September 1, 2014
Owen Wilson is doing well as he recovers from an apparent suicide attempt, and is even making colleagues laugh, the director of his latest film said today.
Wes Anderson, who directed Wilson in "The Darjeeling Limited," one of the films in competition for the Venice Film Festival's top award said the actor has been doing very well and making him and others laugh.
Wilson and Anderson have worked together for more than a decade, in pictures including "The Royal Tenenbaums."
The 38-year-old Wilson was taken by ambulance to a hospital last week after police responded to a call about a suicide attempt at his Santa Monica home.
The day after he was hospitalized, he issued a statement asking for privacy so he could "receive care and heal."
In "Darjeeling," Wilson plays a distraught man - bandaged throughout the film - who other characters imply has attempted suicide.