Actress Diane Keaton has expressed her pride in working with filmmaker Woody Allen, despite allegations of sexual abuse made against him by his adoptive daughter, Dylan Farrow.
In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Keaton was asked if these allegations had affected her work with Allen. She responded, “No. I’m proud. I’m proud beyond measure.”
Keaton, who has appeared in several of Allen’s films, including Radio Days, Manhattan, Sleeper, and Annie Hall, also revealed that the first Woody Allen movie she was in, Play It Again, Sam, was the one that “stuck” with her the most. She said she was surprised to have lines in the film.
The Book Club star also discussed the anxiety she feels when working with accomplished artists such as Allen, Nancy Meyers, and Goldie Hawn. “No, it’s anxiety,” she said. “You’re worried. If it’s the director or somebody who you’re acting with who’s amazing, it’s worrying. ‘How will this match that…? Can I do…? What am I…? Oh, dear.'”
Keaton went on to say that she believes many actors feel this way on set until they become more comfortable. She recalled feeling anxious while filming The First Wives Club with Goldie Hawn and Bette Midler.
Despite the allegations against Allen, Keaton remains proud of her work with him. In addition to her successful acting career, Keaton has also directed several films, including Unstrung Heroes, Hanging Up, and the documentary Heaven.