KATE Winslet has admitted she ‘regrets’ working with shamed directors Woody Allen and Roman Polanski.
The 44-year-old reflected on working with the filmmakers despite sexual assault allegations made against them as she discussed her cinematic career, which spans 26 years.
Kate Winslet ‘regrets’ working with shamed directors Woody Allen and Roman Polanski[/caption]
Talking frankly about working with the American director, 84, and Polish filmmaker, 87, she told Vanity Fair she now wants to set a “decent example” for women.
She fumed: ‘”What the f*** was I doing working with Woody Allen and Roman Polanski?
“It’s unbelievable to me now how those men were held in such high regard, so widely in the film industry and for as long as they were.”
Adding: “It’s f***ing disgraceful. And I have to take responsibility for the fact that I worked with them both.
She worked with Woody on 2017’s Wonder Wheel[/caption]
Kate also starred in 2011’s Carnage, which was directed by Polanski[/caption]
“I can’t turn back the clock. I’m grappling with those regrets but what do we have if we aren’t able to just be f***ing truthful about all of it?”
The Oscar winner starred in Woody Allen’s 2017 flick Wonder Wheel with Justin Timberlake and Juno Temple.
Prior to that film, she appeared opposite Christoph Waltz, Jodie Foster, and John C. Reilly in Polanski’s Carnage in 2011.
Polanski fled the United States in 1978 after being charged with the statutory rape of a 13 year-old girl in 1977.
She appeared opposite Christoph Waltz, Jodie Foster, and John C. Reilly in Polanski’s Carnage in 2011[/caption]
The director fled the country after his conviction and has since faced a string of sex assault claims.
Last year a French woman claimed Polanski raped her in 1975, which he has denied.
Despite the allegations, Polanski has gone on to win an Oscar in 2003 for directing The Pianist.
In February, he won the best director award at France’s Cesar Awards, which caused several women to walk out in protest.
The 44-year-old reflected on working with the filmmakers despite sexual assault allegations made against[/caption]
Meanwhile, Allen infamously began a relationship with Mia Farrow’s adopted daughter Soon-Yi Previn in 1992 when she was 21 and he then aged 57.
At the time Allen, now 83, was Farrow’s long term boyfriend and effectively Previn’s stepfather.
After the scandal broke, Farrow and Allen split, during which she accused him sexually assaulting their adopted daughter, Dylan, seven.
Dylan told a doctor her father had touched her in the attic of Mia’s Connecticut mansion, who then alerted police.
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Allen was investigated but never charged.
He has vehemently denied any wrongdoing and said in a statement that “no credible evidence of molestation was found.”
Fans of Winslet will next see her star opposite Saoirse Ronan in Francise Lee’s Ammonite as palaeontologist Mary Anning.