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Why Woody Allen Had Dinner With Lindsay Lohan

US film director Woody Allen (R) stands near US actor Jesse Eisenberg (L) and Canadian actress Ellen Page on the set of 'Bop Decameron', the cult filmmaker's latest production, at Campo de' Fiori square in central Rome, on July 28, 2011. The film's crew has been spotted everywhere from the Spanish Steps to the Colosseum to Rome's main shopping avenue, Via del Corso, and paparazzi have been kept busy chasing stars Alec Baldwin and Penelope Cruz. AFP PHOTO / TIZIANA FABI (Photo credit should read TIZIANA FABI/AFP/Getty Images) Woody Allen.

Woody Allen and Lindsay Lohan made for unlikely dinner companions in NYC last month, and when Access Hollywood caught up with Allen this week at the premiere of To Rome With Love, they asked whether he had been mulling Lohan for a role. "No, but I wouldn't hesitate to use her in a movie because she's a very talented girl. That was a social dinner," Allen replied. "But as I say, she's a very gifted girl, and I would not hesitate. If I had something for her, I'd certainly call her." Is the director worried about Lohan's frequent brushes with both the law and other cars? "If there was some legal reason I couldn't [cast her], that would be a different story, but it would not concern me personally, no," he said. "I think that she'd be just fine and she'd do a great job."

Photo: TIZIANA FABI/2011 AFP