“If I can get a laugh out of him, I feel I’m really at the top of my game,” the star of the upcoming film The Masterpiece, 35, tells PEOPLE. “He doesn’t give it up so easily!”
A bit of physical comedy usually does the trick.
“It’s sort of back to basics with him,” says Wilson. “I did do a little clown work in this bouncy house he was crawling around in. I did some pratfalls, and that seemed to get him — not for long — but I thought, ‘I still got it.’ ”