We learned last week that Lily Collins is now the face of Cartier’s Clash Unlimited Collection. What I want to know is how many times does her contract require Charlie McDowell to accompany her on the red carpet? He doesn’t look particularly comfortable there. He almost looks to be photobombing.
McDowell, is the son of Mary Steenburgen and Malcolm McDowell. He’s a director, but I know him best from his amusing Instagram account, where he frequently pretends that Andie MacDowell is his mother, rather than Steenburgen and has used photoshop and assistance from Andie herself, to continue the longstanding joke, much to his actual mother’s chagrin/pleasure.
I’ve also followed McDowell’s profound grief over the loss of his beloved dog Marvin. He and Lily have a new pup now, but Marvin left an indelible mark. McDowell even wondered if it was safe to sage his new home without risk of erasing Marvin’s spirit. His mother (Mary, not Andie) assured him he could.
With that sense of humor, the first thought I had when I read that Lily Collins (daughter of Phil) was engaged to Charlie was how many Sussudio jokes would Charlie make as part of the wedding toast? If there’s anyone who could hilariously question those lyrics, it would be McDowell.
Cartier announced Lily Collins as the face of its [Un]limited Clash jewelry collection and the minimalist Double C bag, last week. Collins’ representation of the classic Cartier brand is supposed to be avant garde, rather than traditional.
If the red carpet does not suit them as a duo, Collins and McDowell will collaborate on another front. He will be directing her in Gilded Rage, a film produced by Jake Gyllenhaal about the 2015 murder of investment banker Thomas Gilbert Sr., whose death was originally believed to be a suicide until an investigation proved that his own son killed him. Bill Skarsgard will play the son and Christoph Waltz the father.