Woody Allen on Why He’s Been Casting Woody Allen A Lot Less


“For years I played the romantic lead and then I couldn’t play it anymore because I got too old. It’s just no fun not playing the guy who gets the girl. You can imagine how frustrating it is when I do these movies with Scarlett Johansson and Naomi Watts and the other guys get them and I am the director. I am that old guy over there that is the director. I don’t like that. I like to be the one that sits opposite them in the restaurant, looks in their eyes and lies to them. So if I can’t do that it’s not much fun to play in the movies.”

- Woody Allen on why he spends a lot less time in front of the camera nowadays. It’s part of a terrific and kind of depressing (in a fun Woody Allen way) interview with The Talks.