It’s hard to imagine a celebrity on the level of Owen Wilson being starstruck or intimidated by anyone in Hollywood, but that’s exactly how the actor felt in the days leading up to working with Jen Aniston on their film Marley & Me.
"I felt extra pressure that we got along," he explains in an interview with USA Today. "I had so many friends that had worked with Jen, and everybody has said the same thing, how much they loved working with her. I didn’t want to be the one guy she hates!"
However, says Jen, her funnyman co-star had no reason to worry. "It was an instant ease when we met and started rehearsing," she says. "Sometimes you actually really like the person you are having good chemistry with. We lucked out."
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One thing that Jen is hoping to get out of the high-profile romantic comedy is a bit of a holiday from the headlines about her personal life, whether it’s her former husband Brad Pitt or current beau John Mayer.
"I also haven’t had a movie in a long time," she explains. "so hopefully this is going to create something else to talk about and realize that I have a job, and I’m an actress."
The former Friends star confesses that the constant attention is really wearing on her. "I am honestly getting sick of it, and I feel like telling people, ‘You know what? It’s none of your [expletive] business.’"
Marley & Me opens Christmas day.