- Casting: “I love to cast talented people because all you have to do is get out the way, not screw them up, and they make you look like a hero.”
“I like them in the summertime because I feel that in the summertime everybody comes out with these god-awful movies and grown-ups never have a chance to just go to the movies,” he said. “There’s almost nothing to see. So I like to put my movies out in the summer because I feel like people like to have an option to see something that isn’t car chases, toilet jokes, special effects.”
Maybe Allen is onto something. After all, “Midnight in Paris” was released among last summer’s blockbusters and became one of his biggest commercial successes. That doesn’t mean he is basking in the glow of his success or hanging pictures of cast members Owen Wilson and Rachel McAdams up on his wall, though. Once he completes a film, he is finished with it. He moves on to his next project and scoffs at spending too much time reflecting or living in the past.
Woody Allen’s latest film, “To Rome With Love,” opens June 22.