Woody Allen has a new regret after a lifetime of ruminating and worrying about the past. Woody agreed to do an internet-based series for Amazon, and Allen now regrets deeply ever even contemplating such a notion, reported the New York Daily News.
At 79, he admits that he now has the ability to be extraordinarily confident.
“I had the cocky confidence, well, I’ll do it like I do a movie … it’ll be a movie in six parts,” recalled Woody of his initial enthusiasm.
But that confidence crumbled into confusion.
“Turns out, it’s not. For me, it has been very, very difficult. I’ve been struggling and struggling and struggling. I only hope that when I finally do it — I have until the end of 2016 — they’re not crushed with disappointment because they’re nice people and I don’t want to disappoint them.”
Moreover, Woody informed the vice president of Amazon Studios in January that he had come up with no ideas.
“My guess is that Roy Price will regret this,” predicted Allen.
Woody is a confirmed Luddite, distrusting the internet and using a manual typewriter, according to the Los Angeles Times.
He’s had that typewriter for 50 years. And although he does get emails in this internet-intensive era, he carefully prints them and then verbally instructs an assistant to type up the responses on the computer that Woody avoids.
Allen filmography writer Jason Bailey admitted his amazement that Woody took on the task, noting that Allen probably could not get online on his own.
“This is not a ‘Net-savvy guy. The idea he would be creating a show for an outlet he probably couldn’t get to on his own is surprising.”
Although Woody is focused on his career, he’s had to spend time recently addressing the sexual abuse allegations that range from his adopted daughter Dylan to actress Mariel Hemingway, as the Inquisitr reported.
Mariel’s charges support previous allegations about Allen from his daughter Dylan that she was molested at age 7. Hemingway says that Allen wanted to take her to Paris when she was only 18-years-old.
Woody co-starred with Mariel in 1979 in Manhattan, playing a 44-year-old dating a sweet young teen. Two years later, in his late 40s, he visited her in her parents’ Idaho home.
In her new memoir, Out Came the Sun, Mariel recalls her feelings when Woody urged her to go with him to Paris during that visit. When she questioned whether he planned on having her sleep with him in the same room at age 18, he quickly left.
However, when it comes to the childhood molestation abuse charges from his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow, Woody has firmly denied them, reported USA Today.
Dylan stated that Allen molested her when she was 7-years-old. Woody responded to those charges, claiming that her mother had convinced her those events happened.
“Of course, I did not molest Dylan. I loved her and hope one day she will grasp how she has been cheated out of having a loving father and exploited by a mother more interested in her own festering anger than her daughter’s well-being. Being taught to hate your father and made to believe he molested you has already taken a psychological toll on this lovely young woman…”
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