Famed director, playwright and actor Woody Allen rejected Scarlett Johansson for Penelope Cruz. In the director's new film, the script and title of which is still kept secret (the genre is known - comedy), the main role is assigned to the sultry Spaniard Penelope Cruz.
The 72-year-old director is credited with romantic relationships with these two talented, young and very beautiful actresses, who are also listed in the ratings of the sexiest women in the world - Scarlett Johansson and Penelope Cruz.
According to NEWSru Israel, the film is set in Barcelona. For the filming of the film, the director left his beloved New York, and after him the entire film crew went to Spain.
Meanwhile, for several years in a row, film critics and ordinary fans of Allen knew for certain that Scarlett Johansson was his muse and favorite. She starred in two of his films in a row ("Match Point" and "Sensation"), and stated in all interviews that she was ready to work with him again. True, Scarlett claimed that she saw Woody, mainly on the set, but did not hide the fact that he often asked her "indecent" questions, to which she gave appropriate answers. "When I'm with Woody, it's like going back to summer school camp!" Scarlett laughed.
Woody Allen, in turn, despite the usual isolation, did not miss an opportunity to talk about his feelings for the actress Johansson. “Working with her, I felt like I won the lottery,” he said in an interview with Canadian Cyberpress in the summer of 2006.
The idyll, however, came to an abrupt end, and Michelle Williams took Johansson's place in the new film, Cassandra's Dream, which will be released in May 2007. And in Allen's "Spanish" film, Penelope Cruz will shine.
A few days ago, appearing at a meeting of the American Foundation for AIDS Research (Allen presented the award to the founder of the foundation, Dr. Matilda Krim), giving a speech that the audience recognized as charmingly awkward, Allen unexpectedly agreed to answer questions from New York Magazine. They were amazed not only by the abundance of words in Yiddish, with which the Hollywood genius used to color his boring answers, but also by the unusually sad look of the interlocutor. There was a real longing in his eyes when, in response to the question: “Is it true that Scarlett Johansson is no longer your muse?”, He said: “This is all fiction of the press! She was never my muse. there was a muse. But I adore her!"
The director's previous muses are known all over the world: the first of them was his wife Louise Lasser, he shot her in four films, and lived with her from 1966 to 1969; the second - Diane Keaton, their romance lasted from 1970 to 1979, during which time Keaton starred in eight Allen's films and won an Oscar. The third muse was actress Mia Farrow, they lasted together from 1979 to 1997 and made 13 films.
In 1997, Woody Allen married his wife's adopted daughter, a Korean woman, Sun-Yi, having endured a storm of public outrage and a barrage of accusations of immorality and immorality. The couple adopted two girls; Apparently, Allen's family life with a woman who is 35 years younger than him is quite a success.
Woody Allen was born on December 1, 1935 in New York. His real name is Stuart Koenigsberg. First play "What's new, pussy?" was written by him in 1965 in collaboration with his future wife Louise Lassay.
In 1966, Allen directed his first film, How are you, Tiger Lily? In most of his films, Allen acts as a director, writes a script and plays one of the roles. Allen's best films include The Purple Rose of Cairo, Annie Hall, Everyone Says I Love You, Hannah and Her Sisters.
During his career, Allen was awarded many prestigious awards: 3 prizes and 17 nominations for "Oscars", 2 Venice and the Berlin Film Festival Prize, the Golden Globe Award.