Very interesting. Very, very interesting.
Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg have gotten in trouble before for shooting off their big mouths about stuff they have no idea about. And yet, they’ve managed to keep quiet and respectful and stay under the radar after Ronan Farrow’s op-ed dropped on Wednesday. I’m sure they’ve both gotten pointed questions about why they chose to work with Woody on Café Society, but their publicists are doing what stars pay them to do: namely, STFU-ing about anything Woody-related. Unfortunately, Blake’s publicist is clearly not as good. Following Blake’s nonsensical defense of Woody yesterday, she dropped these gems in another interview:
“It’s amazing what Woody has written for women,” said Blake Lively, who plays a Midwestern woman of some elegance, noting a series of complicated female characters dating back to the 1970s. Lively said any news coverage of Allen’s personal life did not register as she was making the movie.
“It’s very dangerous to factor in things you don’t know anything about,” she said. “I could [only] know my experience. And my experience with Woody is he’s empowering to women.”
Ugh. I know what’s going on. She wants to stay in Woody’s good graces so that maybe, in the future, he’ll write a part for her that will up her career. And while it’s true that Woody has written some meaty parts for women, this is not the moment to come to his defense. Where he might be empowering to women in his film life, he definitely hasn’t been in his personal life- and he’s using his “powerful white man” superpowers to sweep it under the rug.