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Woody Allen Opens Up About His Relationship with Soon-Yi Previn

Woody Allen Opens Up About His Relationship with Soon-Yi Previn

Woody Allen just opened up about his relationship to his wife Soon-Yi Previn, who he began dating in the late ’80s while he was dating Mia Farrow.

Soon-Yi, 44, the adopted daughter of Mia and Andre Previn, is 35 years his junior.

“I’m 35 years older, and somehow, through no fault of mine or hers, the dynamic worked,” the 79-year-old director told NPR. “I was paternal. She responded to someone who was paternal. 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.”

“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. And the age difference didn’t seem to matter. It seemed to work in our favor actually,” Woody added.

“She enjoyed being introduced to many, many things that I knew from experience, and I enjoyed showing her those things. She took them, and outstripped me in certain areas that I showed her,” Woody continued. “That’s why I’m a big believer in luck. I feel that you can’t orchestrate those things. Two people come along and they have a trillion exquisite needs and neuroses and nuances and they have to mesh, and if one of them doesn’t mesh, it causes a lot of trouble. It’s like the trace vitamin not being in your body. It’s a tiny little thing, but if you don’t have it you die.”

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  • forrest gump

    please keep this under the hat……………………

  • namers

    “I was parental and she responded.” And there you have it.

  • elisa

    what a creep , its disgusting how he talk’s about their relationship he sound’s like a pedophile

  • Lee


  • Arrow 12

    How could anyone in Hollywood work with such a creep. He should be in jail. He and Lena Dunham should hook up. I wouldn’t let anyone of them near a child.

  • justno

    I had to read it twice … Unreal !!!

    “I thought it would just be a fling”

  • Martha Bartha

    She gives him a Woody!

  • mandyz

    Dunno how he could leave the beautiful Mia Farrow for her, she’s as ugly as him. Sick.

  • Arwa M.

    I guess people should stop watching his movies in order to force hollywood not to work with him anymore.

  • Jhanale

    He is a sick sick man. He knew exactly what he was doing when he started sleeping with her. She was looking for a father figure and he dropped his pants.

  • Arrow 12

    I am proud to say I have never seen a single movie he has ever made and never will.

  • k.

    I sadly have, and they are not worth the hype. You’re not missing out

  • k.

    this is SICK. what a creep

  • Nancy M

    Father figure? Try Grandfather figure. A controlling man who needed a puppet girl. Mia is and was too much of her own person for him.

  • Rose Ryan

    The fact of his parental relationship with her makes him doubly disgusting for entering into the relationship thinking it would be just a fling. He wasn’t emotionally invested in her at all, he sounds like he was get out to seduce her and then drop her. This was a young girl and he had no thought to how it would affect her to be used and tossed aside. People should be ashamed to continue work with this narcissistic child molester.

  • Penny Dreadful

    He’s a creep and she’s a nut.

  • Penny Dreadful

    She was a teenager, too!

  • Penny Dreadful

    He said “paternal”, not “parental”, which is even worse. He didn’t just act like a parent — an authority figure — he acted like a FATHER. Creepy.

  • Penny Dreadful

    H’wood is full of creeps! They don’t judge each other, that’s how they get away with their dirty deeds and it’s how they continue to get work.

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