Mia Farrow has revealed what was going through her mind the moment she found out her boyfriend, Woody Allen, was having an intimate relationship with her daughter, there were pictures of them together.
In the first episode of HBO’s docuseries, Allen v. Farrow, the 76-year-old recalled the January 1992 day she found naked Polaroid pics of Soon-Yi Previn in the director’s apartment. Soon-Yi was 21 at the time. Woody, then 56, was the father of three of Mia’s children.
“[I] was at his apartment because I wasn’t working that day,” the Rosemary’s Baby star said in the Feb. 21 episode, which also examines Woody Allen’s alleged inappropriate relationship with their daughter Dylan Farrow.
“So, I took one of the kids over that we left a coat over there, and there by the side of the phone, to the right of the phone, was his stack of Polaroid pictures, of pornographic pictures of a woman, a girl. And I picked them up and I realized all of them were of Soon-Yi. It was my own child.
“She was in her first year of college and they were all just like… They wouldn’t put them in Playboy. They were like, I don’t know, Hustler pictures or something. [They] really were raunchy pictures and I, you know, I… I remember struggling to breathe. I remember getting my son, trying to put his coat on, trying to do the buttons.”
Mia Farrow added: “I took the photos and I put them in my pocket and I was leaving and then I just realized that I don’t even think I could push the elevator button. I was just shaking. And I took my child home and I locked the door.”
Mia Farrow and Woody Allen had been a couple for 12 years by the time she discovered the photos. Soon-Yi, who was born in South Korea, is one of the six children that she had with her ex-husband, composer, Andre Previn. Mia confronted her daughter as soon as she returned from Woody’s apartment.
“Soon-Yi was home and I remember saying. ‘I found the pictures,’” Mia added, “And she said, ‘What pictures?’ And I said, ‘The pictures Woody took.’ And she started crying and I started crying and I’m like, ‘No, no, it’s not your fault.’ And she was beside herself.”