d his upcoming film, "Magic in the Moonlight," in New York with stars Emma Stone and Colin Firth.
"Magic in the Moonlight" marks Allen's 50th film as a director.
The director explains his motivation for directing 50 films, writing more than 70, and appearing in 45.
"I'm getting paid to do something that I like to do, so when I'm finished with a film, I don't consider it work. It's like I've never worked a day in my life. Then I start on another film, because it's what I enjoy doing."
Set in the 1920s in southern France, the romantic comedy stars Firth as a master magician hired to expose a psychic, played by Stone, as a fake. In the end, a different kind of magic happens.
"Magic in the Moonlight" opens in the US this Saturday.