Woody Allen’s musesMay 20, 2011 at 3:21 pm | Posted in photography, pop culture | 1 Comment
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I’ve remained a constant Woody Allen fan through the years. As a child, my sister and I would watch Sleeper (of all movies!) at my dad’s house on the weekends. It’s hard not to be infatuated by Allen’s eye for beauty. He’s got really good taste! This month, W magazine profiled Allen asking him how he chooses his leading lady. Allen talks about how he will often catch an actress in a movie and then follow her next couple of films. Once he thinks she’ll be right for the part he’ll invite her for an audition. But because Allen is so (noticeably) shy and awkward, he notes the meetings last maybe a few minutes. He generally has his mind set before the audition.
Ever since Vicky Cristina Barcelona (I know I’ve mentioned it a couple of times–I love that film) I’ve been smitten with Penelope Cruz. She’s amazing in it! And she is show-stoppingly beautiful. The picture above is so flawless it looks like a painting. The paint brush is apt.
But throughout these years and all of Allen’s muses, I wonder most about his very private relationship with his wife Soon-Yi Previn and what sort of relationship they have. I wonder, what is she like? Are they still in love? What do they do for fun? I’m sure there’s got to be a book on the subject, or at least there will be some day. I’d love to know.