And you thought you had already read this week’s craziest Bill Murray story.
Background: Actress Kelly Lynch, best known for her work in late ’80s and early ’90s touchstones like Cocktail, Drugstore Cowboy, and Curly Sue, is married to screenwriter Mitch Glazer. Glazer co-wrote 1988’s Scrooged, an updated version of A Christmas Carol starring Bill Murray. Murray also appeared in 2000’s Charlie’s Angels with Lynch. Apparently, Murray has stayed in touch with the couple – by which I mean that he calls Glazer any time he sees Road House’s steamy sex scene, starring a young Lynch and an in-his-prime Patrick Swayze, playing on TV.
Here’s the scoop, straight from an interview Lynch did with The A.V. Club:
Speaking of Bill Murray, every time Road House is on and he or one of his idiot brothers are watching TV – and they’re always watching TV – one of them calls my husband and says [In a reasonable approximation of Carl Spackler], “Kelly’s having sex with Patrick Swayze right now. They’re doing it. He’s throwing her against the rocks.”
[Away from the receiver.] What? Oh, my God. Mitch was just walking out the door to the set, and he said that Bill once called him from Russia.
The “idiot brothers” in question include Mad Men star Joel Murray and ex-SNL cast member Bryan Doyle Murray. It’s gotten so bad that Lynch dreads every time the movie is aired: “God help me when AMC’s doing their Road House marathon,” she said, “because I know the phone is just going to keep ringing. It doesn’t matter if it’s 2 or 3 in morning. ‘Hi, Kelly’s having sex with Patrick Swayze right now…’”
Soon, “no one will ever believe you” won’t even work as a Bill Murray story punchline – the real stories are so nuts that we’d believe anything someone told us about the Ghostbusters star. For good measure, here’s the sex scene that gets Mitch Glazer’s phone ringing:
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