Bill Murray Was 'Impressed' by Miley Cyrus While Filming His Christmas Special
By Meredith B. Kile
Bill Murray is already getting in the holiday spirit!
The 65-year-old actor opened up to ET about his upcoming Netflix Christmas special at the premiere of his film Rock the Kasbah in New York on Monday. The special, entitled A Very Murray Christmas, features cameos from the funnyman’s famous friends like Amy Poehler, George Clooney, Chris Rock, and Miley Cyrus.
"That’s going to be very wonderful," Murray told ET of the special, which is being helmed by his Lost in Translation director Sofia Coppola. 'You’ll see that until you’re old and grey."
And Murray had only nice things to say about Cyrus, who covers "Let It Snow" for the trailer, and is seen seated atop a grand piano in a skimpy Santa outfit as longtime Letterman bandleader Paul Shaffer tickles the ivories.
"I’m impressed," the actor said of the 22-year-old performer. "She’s really got an enormous amount of talent. I like her."
It’s not the first time Murray has sung Cyrus’ praises. He told the crowd at Comic-Con this summer that he and Clooney were "floored" by the singer on set.
"I was not convinced, but Miley Cyrus is really f**king good," Murray told the Hall H crowd during the Rock the Kasbah panel. "She can sing. I thought she was a knucklehead crazy girl that you'd want to go on a road trip with, but she can sing."