Woody Allen: 'Can't Say I Don't Enjoy' Fame
It's 'disgusting', but great for dinner reservations
By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 17, 2012 6:09 AM CDT
Woody Allen and Soon-Yi Previn attend the premiere of "To Rome With Love" at Regal Cinemas LA LIVE on Thursday June 14, 2012 in Los Angeles.   (Photo by Todd Williamson/Invision/AP)
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(Newser) – Paparazzi vs. good seats at basketball games. Loss of privacy vs. no waiting for doctors, even on weekends. Sure, fame has its problems, but the perks are pretty sweet, too, Woody Allen tells the Hollywood Reporter. "I'm not saying it’s fair—it's kind of disgusting—but I can't say I don't enjoy it," Allen said.

"There are drawbacks in being famous, but you can live with those, too," he said. "They’re not life-threatening." Allen examines life in the spotlight in his latest film, To Rome With Love. Life is tough, he said, regardless of whether you are famous, so it's "probably" the better choice to be famous. "The bad stuff is greatly outweighed by the dinner reservations."

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