And, of course, she has a reputation—she can be very intimidating—but that day she was just smiling and laughing.
That was my first time meeting her, and she seemed like she was having a great time. PICCIOLI: Now, our first real question, maybe the most complex: Why did you become an actor?
Hansel is so cuddly a character that even the high guard of fashion, whom the movie is most directly lampooning, loves him to pieces. I remember showing up at Place Vendôme and doing the fitting and seeing the pajamas that I was going to wear—which I like very much—and seeing Ben arrive kind of in disguise.
And, after Wilson and Stiller made a surprise appearance in the Valentino runway show in March, who doesn't? And, of course, we didn't know what the reception was going to be when we walked out on the runway, but it felt like we were in a rock band. It was a nice way to begin , with that kind of reception. PICCIOLI: It was a moment when everyone shared fame's energy.
As Wilson readied for the release of this month, he spoke with Valentino designers Pierpaolo Piccioli and Maria Grazia Chiuri about dropping into Paris Fashion Week for their show, living in Rome, and the art of cinema. It was a moment of freedom in fashion—you could watch and not take everything so seriously.
Wilson's Wilsonness has proven to be amazingly elastic, pairing well with the Jackie Chans and Eddie Murphys of the buddy-comedy world and stretching its way from traditional fare, like (2001).And then, in working on the screenplay, he wanted my brother, Luke, and me to act in this thing.