News bits: our twice monthly update of Woody Allen bits from around the web…
Jennifer Tilly spoke to Mark Thompson on The Edge recently. The podcast features clips from Bullets Over Broadway, and Tilly speaks about Allen and her experience making the film. Starts at about 2:53. Interestingly, she reveals that the part of Olive could have been taken by Tracey Ullman and Cyndi Lauper, and her audition.
‘Days Of Our Lives‘ actress Ashley Benson was lucky enough to get this from Woody Allen. Is there a chance she could be in an Allen film soon?
Olga Kurylenko also loved it.
Just saw Woody Allen's #BlueJasmine. Amazing actor's work. Cate Blanchett is breathtaking. The movie is a great life lesson. Don't miss it
— Olga Kurylenko (@OlyaKurylenko) October 10, 2013
We made a five picture deal. All Woody had to do was tell us in three sentences or more what the movie was about. The budget was approved in advance. I get a call that Woody was ready and so he says, ‘This is a movie about a clarinetist with a cocaine problem.’ I said to him, ‘You’re kidding,’ but something came over me and I approved it — for the fifth picture. We had a five picture deal. Woody gets back to me and he says he’s got another title — ‘Bananas‘ and I said, ‘It’s approved.’
A very cool plush Woody Allen at LumiereRouge.
Society 6 user quibe is selling this nice Woody Allen one line print.
Twitter user @gogtzilas posted this lovely painting.