After facing a social media firestorm this year sparked by allegations he molested his adopted daughter, director Woody Allen remains unaffected. He revealed this in a recent interview with the London Times, saying, “I don’t agonize over it for a second.”
The allegations were made by his ex-wife Mia Farrow and concerned Allen’s adopted daughter Dylan Farrow. When asked whether the scandal would affect Allen’s film legacy and what he thought about that, he replied with equal indifference. “That means nothing to me. I’ve never given it a second’s thought, afterward. And what do I care, when I shuffle off my coil? I don’t really care about anything that happens after my death. I don’t care if they take all of my movies and burn them,” he said.
— Us Weekly (@usweekly) February 4, 2014
These answers reflect what seems to be a bleak view of existence held by the Academy Award-winning director of Annie Hall. In an interview with the New York Observer, he talked about noticing how children are currently aware of the supposed meaninglessness of their lives.
“I think these poor kids, they become aware of their mortality. When they become aware of it, it’s life changing and traumatic. I feel sorry for them, but the cold hard facts don’t change,” said Allen.
Allen has consistently denied Farrow’s claims about her daughter. He told the London Times’ Kevin Maher that he had a dull private life. “I lead, in general, a very uneventful, very dull middle-class life,” he said.
Despite his scandals concerning the women in his life, the director of Magic In The Moonlight shared that he was lucky to have worked with some of Hollywood’s most successful leading ladies, including Meryl Streep, Maureen Stapleton, Judy Davis, Penelope Cruz, Diane Keaton, Geraldine Page and Gena Rowlands. Meanwhile, Magic In The Moonlight stars another female ingénue, Emma Stone, who joins the roster of talented female actresses that have worked with Allen.