Rockwell and Olivia Wilde attend the premiere of Universal Pictures ‘Cowboys & Aliens’ premiere at Comic-Con.
Where:San Diego Civic Theatre, San Diego, Calif.
When: Saturday night
Not stirred or shaken: Daniel Craig is the strong silent type in the film as an Old West outlaw who wakes up from an alien abduction with amnesia and an intergalactic weapon strapped to his wrist. And he’s the same way off screen. His wedded bliss with Rachel Weisz after marrying her on the sly? “Lovely,” he replied curtly. He was a smidge more revealing when it came to talking about the James Bond movie his third beginning filming in September. “I am very much looking forward to the character.” His Cowboys co-star Ana de la Reguera confirmed he gives off that 007 vibe all the time. “He has this macho, sophisticated feeling, and I love that about him.”
Han not solo: Fans in the bleachers erupted in cheers when Harrison Ford arrived on the scene not surprising considering his iconic turns in Star Wars and the Indiana Jones films. Is he at home at Comic-Con? “I don’t feel at home at all!” he said, laughing. “But I’m grateful for that support and I appreciate it.” After press interviews, the actor – who plays the town’s take-no-guff leader in Cowboys – met up with wife Calista Flockhart on the red carpet for a photo call.
Santa Damon: Lindelof was in town at the convention to also promote Prometheus, the mysterious sci-fi movie penned by him and directed by Ridley Scott. He didn’t give away any clues, unfortunately. “You don’t want to tell your kid what they’re getting on Christmas in the middle of the summer,” he said. Of course, being also the co-creator of Lost, keeping secrets is old hat. “Why does that keep happening to me?! It would be a huge relief for me to finally do something that I can just say, ‘This is exactly what it is.’ Cowboys & Aliens is one of those projects. There’s no need to really keep any secrets. There’s cowboys. There’s aliens. They’re not getting along.”
Comic-Con newbie: The weekend marked de la Reguera’s first time at San Diego’s annual geek fest, and she loved “watching all these guys dressed in the streets, seeing naked people or with blood or these crazy outfits.” Who would the Mexican actress dress as? “Invisible Woman, for sure.”
Rugged pair:Adam Beach, who plays Ford’ right-hand man in Cowboys & Aliens, is Native American “so I’ve always played the Indian,” he said. But growing up, when playing “Cowboys and Indians,” he would always be a cowboy. “Cowboys have got a cool walk, they’re rugged. When they spit, it’s like spitting acid on the ground.” Walton Goggins also had a chance to revisit the genre on a break from his day job on the faux-Western FX series Justified. “I’m just happy that I have a face that can look like a cowboy if I need to,” he said.
Legend in a new town: Keith Carradine grew up on Westerns, and his first movie role was as a cowboy in 1971′s McCabe & Mrs. Miller. “That’s my generation,” he said. Lately, though, he headed east specifically to Prague to film the ABC TV series Missing with Ashley Judd. His favorite things about the city: “The ambiance, the ethos of the people, the architecture. It’s exquisite and a wonderful example of that old-world style.”