Owen Wilson talks 'Midnight in Paris'
Michael Sheen talks 'Midnight in Paris'
Owen Wilson moving to Paris after Woody Allen flick?
05/21/2011 by Olivia Allin
Owen Wilson spent several months in Paris, filming his new Woody Allen film, "Midnight in Paris" and was so taken with the city, that he's considering a move. "I just loved living in Paris," Wilson told Chris Balish of OnTheRedCarpet.com. "I could see myself living there one day. It's a great city." "Midnight in Paris" tells the tale of an engaged couple, who travel to Paris. While in Paris, blocked writer Gil (Owen Wilson) retreats from his fiancée (Rachel McAdams) and her parents and he is drawn into a mysterious adventure in an era he's romanticized, while McAdams gets charmed by the repugnant intellectual Paul (Sheen). "Well I think that we're sort of trying to hide the twist in the movie, but the movie's called 'Midnight in Paris,' obviously and at midnight I sort of, something happens," Wilson told OnTheRedCarpet.com. "It's not like the 'Sixth Sense' type of secret, but there is a kind of fantastical element to the movie. I'm in Paris with my fiancé, played by Rachel McAdams and I don't quite get along with her parents and at night I just kind of go wandering off and I meet a whole new group of people and some of these people are people I've always idolized, in real life too, so it was fun to play those scenes." In the film, the actor got the Woody Allen treatment, turning the charismatic blonde into an introverted dreamer. But Wilson says that the message of the film is to stay in the present rather than escape to another world. "I think the message of it is that you can sort of fall into a trap of that sort of nostalgic thinking of 'Gosh, wouldn't it have been great to live in this period' and the truth is that there are problems in every period," Wilson said. "So you're better off just trying to make the present as good as possible." Wilson was impressed by Allen, who has made classics like "Annie Hall," "Manhattan" and "Sweet and Lowdown." "Just his output is so prolific," Wilson said of Allen. "I think that he's probably made ten really great movies and another ten really good movies, so just the idea that you're 75 and still, just finished this movie, heading to Rome to do another movie, it's pretty impressive." Allen is looking to direct and star in his upcoming Rome-based film, "Bop Decameron" with actor Roberto Benigni, who is best known for his Oscar-winning role in "Life is Beautiful." The director recently claimed, "I never considered myself an artist." Wilson is best known for his roles in "Wedding Crashers," "Zoolander" and Wes Anderson films like "The Royal Tenenbaums" and "Rushmore," both of which he co-wrote. In January, he welcomed a son with girlfriend Jade Duell. McAdams is known for her roles in films such as Mean Girls and Sherlock Holmes. A 2011 sequel to the hit film that starred Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law as the British sleuth is in the works, although McAdams' return as Irene Adler has not been confirmed officially. McAdams famously dated "The Notebook" co-star Ryan Gosling and actor Josh Lucas. "Midnight in Paris" opens with a limited theater release on May 20. Watch a trailer for the film below. Additional reporting by Chris Balish, co-host of KABC Television's entertainment show "On The Red Carpet" (check for local TV listings).
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