Amazon’s $15 million investment in Woody Allen is slowly coming together. Very slowly. Like, your grandfather trying to figure out how his iPhone works slowly. So far, all we know about the series is that it’s a “domestic comedy” set in the late 1960s starring Allen, Elaine May, and Miley Cyrus, who caught Allen’s attention after his kids showed him an episode of Hannah Montana.
I noticed years ago that my kids would be watching Hannah Montana. And I would say: “Who is that girl? She’s got such a good delivery. You know, she snaps those lines off so well. The show is a silly little show, but she’s very good at what she does.” And then she emerged as a singer, and someone showed me a little clip of hers from Saturday Night Live, and I said, “It confirms what I always thought about her: She is very good, she is really a talented girl.” She wanted to take some time off, but she [agreed to do the series] because the role interested her. (Via)
In that same interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Allen — who doesn’t own a computer, uses a “very limited” cellphone (“My assistant put all my jazz records on it”), and has never emailed anyone — also revealed that he hasn’t seen Mad Men or Breaking Bad. “I’m not home,” he said. “I don’t have the incentive. I’m out having dinner with friends, and when I come home, I’m tired and I want to quickly see the last quarter of the Knicks game or the last couple of innings of the Yankees game or the Mets game. I’m just not interested enough.”
To recap: Woody Allen has seen more episodes of Hannah Montana, a Disney Channel show for children, than Mad Men or Breaking Bad. Got it.
(Via the Hollywood Reporter)