"I worked with Woody Allen. I have done a movie with him in 1996 known as'Everyone says I Love You' and there was no greater career calling card than to work with Woody Allen," Barrymore recalled to Dylan, 35.
Barrymore said she became regretful years later when she became a mommy.
"Then I had children, and it changed me since I understood that I was among those men and women who was essentially gaslit to not appearing at a narrative beyond what I was being told. And I see what is going on in the industry today and that's because of you creating that brave choice. So thank you for this," she said.
Barrymore was speaking to Dylan's allegations that Allen molested her child. The allegations and household divide were explored in the HBO documentary series"Allen v. Farrow," released earlier this year.
Allen has denied the allegations for nearly 30 decades and Mia dropped to press charges in the time.
"I'm trying to not cry at this time," Dylan responded to Barrymore. "It is so meaningful as it's so easy for me to say,'Obviously you should not work together with him. He's a jerk. He's a monster.' I just find it incredibly brave and unbelievably generous which you'd say to me my story and that I went through was significant enough to rethink that."
Dylan pointed out that her family was contacted by manufacturers to take part in the series. She said she was surprised to learn that a few of her siblings signed on to participate openly because"we wouldn't speak about it with each other."
"With regards to such as household meetings, not actually," she said of the process. "There was communicating. The documentary has led to better communication between us as a outcome."
She also confirmed she didn't watch the show with her mom but it wasn't possible due to being in"separate quarantine pods" amid the continuing pandemic.
"I sort of heard everything out of her after the fact," she explained. "It was a very strange pathway that we navigated separately and collectively. It definitely changed a whole lot about how me and my mom relate to each other and interact with each other. There is just a extremely renewed level of respect from woman to woman."
In the very first episode, Dylan does not go into detail about the abuse she alleges she suffered under her adoptive father when she was a child. But she does reiterate asserts she made in a 2014 open letter released by the New York Times. According to Yahoo Entertainment, she asserts Allen would pursue her when he was in their flat, allegedly coaxing her to inappropriate situations.
"I have memories of getting into bed with him. He had been in his underwear, and I'm in my panties, cuddling," she states. "I recall his breath on me. He would simply wrap his body , really intimately."
After embracing Dylan, Mia and Allen guessed Ronan. Shortly after that's when Dylan claims the abuse started. Mia alleges that she also noticed a change in Allen's approach to the children at that time.
"All these documentarians had no interest from the reality. Instead, they spent decades surreptitiously collaborating with the Farrows and their enablers to gather a hatchet job riddled with falsehoods," the announcement reads. "Woody and Soon-Yi were approached less than two months ago and given just a matter of days to respond.' Obviously, they declined to do so."
The statement continues:"As has been understood for decades, these allegations are categorically false. Numerous agencies researched them at the time and discovered that, whatever Dylan Farrow may have been led to think, absolutely no abuse had taken place. It's sadly unsurprising that the network to air this is HBO -- that has a standing manufacturing deal and business relationship with Ronan Farrow. While this hit piece can gain focus, it does not alter the facts."
Following the premiere of the very first episode, Ronan encouraged his sister by sharing a photo of the both of them together on Instagram with the caption,"Proud of my sister."
Allen would finally go on to marry Soon-Yi, noting in his 2020 book"Apropos of Nothing" that he understands why the relationship angered his ex but asserts he does not have any regrets about his relationship to the woman who is 35 years his junior.