The director also predicts "Rainy Day in New York" may still receive a US release.
Just days after Scarlett Johansson made headlines for protecting Woody Allen in The Last Cover Story of a Hollywood Reporter the director recounted the backlash he encountered recently and said he still believed he has to be the poster boy for the #MeToo movement because of his experience working with actresses.
“I have worked with hundreds of actresses [and]none of them complained about me, not a single complaint. I work for years hiring the highest-capacity women in every capacity, and we have always paid them exactly equal to men, "he said in an interview with France24. "I did everything the #MeToo movement would be happy to accomplish."
His last film, Rainy Day in New York will be revealed at the movie Deauville in France on Friday. Alan will not be attending the premiere and none of the cast is set to walk the red carpet. While the movie was brought from Amazon to the US, it was released all over Europe.
Following a renewed focus on the accusations of his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow, the director raped her when she was 7, several of the movie's stars, including Timothy Shalamet and Rebecca Hall, regretted their work on the film and donated their wages of anti-abuse charities.
Allen stated that the decision of the actors not to promote the movie "does not matter". and he said he could still get an American edition.
"For me, the movie is being released around the world," he said. "If people are enjoying the movie, I think it will eventually be released in the US" However, he said he has already gone through and finished another movie just wrapped in Spain and is writing his next the script.
Allen said that the decline in Farrow's allegations did not affect his work and was not afraid of being blackmailed by Hollywood.
"I couldn't care less. I've never worked in Hollywood. I've always worked in New York and it doesn't matter to me for a second. If no one finances my films tomorrow and no one finances my theater productions or no one publishes my books, I will still get up and write because that's what I do. So I will always work. What happens to him on the market is another question. "
He went on:" I didn't mean to retire. I don't have to make movies. If people didn't want to fund my films, I'd love to work in the theater or write books, but I like to get up and write. I don't like to get up and do nothing. "
His Spanish film, paid for as a rom-com at the San Sebastian Film Festival, was funded by Mediapro, which supports Alan Vicki Cristina Barcelona and Midnight in Paris . The movie stars Christoph Waltz, Luis Garrel and Gina Gershon.
Alan said that Europe, which still welcomes the director with open arms, has embraced it since its first films.
"I think I'm so lucky," he said, noting that some films performed poorly in the US but were box office hits in Europe. "They always like my movies and have always been loyal … I have no doubt."