But if that’s what it takes to get people to go and see his new film, then that’s what he’ll say.
Woody Allen is currently busy promoting Match Point, his latest London-based
film. Match Point doesn’t get released until next year in the UK, but
that’s not going to stop Woody from splurging his private life all over
the pages of Vanity Fair magazine.
Allen turns 70 on December 1st, and his interview with Vanity Fair
looks like it’s the ‘old man looking back at his life’ interview. Woody
addresses all kinds of subjects, such as his career – for which he
grades himself a B. He worries, for instance, that he’ll never make a
film as good as Ingmar Bergman‘s The Seventh Seal:
"I feel that level of greatness is not in me. It may just not be in the genes, or I just don’t have the depth of humanity to do that."
nobody cares about his films any more, not when he could be talking
about his 1992 affair with Soon-Yi Previn, his ex-lover Mia Farrow‘s adopted
daughter. Luckily, Woody doesn’t disappoint here, either. Speaking of
the time when Farrow discovered naked photos of Soon-Yi in Allen’s
apartment, he says it was:
"one of the fortuitous events, one of the great pieces of luck in my life. If somebody told me when I was younger, ‘You’re going
to wind up married to a girl 35 years younger than you and a Korean,
not in show-business’… I would have said ‘You’re completely crazy’."
But, hey, Woody Allen is almost 70. He must be filled with the wisdom of experience by now, right?
"All the crap they tell you about… getting joy and
having a kind of wisdom in your golden years – it’s all tripe. I’ve gained no insight, no mellowing. I would make the same mistakes again."
All the mistakes, Woody? Even The Curse Of The Jade Scorpion?
[story by Stuart Heritage]