Owen Wilson was on MySpace last night being interviewed by his friend/director Wes Anderson. The two stuck to speaking about their latest film together “The Darjeeling Limited”, and no mention was made of what’s been going on with Owen. As you may recall, he allegedly attempted suicide recently. So this wasn’t one of those Dr. Phil gigs. I bet the sordid tale will be saved for a Vanity Fair profile or something. You know how these things work. No one of that celebrity caliber is going to waste the details of his suicide attempt on the Internet. Snob.
As far as his appearance Friday, the bearded blonde looked as healthy, relaxed and charmingly disheveled as ever, but the comments about the personal nature of the film were as deep as anyone delved.
On a more personal note, Wilson said that The Darjeeling Limited may be his favorite of all of their films, and of course Anderson asks why that is.
“Because…I just like the themes it’s exploring,” Wilson explained, “in the way my character says, ‘I want us to become brothers again, like we used to be.’ I really like that line and it means a lot to me. There’s a lot of stuff like that in this movie that has that feeling. There’s stuff that feels exhilarating.”
“This to me feels like the most personal one for all of us, like the most overtly personal,” Anderson agreed.
Wilson’s character spends the movie with his head wrapped in bandages due to injuries sustained in what might have been a deliberate car crash. I totally get it. Who the hell wants to talk about cutting up on themselves on MySpace? Damn, right above that ever present picture of Ted or whatever his name is? Cheesy.