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:
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: