Faith is 'better than nothing': Allen

Last updated 05:00 30/11/2010
Woody Allen
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OPEN-MINDED: 74-year-old Woody Allen is more accepting of other people's beliefs than he used to be.

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Woody Allen thinks having faith in "something" is "better than nothing".

The 74-year-old director has had a hugely successful Hollywood career spanning decades, and his recent hit film You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger proved he's still one of the best in the industry.

The movie starred A-listers such as Naomi Watts and Freida Pinto, and followed a pair of married couples. Woody was influenced by themes such as fortune-telling and religion when working on the film, as it's an area he's always found fascinating.

"I had known people that put their faith in fortune-telling and they were fairly intelligent people except for that weakness. I always thought that was the most ridiculous thing in the world, but then I started to think, 'Better to have something than nothing,'" he told Total Film magazine.

The star doesn't think where someone seeks mystical comfort is significant. He understands for some people religion can offer guidance, whereas others prefer visiting clairvoyants in a bid to master their destiny.

"Some people have faith in astrology, in fortune-telling, Catholicism, Judaism; as long as you have something it seemed to me that it was better than nothing," he added. 

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