Working on ‘Marry Me’ was a relaxing experience, says Owen Wilson
Hollywood star Owen Wilson says he didn’t have to worry about anything while working on the upcoming ‘Marry Me’ movie as his co-star Jennifer Lopez handled all the responsibilities well.
The 53-year-old actor reunites with Lopez in the romantic musical ‘Marry Me’ after their 1997 adventure horror film ‘Anaconda’.
Directed by Kat Coiro, the new film stars Lopez as musical superstar Kat Valdez and Owen Wilson as Charlie Gilbert, a math teacher.
Kat chooses to marry Charlie during a stage show after discovering that her fiancé Bastian, played by global Latin music star Maluma in his acting debut, cheated on her and the video went viral on the social networks.
”Working with Jen has been very relaxing. She takes on so much responsibility. It was like I didn’t have to worry about anything. She and Elaine, (Goldsmith-Thomas) the producer, had to bear the brunt of the stress. The cast was on point. It was a relaxing movie for me because I didn’t worry about anything. I felt it worked no matter what we did,” said Wilson, known for films like ‘Midnight in Paris’, ‘Starsky & Hutch’ and ‘Marley and Me’.
The actor was speaking during the virtual press conference for Los Angeles’ ‘Marry Me’.
Describing his character as “a regular guy”, Wilson said that even though the film is about the attraction of opposites, there has to be some similarity between two people in order to bond.
“Opposites attract to a certain extent. But there has to be some sort of overlapping spirit for this attraction to work. Either in the humor, or in the way you look at the world, or in what interests you, or in the sense of adventure.” The actor said he did not study acting but that he had always loved movies.
”I liked to write. Believing that I could have a career doing something creative that was a leap of faith,” he added.
Maluma, known for his hit songs like ”Chantaje” and ”Sin Contrato”, said he got his ”perfect” movie debut from ”Marry Me”.
”I was nervous because it’s my first film. I didn’t know what was going to happen. Jennifer was like ‘Yo, let’s do this. You will kill him. She gave me lots of advice. Also, Owen was there for me for the first scene we shot together. I had to yell at him and say bad things to him. At the end of the scene, he said, “Yo man, I felt that game,” the 28-year-old singer said.
Maluma said more than the movie, he wanted to be part of the ‘Marry Me’ soundtrack alongside Lopez, who also produced the movie.
“I first wanted to be a footballer when I was 16. I quit football because I fell in love with the art of music. When I first went to the studio, I fell in love with it. I knew I wanted to do this for the rest of my life.” He also wanted to showcase Latin culture in ”Marry Me” because a lot of people in Latin America are going to feel attached to the film, he said. he declares. .
”We are proud of our culture, we can also go to the big screen. I would like to do more films. I look forward to new paths,” he added.
John Bradley, Chloe Colman and Sarah Silverman also round out the cast of “Marry Me,” which hits theaters February 11.
The film is presented by Universal Pictures in association with Perfect World Pictures and is a Nuyorican and Kung Fu Monkey production.
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