Woody Allen didn’t want much to do with his partner Mia Farrow’s seven children But when they adopted a set, Mia says he had a specific request

Mia Farrow claims ex-partner Woody Allen had a strangely specific request before adopting daughter Dylan in 1985: he wanted her to choose a “little blonde girl”

Farrow already had seven adopted and biological children when she and famous director Allen started dating in 1980

In the first part of the disturbing new drama series Allen v Farrow, which premiered US Local Express on Foxtel this week, she says Allen has shown little interest in her seven-year-old offspring. children and lived separately from her and her children throughout their relationship

“He said, ‘Yes, I wouldn’t object to that, but you have to understand that I have no interest in a child, so you would be fully responsible, financially and in every way'”, says Farrow in the doc

Farrow said she was fine with this arrangement – but after a few years of trying to have a baby without conceiving, she asked if they could adopt instead

“He said if I wanted to do that it wouldn’t ruin the relationship, but he didn’t want anything to do with it. I thought it was right,” she recalls

Farrow said that, given his history of adopting children from foreign countries, Allen applied for his latest adoption: “He might be more sympathetic if it were of a little blonde girl »

“I thought if he cared about this, then I should try to find a little girl like this, and maybe he will like her,” she said

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Farrow and others close to the family claim in the documentary that Allen’s love has become a consuming obsession

In excerpts from Allen’s 2020 audiobook Apropos of Nothing, the director explained his feelings for baby Dylan in his own words

“I quickly found this adorable little girl and found myself more and more holding her, playing with her and falling completely in love with her, delighted to be her father”

Casey Pascal, a close friend of Farrow’s, described it as “an incredible intensity that Woody had for Dylan”

Mia Farrow and Woody Allen with foster daughters Farrow Soon-Yi Previn (C) and Dylan (in stroller) Image: ChargeSource: News Limited

“I remember thinking, ‘I’ve never seen anyone do this to a child before… and I really hope that’s a good thing, what’s going on?’ ‘

The family imploded in 1992 when Mia discovered nude photographs of adopted daughter Soon-Yi Previn in Allen’s home Following the breakup, then-seven-year-old Dylan accused Woody of having assaulted her, an accusation that he has always denied

Allen and now his wife Soon-Yi released a statement shortly after the first episode of doco aired in the United States, calling the allegations of sexual abuse against him “ax work” which was “riddled with lies”

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