‘Hansel’ Meets the Real Prime Minister of Malaysia
Life imitated art when actor Owen Wilson was able to recreate an encounter from the seminal Frat Pack film Zoolander. The actor was in Kuala Lampur for the Sapura and Kencana Red Ribbon GP Ball 2012 and met Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, according to reports. Later, Ben Stiller tweeted the photo of the actor and the politico, though it is unclear if Stiller actually attended the ceremony or not.
In Zoolander, a vast conspiracy is led by designer Mugatu (Will Ferrell) to keep prices on clothing down by securing cheap Malaysian labor. Derek Zoolander (Stiller) is brainwashed to assassinate the prime minister but is helped by former rival and new friend Hansel(Wilson).
The ceremony this was not without it’s own controvery, when the MC introduced the Wilson as “my favorite actor, Owen Williams.” Wilson was in attendance to push Midnight in Paris at the ceremony attended by fellow Midnight in Paris actor Adrien Brody and others including Camilla Belle and Leona Lewis.