Woody Allen has been through a lot during his career. Now new accusations are out saying that he will not cast black actors in his movies. On Thursday, The Wrap shared about this news and how Woody Allen is responding to these new accusation against him. He has actually released a new movie every single year since 1977.
This all started back when he cast Zach Braff in "Bullets Over Broadway" and reports said he didn't want to cast black actors. The setting of this movie is perfect for a black cast, but for some reason people were saying Allen didn't want to put them in the film. Of course he is denying that this is true at all.
Now Woody Allen has finally spoke out about it. What he had to say is a bit confusing though because he didn't confirm or deny it. Instead he made it sound like maybe he did not feel that way. Allen spoke out in a recent interview saying, "Not unless I write a story that requires it. You don't hire people based on race. You hire people based on who is correct for the part. The implication is that I'm deliberately not hiring black actors, which is stupid. I cast only what's right for the part. Race, friendship means nothing to me except who is right for the part."
Woody Allen is not going to admit to it at all, but you never know if he will change his ways now. Since people are noticing that he doesn't cast black actors very often maybe he will make the decision to start doing it more often. That would honestly be the best way to get people to stop talking about it so much.