Friday, July 31, 2015

Woody Allen's Gross Admisson About Soon-Ye Previn


79-year-old filmmaker Woody Allen opens up about his relationship with former step-daughter Soon-Yi Previn admitting she connected to him on a paternal level.

Woody Allen has revealed he thought his controversial relationship with wife Soon-Yi Previn was 'just a fling' when it started in 1992.
The prolific director, now 79, has been in a relationship with Mia Farrow's adopted daughter, 44, for 23 years.
Breaking his intense privacy in a rare interview with NPR's film critic Sam Fragoso, Allen describes in detail why 'the dynamic worked' between them, insisting the age difference 'didn't seem to matter' - 'It seemed to work in our favor actually.'
He said: 'I started the relationship with her and I thought it would just be a fling. It wouldn't be serious, but it had a life of its own. And I never thought it would be anything more. Then we started going together, then we started living together, and we were enjoying it.'
'She enjoyed being introduced to many, many things that I knew from experience, and I enjoyed showing her those things,' he continued.
Reflecting on why they have stayed together so long, Allen said: 'I'm 35 years older, and somehow, through no fault of mine or hers, the dynamic worked.
'I was paternal. She responded to someone paternal.
'I liked her youth and energy. She deferred to me, and I was happy to give her an enormous amount of decision making just as a gift and let her take charge of so many things. She flourished.
'It was just a good luck thing.'
His words appear to contradict Previn's analysis of their relationship in an interview with Time, when she appeared to imply she had always seen Allen in a romantic way.
'To think that Woody was in any way a father or stepfather to me is laughable,' she said.
Their relationship - which started while he was dating Farrow - has remained a constant fascination in the media since it became public in 1992.
It came just over a decade after Allen made the movie Manhattan, in which his character dates a college-age girl and puts it off as a fling until he realizes he loves her.
Friends of the family told Vanity Fair's Maureen Orth at the time they 'sensed that Soon-Yi had a crush on Woody' in 1991 'which he seemed to delight in'.
'They thought nothing of it, since Soon-Yi had yet to receive her first phone call from a boy,' Orth wrote. 'Woody started taking her to basketball games, and Mia would reportedly tell her to stop dressing up for them as if she were going to a disco.'
It unraveled when Farrow found naked pictures of Soon-Yi in Allen's apartment.
Since, the makeshift family has been engaged in a dramatic ping pong game of allegations.
Jacked from The Daily Mail