Woody Allen says in a revealing interview that he has made wife Soon-Yi Previn's life better and the controversy that surrounded the couple in the 1990s hasn't traumatized him.

Director Woody Allen (L) and Soon Yi Previn attend Film Independent's 2012 Los Angeles Film Festival Premiere Of Sony Pictures Classics' "To Rome With Love" at Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE Stadium 14 on June 14, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Allen tells The Hollywood Reporter in an interview posted online Wednesday that the 45-year-old Previn had a difficult upbringing in South Korea before being adopted by Allen's former girlfriend Mia Farrow. Allen says he has "been able to really make her life better" by providing her with "enormous opportunities." He tells the magazine that she's "very sophisticated" now and has "become a different person."

The 80-year-old director adds that he stayed "immune" from the criticism surrounding the beginning of their relationship by continuing to work.

Allen's latest film, "Cafe Society," is set to open at France's Cannes International Film Festival later this month.

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