Woody Allen has described his relationship with his wife Soon-Yi Previn, which caused a huge scandal and wrecked his ties with former longtime companion Mia Farrow, as "one of the truly lucky things that happened to me in my life."
Allen, who turns 70 on December 1, set tongues wagging in 1992 when he split from Farrow and went public about his relationship with Soon-Yi, Farrow's adopted daughter who was then 22. Allen and Previn were married in 1997 and now have two daughters, aged five and six, reports Guardian.
According to BBC News, film-maker Woody Allen has told Vanity Fair magazine he has learned little with age as he nears his 70th birthday.
"All the crap they tell you about... getting joy and having a kind of wisdom in your golden years - it's all tripe," said Allen, who turns 70 on 1 December. "I've gained no insight, no mellowing. I would make the same mistakes again." The director also said he would never make a film as good as Ingmar Bergman's The Seventh Seal. "I feel that level of greatness is not in me," he said. "It may just not be in the genes, or I just don't have the depth of humanity to do that." O.Ch.