Actress Kate Winslet regrets that she ever worked with directors Woody Allen and Roman Polanski, who have been badly in the news in recent years, partly because of #metoo. “It’s outrageous how long they’ve been held in Hollywood,” Winslet said in an interview with Vanity Fair .

Winslet teamed up with Allen in Wonder Wheel in 2017 and Roman Polanski in 2011 Carnage . “I sometimes wonder why on earth I ever worked with them,” Winslet said in the magazine. “I just have to take my responsibility for that. Unfortunately I can’t turn back the clock.”

The 44-year-old actress’ statements in Vanity Fair are in stark contrast to an earlier interview she gave in 2017 in The New York Times for the promotion of Wonder Wheel . At the time, the Oscar winner said she could separate the accusations against Allen from the work she did in the film. “Woody Allen is a great director, as is Roman Polanski, and I had a fantastic experience working with both of them,” said Winslet.

Director Allen is accused by his ex-partner Mia Farrow and adoptive daughter Dylan Farrow of sexually assaulting Dylan in 1992. Polanski has been accused of raping actresses with whom he worked, including a 13-year-old girl, in the 1970s.

Actress herself also had negative experience

Winslet says that in Vanity Fair he also had a negative experience while shooting a film. When she had to do a nude scene with actress Melanie Lynskey in Peter Jackson’s movie Heavenly Creatures (1994), one of the cameramen shouted, “Guys, I think it’s a day for a big erection.”

Since the actress considered herself young and inexperienced, she put this incident aside. “You think: that’s just what men say and they sometimes do it without thinking about it. They are just words, but they still hurt.”