As many of you should know by now, your fearless leader was at Cinemacon in Vegas a few weeks ago. I had a chance to participate in the Green Room activities where I talked with this summer’s biggest stars in the business including Morgan Freeman, Harrison Ford, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Melissa McCarthy and more! Due to eye surgery I’m a late in posting some of these, but watch this space over the next few days! First up we have Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson! You’ll notice I asked most of the questions! They talked about their experience with Google, if there would be a Wedding Crashers 2 and how the heck could they win a Cinemacon award for Comedy Duo of the Year when they didn’t have a movie – although, technically the award is for THIS year. Check out the video and transcript.
How did you guys get this award (Cinemacon’s Comedy Duo of the Year) when you didn’t have a movie out last year?
There was a little movie out called The Wedding Crashers. That some of you might have seen, that still has a lot of power.
Can you talk a little about Google’s involvement?
I remember when Vince had this idea and was working on it; he set it up for us to go to Google. It seemed like a place I would never be able to work at. You really need to have a lot of self-discipline to work at a place like that. It seems like having one of those classes where you create your own curriculum.
Google was great. I thought the concept of the film; I unfortunately know a lot of people who was losing their job and the jobs that they were losing were no longer in demand. At the same time I was watching the news and they showed Google employees getting high salaries, playing Quidditch, eating free food and taking naps. The process was to think of two guys who hit the wall but still had some hope that things would get better, that they’ll not just have a job, but a career. The people at Google were really great to work with. They had a good sense of humor about themselves. It was a lot of fun getting to go up there.
Owen, loved Midnight In Paris, can you talk a bit about how you got that part and what it was like working with Woody Allen?
I got a handwritten note asking if I would be interested and saying it would shoot in Paris. I did not meet with him or talk to him until 3 days before shooting. We (he and Director Woody Allen) really didn’t talk that much. He’s a very polite and gentle guy.
Now that you two are back together, will we see a Wedding Crashers 2 anytime soon?
Well, you never know.
After Crashers, a lot of people came up to us and there never seemed to be any real need for a sequel, people just wanted to see us get back together. We’re really happy with this one. There are no current plans for a Wedding Crashers 2.
Who do you consider the best Comic Duo in movie history.
I don’t want to argue with the voters for this. But for me Robert Redford/Paul Newman were always the gold standard.