Friday, October 5, 2007

Owen Makes First Public Appearance Since Suicide Attempt

Owen Wilson made a public appearance Thursday night briefly showing up at the Los Angeles premiere of his movie, The Darjeeling Limited. Owen sidestepped the red carpet and entered the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences' Samuel Goldwyn Theatre through a private entrance, surprising the audience by joining costars Jason Schwartzman, Natalie Portman and Anjelica Huston onstage. Shown a very warm welcome back into the spotlight, Owen was introduced by director Wes Anderson as "my best friend," and the audience erupted into applause. Added Anderson: "I've never made a movie without him. and I hope I never have to." Onstage, Owen looked healthy and confident in a dark suit and white button-down shirt.

It is Owen's first major appearance since being hospitalized in August after what police called a suicide attempt. As the cast left the stage for the film's presentation, Owen was embraced by producer/writer Roman Coppola and then Huston, who shared her support by telling PEOPLE what a "cool guy" Owen is. "I have to say, I have a crush on Owen." Huston said before Owen (who also costarred with her in Anderson's 2001 The Royal Tenenbaums) joined her for a few moments in the front row. He then exited the theater. "Owen is doing very well and he is with us tonight, and I love him," Owen’s Darjeeling costar, Schwartzman, told PEOPLE on the red carpet.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Just do it already!