Woody Allen, 86, arrives in Paris with his  wife Soon-Yi Previn, 51, as filming begins for Wasp 22

Woody Allen, 86, joins his wife Soon-Yi Previn, 51, in Paris as filming begins for Wasp 22 after the director said he had ‘no intention of retiring’

Woody Allen was seen as he strolled through the streets of Paris alongside his wife Soon-Yi Previn on Thursday. 

The director, 86, was seen in the French capital as filming began for his latest thriller, Wasp 22, after he confirmed he had ‘no intention of retiring’ upon its completion. 

Woody put on a smart display in a navy jumper with a pale blue shirt layered underneath. 

New project: Woody Allen, 86, was seen as he strolled through the streets of Paris alongside his wife Soon-Yi Previn, 51, on Thursday

New project: Woody Allen, 86, was seen as he strolled through the streets of Paris alongside his wife Soon-Yi Previn, 51, on Thursday

He added a pair of khaki corduroy trousers and tan suede trainers, completing his look with a dark brown bucket hat. 

Soon-Yi who is the adopted daughter of Mia Farrow, Woody’s onetime girlfriend, opted for a pink knitted jumper with burnt orange trousers.

Mia and Woody had been together since 1979, but that all changed 13 years later when Woody, then 55, and Soon-Yi, then 21, were caught having an affair.

At work: The director was seen in the French capital as filming began for his latest thriller, Wasp 22, after he confirmed he had 'no intention of retiring' upon its completion

At work: The director was seen in the French capital as filming began for his latest thriller, Wasp 22, after he confirmed he had ‘no intention of retiring’ upon its completion

Woody and Soon-Yi share two adopted daughters Bechet, 23, and Manzie, 22. 

The New York native is in the city as he begins work on his 50th film, which he compared to his late-career work Match Point. 

It comes as a representative for the director released a statement on Monday clarifying that Woody would not be retiring. 

In an interview with Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia he was quoted as saying, ‘My idea, in principle, is not to make more movies and focus on writing.’

The statement read: ‘Woody Allen never said he was retiring, nor did he say he was writing another novel. 

Still working: It comes as a representative for the director released a statement on Monday clarifying that Woody would not be retiring

Still working: It comes as a representative for the director released a statement on Monday clarifying that Woody would not be retiring

‘He said he was thinking about not making films as making films that go straight or very quickly to streaming platforms is not so enjoyable for him, as he is a great lover of the cinema experience.’ 

It concluded: ‘Currently, he has no intention of retiring and is very excited to be in Paris shooting his new movie, which will be the 50th.’

The writer and director claimed the plot would be ‘exciting, dramatic and also very sinister’ and described is as something similar to the thriller Match Point, which won the Goya award for Best European Film in 2006. 

In a live-streamed conversation on Instagram from June with actor Alec Baldwin — who has appeared in several of his films — the embattled writer and director alluded to his career pivot, saying ‘the thrill is gone’ due to a decline in the theatre-going experience.

‘A lot of the thrill is gone, the director admitted. ‘Now you do a movie, and you get a couple of weeks in a movie house, and then it goes to streaming or pay-per-view. It’s not the same. It’s not as enjoyable to me.’

Statement: A representative said he 'was thinking about not making films as making films that go straight or very quickly to streaming platforms is not so enjoyable for him'

Statement: A representative said he ‘was thinking about not making films as making films that go straight or very quickly to streaming platforms is not so enjoyable for him’

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