Woody Allen says he may stop directing movies


Filmmaker Woody Allen, who has faced a backlash in Hollywood over an abuse allegation by his adopted daughter, said on Tuesday he will shoot a new film in Paris this autumn and that it may be his last.

Allen, 86, spoke in a rare interview to actor Alec Baldwin about his career and his new book "Zero Gravity," a collection of humour essays.

"A lot of the thrill is gone," Allen said of filmmaking. "When I used to do a film, it would go into a movie house all across the country. Now you do a movie and you get a couple weeks in a movie house, maybe six weeks or four weeks and then it goes right to streaming or pay-per-view...it's not as enjoyable to me."  

Allen gave no details about his upcoming movie, which would be his 50th.  

The pair chatted for almost an hour, but while Allen spoke about his recent memoir, social media and his career, he did not address the abuse allegation made by his adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow, that has followed him for decades and which he has always vehemently denied.

Baldwin, who has appeared in three of Allen's films, did not raise the topic during the interview, which was streamed live on Baldwin's Instagram page.  On Sunday, Baldwin wrote on Instagram that he had "ZERO INTEREST in anyone’s judgments and sanctimonious posts" about his planned interview.  

Baldwin's last movie, "Rust," ended in tragedy when a gun he was holding fired a live round that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. Baldwin said he did not fire the gun and was "heartbroken" by the incident.

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