Bill Murray reveals that he loves visiting Ireland in an AMA on Reddit
Bill Murray was on Reddit last night doing an AMA, and it turns out he loves coming to Ireland
Bill Murray took to Reddit last night to answer questions from his fans and generally shoot the breeze about pretty much anything that they wanted to know as a bit of PR for his new movie Monuments Men, which is released in February in the US.
He was asked a huge range of questions, but as usual, a reference to Ireland popped up when Bill was asked about playing golf, and where was the best place to do it.
My favorite place to play golf is in Ireland. that's where my ancestors come from, and it's the most beautiful country to play golf in, and when you come as a guest to play golf you are treated like a king.
He shared some great stories about his time in Japan and struggling with the language over there, but as usual Bill decided just to have fun with it.
I would go to sushi bars with a book I had called "Making out in Japanese." it was a small paperback book, with questions like "can we get into the back seat?" "do your parents know about me?" "do you have a curfew?"
And I would say to the sushi chef "Do you have a curfew? Do your parents know about us? And can we get into the back seat?"
There was also a touching story about how a fan told him just how important his comedy and his work had been at a dark time in their lives:
The best experience with a fan? It happens sometimes where someone will say "I was going through a really hard time. I was going through a really hard time, and I was just morose or depressed."
And I met one person who said I couldn't find anything to cheer me up and I was so sad. And I Just watched Caddyshack, and I watched it for about a week and it was the only thing that cheered me up. And it was the only thing that cheered me up and made me laugh and made me think that my life wasn't hopeless. That I had a way to see what was best about life, that there was a whole lot of life that was wonderful...
I know I'm not saving the world, but something in what I've learned how to do or the stories that I've tried to tell, they're some sort of representation of how life is or how life could be. And that gives some sort of optimism.
Bill even sang...well typed 'Happy Birthday' to one fan who mentioned that it was his birthday yesterday, as well as talking about the best sandwich he's ever had, and after reading everything that the star of Ghostbusters had to say, it just reinforced our desire to meet him and have a drink with him one day. What a legend.