Life imitated art Andie MacDowell on set hard daywhich was released 30 years ago, on February 12, 1993.
Just as her Pittsburgh-based news producer, Rita Hanson, eventually fell in love with the time-ring magic of cynical weatherman Phil Connors while he was stuck on the same groundhog day in Punxsutawney, McDowell was also infatuated with her incomparable co-star, Bill Murray.
“I’ll tell you the funny thing about Bill, you don’t know what to expect with him. He’s one of a kind.” person,” MacDowell told Yahoo Entertainment during a 2019 role call interview (Watch above, with hard day starting at 3:30). “he until far away creative. Fresh. Every time he does a scene, it’s new, it’s new, and he adds some nuance to it. Off camera, he’s just as weird, maybe even weirder. Because it’s just being him.”
Murray’s bizarre stories abound From here to the farthest corners of the internetand MacDowell has a little to share from their time working together.
“People would come from all over to see him,” she recalls. “And on Friday nights he’d say, ‘I’m sorry, guys. I don’t do autographs on Friday. And it doesn’t matter where they come from. But the funny thing is how he’ll say it, people accepted it. They weren’t mad at him. No one got angry or said ugly things to him.'” .
There was another time Murray and McDowell were filming a scene in the car together when Murray stepped on the gas and pulled them both off the set.
“He just took off,” she says. And I was like, ‘What are you doing?’ Where are we going, Bill? Then he said, “Oh, I thought we were going on tour.” So we just left [for] About 10, 15 minutes.”
hard day Currently streaming on AMC+.
This story was originally published on February 2, 2022.
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