Love him or hate him, you can’t accuse Woody Allen of holding back his true feelings on the rare occasion he grants an interview. Take his comments in the upcoming issue of Vanity Fair, for example. Allen tells the magazine that the day his ex Mia Farrow discovered he’d taken nude photos of her adopted daughter Soon-Yi Previn, it was ”one of the fortuitous events, one of the great pieces of luck in my life.” Allen eventually split from Farrow, and married Previn in 1997; he tells the magazine he has a ”more paternal feeling” toward his current wife. And while the director, who turns 70 in December, says he’s ”gained no insight” with age, at least he had the good sense to cast Jonathan Rhys-Meyers (and not himself) as the love interest for costar Scarlett Johansson in the upcoming Match Point. If he had, he might’ve extended his advantage in our listing of Hollywood’s most notorious on-screen cradle robbers.
How would you describe Allen’s latest interview: refreshingly honest or kinda gag-inducing? Sorry, Woody fans, I’m going with the latter.