Sunday, October 4, 2009

Clive Owen: Liverpool Fan

The Children of Men and Duplicity star is a Liverpool fanatic and wouldn't mind running a soccer team at some stage in his life:

Owen does not dream of being a soccer player, or a sportswriter (“A guy who writes the games up—it’s just one guy’s take”); but a manager, that’s tempting. “To be involved in the high end of footballing in any capacity, and spend your life going to amazing games, would be incredible,” he said. In Namibia, while shooting “Beyond Borders,” Owen caught a Liverpool game on a TV in the middle of the desert (“They managed to get a wire out to my tent, so we had cable”); in Milan, for “Duplicity,” he squeezed in an Inter Milan Champions League game, and afterward, in the locker room, met Zlatan Ibrahimović, who gave him his jersey. In Thailand (for “Beyond Borders” again), Owen’s driver turned out to be a Man U supporter. “He couldn’t afford cable,” Owen said. “In Thailand, soccer games air at 3 or 4 A.M., but I let him come to my place and watch the games. I said, ‘You can watch it, but don’t wake me up.’”