Mariel Hemingway on Woody Allen: 'It wasn't going to happen with me'

Mariel Hemingway On Woody Allen: 'It Wasn't Going To Happen With Me'

HuffPost Live | by Emily Tess Katz

In her new memoir "Out Came the Sun," Mariel Hemingway writes of Woody Allen's attempt to whisk her away to Paris after shooting the 1979 film "Manhattan."

The actress was only 18, fresh out of Ketchum, Idaho, and had "never had a boyfriend." She wasn't hoping for her much older co-star to change that, despite his advances.

"He was interested in me, and in my naive, young mind from Idaho, I thought, 'Oh, we can be friends,'" she told HuffPost Live's Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani in an interview on Thursday.

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Woody Allen plays harmonica to Mariel Hemingway in a scene from the film 'Manhattan' 1979.

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Actress Mariel Hemingway, who starred in the Woody Allen movie "Deconstructing Harry'" on December 5, 1997 at the film's premiere in Los Angeles.

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Actress Mariel Hemingway attends "The Words and Music of Cold Mountain" held on December 8, 2003 at Royce Holl on the campus of UCLA, in Los Angeles, California.

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Director/actor Woody Allen kisses his wife Soon-Yi Previn as they attend a special screening of DreamWorks Pictures' "Anything Else" at the Paris Theatre on September 16, 2003 in New York City.

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Mariel Hemingway listens to a question during the A&E Network 2005 Television Critics Winter Press Tour at the Hilton Universal Hotel on January 14, 2005 in Universal City, California.

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Actress Mariel Hemingway speaks at the LOHAS 9 forum held at the Ritz Carlton Hotel on April 26, 2005 in Hollywood, California.

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Actress Mariel Hemingway arrives for the premiere of Wild Hogs, on February 27, 2007 in Hollywood, California.

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US film director Woody Allen reacts on the set of his film "The Bop Decameron" at Rome's Termini train station on July 14, 2011.

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US director Woody Allen poses on the red carpet before the opening ceremony and the screening of "Midnight in Paris" presented out-of- competition at the 64th Cannes Film Festival on May 11, 2011 in Cannes.

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Actress Mariel Hemingway speaks during the "American Masters 25th Anniversary Season: Seriously Funny - The Comic Art of Woody Allen" panel during the PBS portion of the 2011 Summer TCA Tour held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 31, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Actress and activist Mariel Hemingway speaks about suicide prevention and her new movie, "Running from Crazy," at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, on June 20, 2013. There have been seven suicides in her immediate family, including her grandfather, famed American novelist Ernest Hemingway, and her sister, actress Margaux.

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Director/producer Woody Allen attends Film Independent's 2012 Los Angeles Film Festival Premiere of Sony Pictures Classics' "To Rome With Love" at Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE Stadium 14 on June 14, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. 

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Director Woody Allen and Soon Yi Previn attend Film Independent's 2012 Los Angeles Film Festival Premiere Of Sony Pictures Classics' "To Rome With Love" at Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE Stadium 14 on June 14, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

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Director Woody Allen attends "The Revisionist" opening night at Cherry Lane Theatre on February 28, 2013 in New York City.

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"I was a kid," she continued. "When the realization happened that Woody Allen's not going to be my first boyfriend, and then my parents didn't step up to do the parenting they should've done, I sort of had to do it myself and say 'This just isn't going to work out.'"

In an excerpt from her book published by Fox News, Hemingway writes that in discussing Allen's Paris trip proposal, she told her parents "that I didn't know what the arrangement was going to be, that I wasn't sure if I was even going to have my own room. Woody hadn't said that. He hadn't even hinted it. But I wanted them to put their foot down. They didn't. They kept lightly encouraging me."

The author and speaker is adamant that Allen "never did anything unkind or wrong" to her, but she still felt slighted when he vanished after her declined invitation.

"I just know that when I said, 'I can't go to Paris with you,' he didn't [go to Paris], and he left. He left quite immediately, and that's fine. I got it," she recounted. "I got that maybe he had a fantasy of an affair and it just wasn't going to happen with me. I wasn't that girl. I was too young."

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CHICAGO, IL - JULY 18: Woody Allen attends the Chicago premiere of 'Irrational Man' at Bellweather Meeting House & Eatery on July 18, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Gabriel Grams/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 15: US director Woody Allen (L) and his wife Soon Yi (R) arrive for the screening of the film 'Irrational Man' at the 68th international film festival in Cannes, France. May 15, 2015. (Photo by Mustafa Yalcin/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
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