Woody Allen: No one wants to see me flirt with Diane Keaton
March 15th, 2011
07:00 PM ET

Woody Allen: No one wants to see me flirt with Diane Keaton

Woody Allen is done playing the romantic lead and is leaving that lovey-dovey stuff to the younger stars. In a candid new interview, the filmmaker says it's a joke to see two senior citizens getting steamy on screen.

"I can't be the love interest any more. I can't play opposite Scarlett Johansson, it's not appropriate," Allen, 75, tells the Guardian of the 26-year-old "Match Point" and "Scoop" star. "So what can I do? I'd love to have a wonderful tour de force part with Diane Keaton but the problem is… doing what?"

Though Allen and the "Annie Hall" actress, 65, may have made a great team in his films from the '70s, he doesn't believe they'd still have the same sizzle.

"Nobody wants to see two septuagenarians get it on," he explains. "People may say they do but they don't. They want to see Leonardo DiCaprio chasing after Scarlett Johansson. They don't want me flirting with Diane Keaton."

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  1. Chuck

    You have got to be kidding. Are the moderators on vacation, or what? The comments allowed on this site are disgusting and totally unnecessary.

    March 23, 2011 at 6:32 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Soon Yi Previn

    Hey Joe. Soon Yi wuv u wong tine.

    March 17, 2011 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Soon Yi Previn

    Furs time Daddy Wood put it in Soon Yi butthoe I cwy and he whip Soon Yi but it ok. Afta a wile it feel good up n Soon Yi butt wif Big Daddy behine pwunduhwin my butthoe...I wike, how u say, Huhshee Highway.

    March 17, 2011 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Victor

    Aren't there any moderators on this site??? Those comments from Soon Yi could be read by children you know. Then CNN is going to have a lot of explaining to do to angry parents.

    March 17, 2011 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Soon Yi Previn

      Hey Victuh. Woody no home now. You come ova go for wide on Soon Yi @sshole. It ok I take doo dooush erweee today. I also give the BJ. U want sucki sucki?

      March 17, 2011 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Dr. Dolittle

    I believe SoonYi has been diagnosed with Old Pole syndrome. The only know cure is to switch sides, aka become a lesbian.

    March 16, 2011 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Annie Hall

    Soon Yi, that's not funny, that's sick. Just plain sick. Get some help!

    March 16, 2011 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Soon Yi Previn

    daddy, we wang chung tonite?

    March 16, 2011 at 8:57 am | Report abuse |
  8. Busting Out Laughing

    Diane's too old for him, anyway. The only girls that stiffen his wood can't vote or drive!

    March 16, 2011 at 8:47 am | Report abuse |
  9. SanJo408

    Does he really think that we just up and forgot about his incestious relationship with a minor?Just b/c it happend before most ppl care to remember doesnt mean that it never happend at all. Oh, btw that takes What isnt appropriate to a whole new level, ur 75!!,

    March 16, 2011 at 4:06 am | Report abuse |
  10. Serge

    S.J. is stolen biological material, taken against will and formed to clones line 200 pieces total. Sign of dangerous criminal activity. Original Scarlett Galabekian future pediatrician doctor, pediatrician nurse license she obtained in 2008

    March 16, 2011 at 3:31 am | Report abuse |
  11. sassie

    I feel that anyone who would have to watch Woody Allen flirt with anyone should keep a barf bucket handy! Ewwwww!!

    March 16, 2011 at 1:27 am | Report abuse |
    • Marky

      As much as I dislike Woody Allen, you need to understand he is NOT Soon Yi's adoptive father, and never was. He may be a slime-ball to have even dated Soon Yi, but he is not her father in any way.

      March 23, 2011 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Jeepers

    So he's saying it's not appropriate to be in a movie opposite Scarlet Johansson? Isn't he the same guy who married his teen aged, adopted daughter? I'm not sure I trust his judgment on what is "appropriate."

    March 16, 2011 at 1:08 am | Report abuse |
  13. Ummm

    The poop jokes are old and not even funny. Its quite boring actually.

    March 16, 2011 at 12:54 am | Report abuse |
  14. WoodyAllen

    Yes my wood will give you splinters so, don't forget little girls to put on gloves before you handle my wood.

    March 15, 2011 at 10:38 pm | Report abuse |
  15. broken lizard

    Tuurd nocker?

    March 15, 2011 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse |
  16. fartblossom

    I bet Woody leaves on his watch and black socks when he does it. just not feelin it!

    March 15, 2011 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Busting out Laughing

    Too early in the blog for p00p jokes. Be more creative!

    March 15, 2011 at 10:27 pm | Report abuse |
  18. woody

    Oh Sunni, you make me wish I wasn't your adoptive father.

    March 15, 2011 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
  19. samuel

    I ageee. He is not Kosher.

    March 15, 2011 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse |
  20. joel

    He is a mud person. But 80 percent of the mud is dog poop.

    March 15, 2011 at 9:14 pm | Report abuse |
  21. goylan

    he is ! he is a smelly tuurd nocker. Only new york golams think he is funny.

    March 15, 2011 at 9:12 pm | Report abuse |
  22. cat lover

    i am jewish i guess. my mom and the rabbi says i am. i still think woody is a tuurd knocker.

    March 15, 2011 at 9:10 pm | Report abuse |
  23. caroleemark

    you are sooo wrong,..on so many levels. a good love story, never ages.

    March 15, 2011 at 8:56 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Busting out Laughing

    with a name like "Woody"? shoulda gone into p0rn!

    March 15, 2011 at 8:06 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Superhiro

    Guess what Woody, you were NEVER qualified to play a romantic lead.

    March 15, 2011 at 7:37 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Marky

    Like I said, Woody Allen is not and never was, Soon Yi PREVIN'S father, and she was not underage when they dated. I think he was a slime-ball, but let's not exaggerate what happened. It wasn't worse than half of Hollywood, except he was dating her mom first.

    March 23, 2011 at 6:29 pm | Report abuse |
  27. rivoli

    Allen was with Mia Farrow from when Soon-Yi was 10 years old. He had children with Farrow, adoptive and biological, so I'm assuming he was taking on some kind of parental role. How on earth do you have children with a woman, become a parent with her, and ignore the rest of her children? If he wasn't taking on some parental role with Mia Farrow's children, what the hell WAS he doing? If Soon-Yi's saying she never saw him as a father, he must have been the most absent figure in all of their lives, or at the very least, must have had some rules for some of 'Farrow's children' and different rules for others.

    And he claimed Farrow favoured her biological children over her adopted ones? What a hypocrite. Master of compartmentalism? Master of narcissism if you ask me.

    November 6, 2012 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Just the Facts

    You do realize that Woody Allen and Mia Farrow never lived together, right? They maintained separate apartments. And you also realize that Mia was 21 when she married Frank Sinatra in 1966 after they had dated for a couple of years, right? Frank was 51. Woody doesn't have a monopoly on odd romantic choices in this mix.

    November 6, 2012 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse |

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