"Allen V. Farrow" Aired Last Night — Here Are 20 Things We Learned From The Second Episode
"As we chatted at the game, I found I was enjoying her company more than I should have," Woody Allen wrote about Soon-Yi in his autobiography.
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Last week, HBO Max premiered the first episode of Allen v. Farrow — a docuseries about the alleged assault that happened between Woody Allen and his adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow. The second episode of the four-part series aired last night. Here's everything we learned:
1. Mia Farrow was one of seven children — the middle child — which is why she wanted to have a big family when she grew up:
2. Mia originally wanted to go to medical school to become a pediatrician, but after the death of her brother, father, and the decline of her mother's career, she went into acting to help support the family:
3. At the age of 9, Mia contracted polio in the middle of the epidemic. However, after spending time in a pediatric hospital where she thought she would die, she fully recovered:
4. Even though Woody Allen has publicly denied this, Manhattan — a film about a 42-year-old dating a 17-year-old — is said to be inspired by Woody Allen's alleged relationship with Christina Engelhardt:
5. Engelhardt said that Woody called her his "muse" in response to the success of Manhattan:
I was very much in love with him — I thought he was magical. After I saw Manhattan — I'm the same age [as Mariel] and Mariel looks like [me] — I thought, "Oh, my god. I'm his muse. I'm his inspiration." I even [asked Woody] "Am I your muse?" And he goes, "Of course you're my muse." I felt [like] I was the lucky one...At that age, I was in Seventeen...and had sex appeal...but I had trauma. I had been raped four times around the ages 12-14 by people my family knew. So, I started thinking, "Who can I trust?" And I trusted [Woody]. I'm not saying it's right or wrong, but I had no one.