Woody Allen says Amy Schumer is a better comic than he is
Woody Allen wasn't aware that Trainwreck, the Judd Apatow-directed movie starring Amy Schumer, references his 1979 movie Manhattan in a romantic montage.
Schumer and co-star Bill Hader recreate the iconic scene where Allen and Diane Keaton are sitting on a bench underneath the 59th Street Bridge, when she says, "I think this is where Woody met Soon-Yi."
"I didn't know. This is the first time I'm hearing it," Allen told Vulture when we caught up with him at a screening for Irrational Man, hosted by the Cinema Society and Fiji Water.
That said, Allen is familiar with Schumer and says he's a fan of her work. "You know, being a comedian myself, I have a tremendous admiration and respect for all these people," he said.
"I used to think that, Oh, I was so great, and there's so many comedians, and they're second-rate. And then I watched them on cable television, and I thought, My god, I'm nowhere near as good as any of these people! I have a tremendous respect for all of them; it's amazing how good they are, and how much better than I was all of them are, including her."