve always been outspoken, but this movement has created a quiet confidence that we can call things out when they’re not OK – not just sexual harassment, but any abuse of power,”  she said.

Asked about her experience of working with Allen, she responded by explaining that she had never spoken about it before. Continuing to say it was the first film she had appeared in, she said she “didn’t feel directed by him at all”. “I didn’t have any kind of relationship with him,” she said. “And that was fine, but bizarre.

Hayley Atwell

The cast of ‘Cassandra’s Dream’ in 2007

“It was a great opportunity, so I did the best I could and left,” Atwell said. “I didn’t know back then what I know now. Would I work with him now? No. And I stand in solidarity with his daughter and offer an apology to her if my contribution to his work has caused her suffering or made her feel dismissed in any way.”

The actor added: “It’s exciting that I can say this now and I’m not going to be blacklisted.”

Earlier this week, Allen’s Annie Hall co-star Diane Keaton tweeted in defence of the filmmaker, saying: “Woody Allen is my friend and I continue to believe him.” Rose McGowan, however, called out another star who has recently worked with Allen, calling Justin Timberlake’s support of Time’s Up fake after his involvement in the film Wonder Wheel.