Woody Allen Hates Being Too Old to Play the Romantic Lead


“It’s an inevitable disaster of aging, and there’s nothing I can do about it. I can’t play the scenes where I’m sitting opposite Diane Keaton or Mia or Dianne Wiest or Judy Davis. If I think of parts for myself now, all I can be is Pop, the lovable doorman backstage at the theater who takes phone numbers for the guys, or the psychiatrist, or the amiable dad at the wedding. I like to be the lover.”

Woody Allen on being too old to play the romantic lead in his films, from this excellent profile of him in the Wall Street Journal.