Owen Wil­son “I Can’t Imag­ine Do­ing Some­thing Mean!”

Cosmopolitan (India) - - QUIZ -

Play­ing a trainee Google em­ployee in his lat­est com­edy The In­tern­ship has given this funny ac­tor the per­fect plat­form to ex­pose the way peo­ple have fallen vic­tim to mod­ern tech­nol­ogy. Here, Owen talks about his new re­lease and his own per­sonal strug­gle with tech­nol­ogy—es­pe­cially when it comes to dat­ing.

Cosmo: What is it that keeps peo­ple want­ing to see com­edy on screen?

Owen Wil­son: “Peo­ple love to laugh. I re­mem­ber see­ing some­thing about peo­ple fill­ing out a ques­tion­naire about them­selves and the one char­ac­ter­is­tic that ev­ery­one gave them­selves credit for was a sense of hu­mour.”

C: Do you Google and what is the last thing you Googled?

OW: “Yeah, I Google ESPN to check the scores and some kind of news. It’s like a per­sonal thing. Like, I would think it’s a slight in­va­sion of pri­vacy to Google some­body be­fore you went out with them. But now I re­alise that peo­ple do that. I would still feel that if we were go­ing to go out for a drink and I was like, ‘Let me Google this girl’, it would be kind of creepy.”

C: Have you ever had a date where you were an a**hole, like in the movie?

OW: “I don’t re­ally have that side to me where I would find it easy to be mean to some­body, so I couldn’t do that. But I am sure there have been times un­in­ten­tion­ally where I have been thought­less or some­body has per­ceived some­thing of me, but I can’t imag­ine do­ing some­thing mean.”

C: The movie is about sec­ond chances... did you ever hap­pen to be in the same sit­u­a­tion?

OW: “Yeah. I think ev­ery­body needs sec­ond chances be­cause no­body is per­fect. You are al­ways go­ing to be mak­ing mis­takes. There aren’t many peo­ple who get to do one thing and then start some­thing a lit­tle bit later in life and be suc­cess­ful, and feel glad about it. I haven’t had that chance be­cause I man­aged to do okay in this, but maybe at some point it would be fun to try some­thing else. I have fun do­ing what I am do­ing.”

C: What does it mean to you to work again with Vince Vaugnn?

OW: “It was nice to work with some­one who is a friend and sort of be in­spired to try to do good stuff.”

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