Jeff Goldblum said in an interview that he would consider working with Woody Allen again, saying that though he supports the #MeToo movement, he believes that people are innocent until proven guilty.
Goldblum had a small, unnamed part in Allen’s Best Picture-winning film “Annie Hall” from 1977 and that the director in part inspired him to first get more seriously into jazz music.
“I think there is a presumption of innocence until proven guilty,” Goldblum told iNews in the U.K. on Wednesday.
“I know I enjoyed working with him many years ago and I sat in with his band once, too.”
Hollywood has distanced itself from Allen after in the wake of the #MeToo movement, accusations resurfaced from his daughter Dylan Farrow that he inappropriately touched her when she was seven years old. Investigators found no evidence of abuse and Allen has repeatedly denied the accusations. And in subsequent months, actors like Scarlett Johansson have defended the idea of working with him again, and Allen is at work on a new film that stars Christoph Waltz, Wallace Shawn and Gina Gershon.
Goldblum said he too would consider working with Allen again unless he learned more about the accusations.
“Even though I feel like this cultural shift [the #MeToo movement] is very, very positive and long overdue and I support it wholeheartedly and take it very seriously, I also admire his body of work. So I would consider working with him again, until I learned something more [negative],” he told iNews.
Goldblum is attached to star in the third “Jurassic World” movie and in the Marvel series “What If…,” and in addition to his jazz career, he’s currently the host of a Disney+ documentary series called “The World According to Jeff Goldblum.”