Originally Posted by redsfandan
Didn't that hurt Woody Allen for a few years though? Freeman tends to work in front of the camera instead of behind it so it's not exactly the same. And Freeman isn't as young as Allen was so waiting out any possible bad press may not work. Whether it does hurt his ability to work or not only time will tell.
Woody Allen casts himself in most of his movies as well.
The one advantage Woody has is he's generally involved in financing the movies himself.