Woody Allen has revealed he preferred to modify some features of his main character in “Midnight in Paris”, to best suit the style of the actor Owen Wilson.
May 11 the new movie of Woody Allen entitled “Midnight in Paris” was screened in competition at Cannes.
And the New York director has acknowledged that he had made some changes to its main character Gil, played by Owen Wilson, to stick the edge to the actor’s style.
Indeed, Woody Allen told Hollywood Reporter that his hero corresponded more to the men living on the East Coast while Owen Wilson has the typical profile of the West Coast:
“The main role was more a character from the East Coast in the original script. Juliet Taylor, the casting director, had suggested Owen Wilson. I’ve always been one of his fans, but I always thought it was typical for the actor to play someone who lives on the West Coast. I sent him the script and I was very lucky that he accepted. The rewrite happens, and I’m happy do it if I can get an actor like Owen, who has a big personality to play.
Adding that he therefore preferred to rewrite the script: “So I was ready to re-write the script to amend certain traits of his character. I know there are characters that you can never change. That would break the story. But often, it’s easy to adjust things. If you have a character with a big personality, sometimes you have to adjust things. ”