After ‘Wedding Crashers,’ Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn hit Google
BY CINDY PEARLMAN June 2, 2013 9:45PM
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It’s hard to believe, but Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn have grown up. Sort of.
“Now things are much different,” says Wilson. “Vince has a baby daughter. I have a son. We’re parents.”
In the next moment, Vaughn could wax on about the beauty of having children. Instead, he goes another route.
“Now, we have an upcoming audience to look at our pictures,” he says.
The two probably won’t bring their toddlers to “The Internship” (opening Friday), which reunites the stars of “The Wedding Crashers” in their first big-screen outing together since that 2005 hit.
Why get back together?
“Mortgages,” Vaughn jokes.
Vaughn, a native of Lake Forest who lives in Chicago, says Hollywood has been begging the two to reunite for years, “but we had to wait for a good idea. It couldn’t just be about us being together.”
Wilson says, “Having worked together, you can be honest and say if something sucks. You don’t just say, ‘Hey, it sucks.’ You just know if the other person likes it or doesn’t like it.”
“Like all real friends, you know,” Vaughn says. “But it’s fun to throw out the other person’s bad ideas in front of other people. You go, ‘Isn’t Wilson’s idea stupid?’ Of course, just kidding.”
The salesmen they play decide to take internships at Google, where they have to go up against younger, hungrier, tech-savvier colleagues for future employment.
In another Vaughn project, he collaborated with his sister Valeri Vaughn on a documentary that just debuted on Netflix. “The Art of Conflict: The Murals of Northern Ireland” explores street art and murals that tell the story behind the troubled times between Nationalist and Unionist communities in Northern Ireland.
“The art came out of conflict and it was really spectacular art,” says Vaughn, an Irish American. “It was about remembering events or points of view. I thought, ‘This came out of very tough situations which caused a lot of pain and hurt on both sides.’ But the art was used to unify a neighborhood and get ideas across.”
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