Bill Murray Wants to Host His Christmas Special in a NY Club!
By Jackie Willis
If Bill Murray isn't part of your holiday traditions already, he is now.
In addition to his 1988 film Scrooged that has become a must-watch movie in the month of December, Murray disclosed on Wednesday's The Ellen DeGeneres Show that he's also planning on doing a Christmas special with Lost In Translation director Sofia Coppola -- but he could have shown a bit more enthusiasm when promoting the project.
"Well, I guess you said it on TV -- that’s not helping me," Murray told the daytime host after she asked about the reports that he was doing a special. "It’s kind of a nice, it was sort of [Sophia's] idea and I think we’ll have to do it. I guess we’ll have to do it."
When DeGeneres digs for more details from the 64-year-old actor, Murray finally, reluctantly obliges. "I don’t know. Christmas is really about Christmas songs so I thought I’d sort of do something like that. That was sort of Sofia's idea," he said. "And I started thinking about Christmas songs and I thought you can do some different things with it and sort tell a little bit of a story. And shoot in New York. Do it in New York, in like a real club."
Murray does reveal that he has a network interested in the project, adding, "I guess I'll do it."
Murray loves a special occasion, and recently attended the wedding of his Monuments Men co-star George Clooney. He revealed to ET that he did swipe something from the ceremony. See the actor's confession, below.