Woody Allen Sums Up Press Junkets

The Guardian's Catherine Shoard got lucky.

The Guardian’s Catherine Shoard was fortunate. Per her video interview with Woody Allen posted ahead of the U.K. opening on Friday of the filmmaker’s latest, Café Society, she was the very first journalist of the day to sit down with Allen at the London press junket for the film.

As a result, and per his own admission, he was livelier than he expected to be later on in the day. “I see 50 people in a day, so by three o’clock, it becomes boring. You’re the first one, so no, it’s not boring now. But by three o’clock, it will be boring.”

The other boring part of filmmaking, Allen told Shoard, is having to listen to the people who put up the money for his films make jokes.