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Owen Wilson in a production still from Meet The Parents with Robert DeNiro. - Provided courtesy of Universal Studios

Owen Wilson admits he was shocked when he saw Robert De Niro while filming 'Meet the Parents'

12/18/2010 by Kristina Lopez

Owen Wilson has costarred with some major Hollywood stars including Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Anniston and Eddie Murphy, but when it came time to meet Robert De Niro while shooting "Meet the Parents", the actors says he was left speechless.

"I have a strong memory of the first time I was in the scene with De Niro," Wilson told "Access Hollywood" during the premiere of "Little Fockers" in New York on Wednesday. "I'm taking [the family] to my house, and showing this like great big house I have and I turn to talk about the house. I see De Niro's face," he says, "it was the whole cast, but I just kind of froze up when I saw De Niro, and Ben [Stiller] started laughing 'cause he could see what was happening."

Wilson adds, "None of my lines came out -- it was just gibberish. I was like -- I had to steel myself for the next takes and [tell myself], 'You've gotta get it together or you'll get fired!'"

Eventually, Wilson composed himself and went on to have cameos in the "Meet the Parents" follow-up films "Meet the Fockers" and "Little Fockers", which hits theaters on December 22.

Wilson, who frequently collaborates with "Fockers" star Ben Stiller, recently told Entertainment Weekly, that he's read the script for another Stiller film, "Zoolander 2."

"The script is still being tweaked," the actor said. "Ben [Stiller] and Justin Theroux have a script and it seems really funny. They are still working on it though."

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