Wednesday, April 24, 2024

French Legend Catherine Deneuve Would Love to Work with Woody Allen: “He is a man of immense talent. I don’t know what would stop me!”


Legendary French actress Catherine Deneuve has a message for Woody Allen: she wants to work with him.

In a new interview in Paris Match with their famed Hollywood reporter Dany Jucaud, Deneuve says if Woody offered a role, she’d take it in a minute.

“I would love to work with him, he is a man of immense talent,” Deneuve tells the magazine. “I don’t know why I wouldn’t accept an invitation. What would stop me?”

That’s good news for Woody, whose biggest hit ever was “Midnight in Paris,” shot in the French capitol. Also, Deneuve is only 75 years old, so she’s perfect for Woody, who’s 83. She’s a younger woman! They would make a great couple on screen.

Deneuve, who only has 1 Oscar nomination, has a dozen nominations from the Cesar Awards and two wins for Best Actress. Her great movies include “Indochine,” “Belle du Jour,” and “The Last Metro.” Woody, who’s directed several actresses to Oscar wins, would be a great collaborator.

Meantime, Woody’s popularity in France has not faded. As I wrote a few weeks ago, his French distributor, MARS, wants to release his “Rainy Day in New York” even if Amazon won’t release it here.


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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