Miley Cyrus is weighing in on the sexual abuse allegations against Woody Allen.
Cyrus stars in Allen’s new Amazon series Crisis in Six Scenes, and in a Q&A with Variety, she opened up about whether the allegations that Allen sexually abused his daughter Dylan Farrow affected her decision to work with the director.
“I live a similar life to Woody — I live a public life,” Cyrus told Variety. “Until I know someone and I know their story, I never really judge anyone. That’s kind of how I went into it. From the way I saw him with his family, I never saw him be anything but an incredible person and a really great dad. People might slam me for saying that. I’m sure it was a hard time for that family. My family has been through hard things, and I think everyone’s suffering is different.”
Cyrus also revealed that she’s a longtime fan of the director and recounted the story of how she was cast in Crisis in Six Scenes.
“I had moved, and the only thing that I brought into my new house was a picture of Woody Allen,” Cyrus said. “My first night I slept in my new house, [my manager] called and said, ‘Woody wants you to fly to New York.’ I loved working with Woody. You do like two takes. He just wants to go home and have dinner with his wife.”
Earlier this year, stars like Kristen Stewart, Jesse Eisenberg, and Blake Lively came under fire for working on Allen’s newest film, Café Society. On the day the film was released, Allen’s son Ronan Farrow penned an essay for The Hollywood Reporter, detailing the sexual abuse allegations against his father.
Read the full Q&A with Cyrus at Variety.