Diane Keaton, an Academy Award winner, has landed her most intriguing assignment yet: a cameo in a Justin Bieber music video. Here are five interesting facts about the actress.
On October 6, Oscar winner Diane Keaton revealed her most exciting endeavor yet: a collaboration with musical sensation Justin Bieber. That’s right, you read it accurately. The 75-year-old actress has linked up with the 27-year-old musician for a music video for his song “Ghost.” In the video directed by Colin Tilley, Diane plays a leading part.
When she announced the new project on Instagram, the actress couldn’t hide her excitement. “AM I DREAMING???” she said in the caption. “IT WAS SUCH AN HONOR TO WORK WITH JUSTIN BIEBER AND HIS AMAZING TEAM!!!” For the uninformed, here are five things to know about Diane to remember this unusual combination.
Diane is an award-winning actress
Diane is a well-known actress who has appeared in films such as Annie Hall, the Father of the Bride trilogy, the Godfather movie, Book Club, and Something’s Gotta Give. Diane has earned an Academy Award, a British Academy Film Award, two Golden Globe Awards, and the AFI Life Achievement Award during her career, which began in the 1970s.
Diane is known for her collaborations with Woody Allen
Naturally, the actress is best known for her numerous collaborations with controversial filmmaker Woody Allen. Annie Hall, Manhattan, Play It Again, Sam, Manhattan Murder Mystery, Sleeper, and Love and Death are just a few of his films in which Diane has appeared. In the 1970s, the two even dated for around three years.
“Girls have always loved him and had crushes on him because he’s so witty and brilliant,” Diane told the New Yorker in 1996, adding, “Girls have always liked him and had crushes on him because he’s so funny and talented.”
Diane has received backlash for defending the controversial director
Woody’s adopted daughter Dylan Farrow, whom he shared with actress Mia Farrow during their decades-long relationship, has accused him of sexual assault. Dylan has accused the filmmaker of assaulting her when she was seven years old in her childhood home.
The charges, which are also the subject of the controversial HBO documentary Allen v. Farrow, have been disputed by the filmmaker. In 2018, Diane tweeted, “Woody Allen is my buddy and I continue to believe him,” expressing her ongoing support for her longtime collaborator.
Judd Apatow, among others, has retaliated against Diane, calling him “terrible” and referring to nude images of his adopted daughter (and now wife) Soon-Yi Previn from her high school years.
Diane is a mom to two adopted children
Diane is also the mother of two children, Dexter, 26, and Duke, 21. This is a lesser-known detail about Diane. When she was in her 50s, the actress adopted her two children. The single mom stated why she was pleased she never married in a 2019 interview with PEOPLE, calling herself as a “oddball.”
“I believe I’m strange,” Diane told the newspaper. I was thinking about it the other day. I’m 73 years old, and I believe I’m the only lady of my generation, if not earlier, who has lived her entire life as a single woman.” She went on to say that she wasn’t bothered by her single status. Diane explained, “I suppose I wanted more of a maternal component.” “I don’t think getting married would have been a good choice for me, and I’m glad I didn’t.”
Diane is a well-documented pop music fan
While a collaboration with Justin Bieber may seem unexpected, it’s not that shocking given the Oscar winner’s long history as a pop music aficionado. Rihanna and Ariana Grande are among Diane’s favorite artists, with the latter expressing a desire to sing a duet with her.
Diane taped herself singing along to “Thank U, Next” in an Instagram video posted on September 1. “Ariana Grande is really fantastic,” she began with a voiceover, “so once in my life, just once in my foolish life, I want to sing along with the amazing Ariana Grande.”