Once upon a time, they killed it in Wedding Crashers, but now Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn are reunited as couple of ol' joes trying to restart their careers as interns at Google in this summer's The Internship
Wilson broke out in 1994 while starring and co-writing in fellow Texan Wes Anderson’s Bottle Rocket. He and Anderson went onto collaborate again in The Royal Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou, The Darjeeling Limited and Fantastic Mr. Fox.
We caught up with Wilson at the premiere of The Internship and he showed us his very, very cool T-shirt.
What a great shirt!
“Sometimes you can wear a shirt that people can be like, ‘Oh, have you been working out?’ And it’s just because it’s like, a T-shirt that fits you. Or you can wear this and people are like, ‘Oh, okay.’ It just goes to show you can look in the mirror and sometimes fool yourself, because obviously I wouldn’t have gone out if I thought I looked like that. But, I must have looked in the mirror and been like, 'This looks pretty good.' Sometimes you see people when you go out and are like, ‘Look at that person!’ and think that they must have looked in the mirror and went, ‘Okay, this looks good, I'm going out.”
Do you sing along in the car like you did in the movie?
“It depends on what’s playing. I can get into The Eagles or Guns ’n Roses, but I don’t have a good voice. And, you would never catch me singing if you were riding with me, but if I'm by myself , or if the music is loud enough where you can’t hear my voice, I'll sing underneath it. If my kid is in the car, I might sing to try to make him laugh."
What does it mean to you to work with Vince again?
“We were exhausted when we finished Wedding Crashers, because we worked really hard and we were always kind of pushing each other to try and make the scenes as funny as possible. It was nice when the movie came out and people responded to it. It was just nice to work with somebody who's a friend, someone you can have some good laughs with, and someone who inspires you to do good stuff."
What's the last thing you Googled?
“I Google ESPN a lot to check the scores, and I like to find some kind of news item. It’s almost like a personal thing, Googling. I think it’s a slight invasion of privacy to Google somebody before you went out with them, but I realize now that people do that — they do Google you. But, I would still feel that it’s like — if we were going to go out for a drink and I was like let me Google this girl, it would be kind of creepy, like you shouldn’t be doing that. But I guess in this day and age you're supposed to do that."
Have you ever had a date where you were an asshole like the one you play in the movie?
“Hopefully I would have fallen more into the jerk category that a-hole one. I don’t really have that side to me. I find it hard to be mean to somebody, so I couldn’t do that. I'm sure there've been times where I have been unintentionally thoughtless or somebody perceived me as dumb, but I can’t imagine doing something mean.”
What did you like the most about Paris when you made Midnight In Paris?
“When I was making the movie, I was thinking like, "Gosh, wouldn’t it be great if this movie did well?" I felt like I would always be welcomed in Paris — I would be like an honorary citizen if it did well. And, then the movie got good reception, and you know what? I hadn’t been back until about a month ago. It was nice going back. You see people that are like, "We saw the movie!" and others who are like, "We're here because we saw the movie!" At the hotel that where we filmed, they always have the movie on loop, so you encounter people that are almost irritated by it, like, ‘Jesus, you again?! We have been watching you non-stop, we can’t get away from you!”
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