This permanent A list comic actor from a huge acting family was hungover and slept through/missed a press conference announcing an award he is receiving.
Lifetime Achievement Award
Rome Film Fest
Bill Murray slept through a press conference celebrating his lifetime achievement award at Rome Film Fest
Bill Murray failed to attend a press conference celebrating his lifetime achievement award at Rome Film Fest because he was asleep.
The actor slept through the planned event on Saturday according to The Hollywood Reporter, but later appeared at a Close Encounter public talk led by Wes Anderson, who he has worked with on nine different films, and festival director Antonio Monda.
Honouring his friend, director Anderson told a typically bizarre anecdote about when he first met Murray on the set of his 1998 film Rushmore.
Anderson said Murray emerged from some bushes on set followed by “10-12 men” who came “scrambling out behind him dressed in business suits”.
“They were the salesmen from a Jaguar car dealership around the corner where Bill had gone in-between takes,” said Anderson. “Somehow he had gone for a test drive and he came back with the entire sales force.”
Anderson explained that Murray’s new friends stayed on set throughout the week. “I think they probably didn’t meet their quota of selling Jaguars that week, but I wouldn’t be stunned if at least one or two of them made some big changes in his life right then, and maybe stopped selling Jaguars and did something else. I know that happens because it happened to me.” – Source