March 15th, 2011
07:00 PM ET
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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