May 17, 2010

Woody Allen: 'Lousy Deal' Being Old

Many older people will tell you all the joys that come from getting older. Woody Allen is not one of those people. In recent interviews promoting his new movie, Woody gave a decidedly more pessimistic take on the aging process.

About getting older, "I find it a lousy deal. There's no advantage in getting older. I'm 74 now. You don't get smarter, you don't get wiser, you don't get more mellow, you don't get more kindly. Nothing good happens. Your back hurts more. You get more indigestion. Your eyesight isn't as good. You need a hearing aid. It's a bad business getting older, and I would advise you not to do it."

Woody Allen: 'Lousy Deal' Aging

Allen's latest mix of comedy and drama, "You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger," premiered Saturday at the Cannes Film Festival, presenting an ensemble of characters dealing with familiar issues at the heart of the filmmaker's 40-some movies. The film features Naomi Watts, Anthony Hopkins, Antonio Banderas, Josh Brolin, Gemma Jones and Freida Pinto as an ensemble of Londoners coping with failing marriage, stymied ambition, the yearning for new relationships and the fear of mortality.

Posted at May 17, 2010 2:45 AM