Toronto 2012: Terrence Malick's Wife Makes Bizarre Statement About 9/11 on Eve of Anniversary

The Hollywood Reporter

TORONTO -- Many people were left scratching their heads Monday night at the North American premiere of Terrence Malick's sixth feature film, To the Wonder -- and not only after the hard-to-decipher film started playing.

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Malick is a notorious recluse, so it was not surprising that he was not present for the premiere. But his third and current wife, Alexandra Wallace, was, and she introduced it in a most bizarre way: "My husband sends salutes to the men and hugs to the women. We love Canada, and, in fact, we thought about becoming Canadian citizens after 9/11. We have much to learn from you."

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Wallace's statement came on the eve of the 11th anniversary of the attacks of September 11, 2001.