Woody Allen concludes that a good marriage comes down to luck.
The famed director sent shockwaves through Hollywood when he left partner Mia Farrow for her adopted daughter Soon-Yi Previn, 35 years his junior.
Woody and Soon-Yi have been married for 17 years, which after two previous, and brief, unions for Woody proves he’s found The One.
“You think that you control it. You consult with marriage counsellors and psychoanalysts and friends but in the end it’s all luck,” Woody told British newspaper Metro.
The couple raise adopted children Manzie and Bechet, with dad-of-four Woody, 79, joking there was a reason he decided to become a father again.
“They’ve given me great pleasure in life. For most people, in your old age, it’s nice to have children to put you into a home,” he smiled.
Woody is busy promoting his latest film Irrational Man. Joaquin Phoenix takes centre stage in the production, playing heavy-drinking womaniser Abe. When he’s out for a meal with pupil Jill (Emma Stone), he hears a woman complain about a corrupt judge. This snippet of a conversation leads Abe to decide on killing the judge.
Away from the set, it seems Woody isn’t so different from his latest protagonist.
“I have [thought about murder]. If I could kill all the people I wanted to, I’d be the only one left in the world,” he deadpanned.
However, unlike Abe, he doesn’t have any vices to help him get through such a criminal act.
“I’ve never even had a puff of marijuana in my life. Even wine became too much. I would drink it ever day and one day I woke up and couldn’t swallow. I went to the doctor, and he said, ‘You shouldn’t drink wine because it makes your oesophagus spasm,'” he recalled.
– Cover Media