10/15/2007 at 01:00 AM EDT
He's Hollywood royalty (mom: Talia Shire; uncle: Francis Ford Coppola; cousins: Nicolas Cage and Sofia Coppola), but Jason Schwartzman, 27, is making his own way as cowriter and costar of The Darjeeling Limited
alongside Owen Wilson
and Adrien Brody.
DID YOU EVER GO ON EXOTIC FAMILY TRIPS? We went to Venice when I was 3. I just remember being naked with a hat on. And I was just at the Venice Film Festival thinking, "God, last time I was here, I was wearing my birthday suit."
BACK THEN, DID YOU REALIZE YOUR MOM WAS FAMOUS? People would make a big deal about her and it was actually exciting for me. She was thankful but she's private. I'd say, "They love you!" and she'd be like, "I just want to be alone with you. We're having dinner!"
HOW WAS WORKING WITH OWEN AND ADRIEN? We were like brothers. After a long day's work there'd be a knock at my door, and it'd be Owen. He'd just come in and hang out and then the two of us would go to [director Wes Anderson's] room and hang out in there. We always preferred to be together.
YOU MUST MISS HIM. If he was here right now he'd be way funnier than me! You'll meet him at some point. And when you do, you'll love him.