Allen thinks 'it would be fun' to do a movie with his 'Blue Jasmine' star and proclaims himself 'a great fan of his.'
Woody Allen has made quite interesting casting choices for his upcoming drama comedy "Blue Jasmine", and among those surprising cast members is stand-up comedian Louis C.K.. In an interview with New York Times, the 77-year-old filmmaker reveals that he is so impressed with the "Lucky Louie" creator's talent and even cannot wait to star alongside him in a buddy comedy.
Before casting him, Allen admits he had no idea who Louis C.K. was. "Someone showed me a tape of Bobby Cannavale - it was to see Bobby Cannavale, and he was in a skit with Louis C.K. Cannavale, I thought, yes, he's great and right for this part. And I said but who's that guy with him? He's wonderful," he recalls.
"So we had him in originally for the Andrew Dice Clay [cast member] part. And he read it, and he read it very well. We thought, he's so likeable. He's clearly such a sweet guy. I was dying to use him in something, so we used him to play the sweeter guy."
Allen says he has tried to figure out a comedy that he can do with the Emmy Award-winning comedian in the future. "I'm looking for some idea that would work, for the two of us to do. Of course I hope that people aren't disappointed that I don't act with him [in "Blue Jasmine"], and he doesn't have a commensurately comic part with his talent," he says.
"But some day, I will get something that we could do together, because I do think it would be fun. I'm such a great fan of his."
"Blue Jasmine" stars Cate Blanchett as a fashionable New York socialite who soon discovers that her rich husband is a criminal. It is due out July 26 in the U.S.