Straight from Cannes, "Midnight in Paris" hits Los Angeles

Actors Michael Sheen and Owen Wilson arrive at premiere of Sony Pictures Classics' "Midnight In Paris" on May 18, 2011, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

(CBS) Fresh from their showing at the Cannes Film Festival, a few of the stars of Woody Allen's "Midnight in Paris" walked the red carpet in Beverly Hills for the film's Los Angeles premiere.

Owen Wilson was in attendance, as was British actor Michael Sheen.

Pictures: "Midnight in Paris" in NYC and LA
Pictures: The premiere at Cannes

"There was the experience of shooting the movie in Paris, which was great," Wilson told CBSNews.com's Scott Edward of making the movie. "And the way Woody shoots - he moves very quick, so it's not these draining 16-hour days. You get a chance to sort of be very organized, and you go into work and then you have time to enjoy the city."

"But also, just the locations we were filming at were great - these sort of iconic Parisian haunts," he continued.

Sheen said he had to work to contain his excitement at working with the famed director.

"I never thought that I would end up making a film with him, so it was a real privilege. Very exciting. You have to kind of quiet the voice that's in the back of your head going, 'I'm in a Woody Allen film! Right now! We're making a scene with Woody Allen!'"

The film also stars Rachel McAdams, Marion Contillard, Adrien Brody and Alison Pill. French first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy has a cameo in the film as well, as a museum guide.

The film opens in New York and Los Angeles on Friday.

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  • Jessica Derschowitz

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