Owen Wilson on Shakespeare & Co.

Monday, June 20, 2011

I will hopefully be posting a review later today (after my test, which I'm supposed to be studying for right now) but when I saw this quote in Shelf Awareness I couldn't resist posting it here. Here is Owen Wilson's take on Shakespeare & Co., a location featured in his new movie Midnight in Paris directed by Woody Allen (which I can't wait to see!):

Owen Wilson, star of Woody Allen's new movie, Midnight in Paris, has apparently fallen not only for the City of Light but also for Shakespeare & Co., which appears in the movie.

Wilson told contactmusic.com: "I love Shakespeare & Company, which is the best bookstore in the world. I met the guy who owns it and he's, like, 97. People sleep there and I would love to have been a college student and gotten a job there and been able to sleep at the bookstore and look at these little sort of nooks all around.

"I was a good reader as a kid and an English major. Now it seems all I read is World War II-type books, so I made a New Year's resolution to try and read 10 classics. Now I'm reading Lolita, which I actually picked up in Paris at the Shakespeare & Company in paperback. It's pretty scandalous."

Yay for literate celebrities.


  1. This is awesome. I heart Owen Wilson AND Woody Allen. But I especially heart when celebs share what they are reading. Why is there not a blog for that?!

  2. How interesting! Thanks for sharing:)

  3. Aww, that's awesome. Owen Wilson just got a little bit cooler.

  4. I have a new found respect for Owen Wilson!

  5. I already had a thing for Owen Wilson and now i find myself liking him even more! I had no idea that he was a fellow English major or that he had a love of books. That's awesome to know.

  6. @christina - that would be an AWESOME blog!

    @Pepca - Thanks for stopping by!

    @Sarah - I know. I always think of him as this goofy party animal (probably because the first movie I saw with him was Zoolander...) but looks like he has a brain behind that nose!

    @Brenna - I know seriously! I can't wait to see this movie.

    @Jennifer - It definitely makes me want to go see this movie!


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