After the shocking alleged life ending attempt a little over a week ago by the Wedding Crashers star, Owen Wilson continues to be in the hospital for recovery. But the great news is that he seems to be coming along very well. He reportedly (per his Darjeeling director) is even making people laugh besides his own difficulties.
Director comments source: AP Entertainment
Obviously he has been through a lot this week," said Wes Anderson, who directed Wilson in "The Darjeeling Limited," one of the films in competition for the Venice Film Festival's top award. "I can tell you he has been doing very well, he has been making us laugh," Anderson told a news conference to promote the film. "When he is ready he's going to speak for himself much better than any of us could," and ended by asking the public to continue to respect 38 year old Wilson's privacy.
The ironic thing about Wilson's role in "The Darjeeling Limited" is that he plays a a distraught man, bandaged throughout the film, who other characters imply has attempted suicide. Stranger than fiction. Wilson plays one of three brothers who haven't spoken to each other in a year and ride a train across to India in order to find each other and themselves again. Acclaimed actor, Adrien Brody, who also plays a brother in the film was supportive of Owen by saying that he was, "Mischievous" in a good way and felt that it would be a brotherly thing. The film seems to have an all star cast including, Jason Schwartzman, Anjelica Huston and Bill Murray. The stories surrounding Wilson surely gives the film more press and publicity.
Wilson did drop out of the Ben Stiller movie already in production in Hawaii, Tropic Thunder, after his hospitalization.