Woody Allen on Aging and His Roles

Celebrity Q&A
December 28, 2012

Writer-actor-director says he doesn’t love roles for older actors

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It was good to see Woody Allen acting in one of his movies again in “To Rome With Love.” Will he continue to act?
—Silas Oliver, Richmond, Va.

Allen, 77, says he writes the script, tells the story he wants, and if there is a part for him, then he plays it. But he admits that his age plays into his decision. “I liked it when I was younger, because I could always play the lead in the movie and I could do the romantic scenes,” says the native New Yorker, whose “To Rome With Love” releases on DVD on Jan. 15. “Now I am older and I am reduced to playing the backstage doorman or the uncle or something. I don’t really love that.”

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