Owen Wilson: Vince Vaughn treated Google campus like Club Med
Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson had a lot of fun filming their upcoming comedy "The Internship" at Google's campus in Mountain View, California.
The two actors talked recently about what it was like filming at the company's headquarters to George Pennacchio of KABC Television, OTRC.com's parent company. Wilson said Vaughn treated the campus like an all-inclusive resort.
"Well, I was just going to say about Vince also that I think it's easy to feel comfortable and happy on the set when you treat the set like it's Club Med," Wilson said, referencing the corporation that has all-inclusive vacation resorts in exotic locations. "I'd show up and this guy would be out playing volleyball with some of the Google people or there he'd be over on the chaise lounge getting a little sun. So yeah, he was really happy. He was really comfortable."
"It is like an all inclusive resort 'cause you don't pay for the food," Vaughn added.
Wilson told Vaughn, "That's what you kept saying, 'Owen! Sandals, right? Here we are.'"
"All I know is when we were here filming, it was the happiest I've ever been," Wilson later added. "This place was great."
Vaughn and Wilson star in the film as Billy and Nick, two salesmen whose careers have been ruined by the rise of the tech industry. The two try to prove they're not obsolete by landing a coveted internship at Google. The salesmen then have to compete with a bevy of tech-savvy college students for a job at the corporation. Vaughn co-wrote the film with director Shawn Levy.
Wilson also told Pennacchio that it's always a little easier for him to do comedy than romance in films. Rose Byrne plays Wilson's love interest in the movie.
"Is it easier to do the romantic stuff or the funny stuff? I always feel a little self-conscious when you have to do the romantic scenes like where you have to do kind of, you know, we're moving in for a kiss and that's always slightly awkward," Wilson said. "But the great thing with Rose, I think like she's from Australia and Australians have a good sense of humor and kind of don't take things too seriously and so with her I was very comfortable doing that stuff."
Aside from the comedy and romance featured in the movie, Vaughn also talked about the positive message the film has about people who can change the course of their stalled careers for the better.
"I think me and Owen share like kind of pride to be optimistic and enjoy stuff, so it's nice to have that kind of spirit in the movie," Vaughn said. "There's something winning I think in life and again, I think why everyone is responding is sometimes things just don't bounce your way."
"Your career goes in a rough spot, your relationship. And it's one thing to look with regret and say, 'I should've or this didn't go well,' but I think there's something winning about someone who says, 'I'm not going to let that affect how I feel. I'm going to try one more time to try to get the things that I want,'" Vaughn added. "I think that's what's fun with these characters is when they come up against adversity or people that try to treat them bad, they choose to kind of try to stay positive and focus on the things that they want and you know, I think that's an important thing in life."
"Too many times people can say, 'Well it's too late.' I really think you can get those years back," Vaughn said. "I feel like once you -- it's okay to say I can do things in a better way than I used to and I can start today."
"The Internship" hits theaters on Friday, June 7.
Reporting by George Pennacchio of KABC Television, which produces the entertainment show "On The Red Carpet" (check for local TV listings).