Woody Allen has denied plans to retire from acting.
In a recent interview with Spanish magazine La Vanguardia, the director of Annie Hall appeared to declare that his next film, Wasp 22, would be his last.
However, a representative for the 86-year-old issued a statement to Deadline on Monday denying that retirement is on the horizon.
“Woody Allen never said he was retiring or writing another novel,” they said. “He said that he thinks not making films because making films that go straight or very quickly to streaming platforms is not so enjoyable for him, because he is a big fan of the cinematic experience. Currently , he has no intention of retiring and is very happy to be in Paris to shoot his new film, which will be the 50th.”
This isn’t the first time Allen has offered to quit acting.
In June, the veteran comedian/director told Alec Baldwin during an Instagram Live chat that he planned to direct “one or two more” films, but “the thrill is gone” due to the build-up. streaming.
Allen’s latest project will be filmed in Europe, with the director out of favor in Hollywood due to allegations of sexual abuse made by his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow.
He has denied the accusations, which first surfaced in 1992 during his acrimonious split from Mia Farrow, during which he embarked on a relationship with her adopted daughter Soon-Yi Previn.
Dylan repeated the allegations as an adult, which received renewed attention following the rise of the #MeToo movement highlighting sexual harassment and abuse in the entertainment industry in late 2017 .