Kate Winslet believes Woody Allen 'understands' women

Kate Winslet believes Woody Allen 'understands' women
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Kate Winslet has praised Woody Allen's skill in writing and directing women, after working with him on his upcoming film Wonder Wheel.

"I think, on some level, Woody is a woman," she told the Sydney Morning Herald.

"I just think he's very in touch with that side of himself. He understands the female characters he creates exceptionally well."

The Huffington Post was quick to pick up on the oddness of such a statement, considering Allen is accused of sexual assault by his adoptive daughter.

Winslet gushed about Allen in the interview, calling him a fantastic director and a very funny man.

She previously commented about the controversy surrounding her professional relationship to The New York Times in September, saying she doesn't really know what happened.

"I didn't know Woody and I don't know anything about that family," she told the Times. "As the actor in the film, you just have to step away and say, I don't know anything, really, and whether any of it is true or false.

"Woody Allen is an incredible director, so is Roman Polanski. I had an extraordinary working experience with both of those men and that's the truth."

Roman Polanski is currently a fugitive from the US justice system, due to charges of drugging and raping a 13-year-old girl in 1977.

Winslet worked with him on the 2011 film Carnage.