Woody Allen, Soon-Yi Previn and their daughters Bechet and Manzie were seen outside the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. on Friday (June 15). The director gave his girls a hug even though they didn’t look too enthusiastic. On Thursday night his new film To Rome With Love was screened at the Los Angeles Film Festival.
At the press conference Friday morning he talked about the perks of being famous.
According to The Hollywood Reporter he said, “You get better seats at the basketball game, and you get better tables and reservations places, and if I call a doctor on Saturday morning I can get him. There’s a lot of things that you don’t get if you’re not famous. Now, I’m not saying it’s fair – it’s kind of disgusting – but I can’t say I don’t enjoy it.”
He also said that celebrities shouldn’t make fame a big deal.
“There are drawbacks in being famous, but you can live with those too. They’re not life-threatening. You know, if the paparazzi are outside your restaurant or your house and actors make such a big thing and scurry into the car and drape things over their head – you think they’re going to be crucified or something – but it’s not a big deal. You can get used to that.”
“It’s not so terrible,” he confessed. “The bad stuff is greatly outweighed by the dinner reservations.”