Video: Owen Wilson and Wes Anderson Plug Away Without Incident

As a PR move arranged between sister companies Fox Searchlight and MySpace, a lot of noise was made over the past 24 hours for what turned out to be nothing more than a harmless video interview between Wes Anderson and the recovering Owen Wilson for the Darjeeling Limited campaign. Shot in split-screen, with Wes in New York and Owen in Culver City – the video clocks in at just over five minutes.

No tell-all-type bean-spilling from Owen regarding his recent suicide attempt or his recovery – this is merely two old friends joking around and casually plugging their movie. Wes described Darjeeling as “a sleeper” and “the most overtly personal” of his five films. Owen – appearing a tad affected for obvious reasons – said it was his favorite of the pictures that he and Wes have worked together on. Was he sweating out of his shirt?

Owen’s first interview since his release from the hospital was so devoid of revelatory material that the Barbara Walters and Larry Kings of the world have no cause for hurt feelings. Despite that, an article on the ABC News site posted before the interview turned all pouty-mouthed about their exclusion from the party. Correctly assuming the video would amount to “a combination of movie PR, damage control and image reconstruction,” much huffing and puffing was done anyway, essentially over lost opportunities for a scoop coming from a vulnerable celebrity. To which Nikki Finke of Deadline Hollywood scoffs, “ABC News defends the use of journalists for celebrity interviews, claiming the TV newsosaurs have integrity. What b.s.”

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Posted by Ted Zee on October 26th 2007 | Home Page | 5 Comments Subscribe to this site's feed

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  1. Fan Says:

    Anti-depressants: the miracle drug.

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