Bill Murray made a dramatic entrance onto the “Late Show with David Letterman” stage Friday (Jan. 31). “I’m flyyyyyyyying. Look at me, way up high, thinking I’m gonna die, I’m flyyyyyyyying,” sings Murray, as he zooms around in his Peter Pan outfit.
When asked why he did this, Murray says, “First, I love to fly. Second, there’s been a big thing this Carrie Underwood, you know her, she did the ‘Sound of Music’ thing and she’s a talent, but my roots are in the musical comedy stage and I feel that this is my moment. They’re talking about re-staging ‘Peter Pan’ and I think I’m the guy.”
Below, Murray touches on some fun stuff:
The Super Bowl: “It’s not the Bears, so I don’t really care so much. I like the way Seattle plays, they’re fun to watch, but I’ve met a couple guys that play for the Broncos. I’ve met Peyton Manning, he’s a really great guy … so you kind of root for the people you know. Basically, you want a great game that lasts a really long time.”
On George Clooney, his “Monuments Men” co-star and director: “I wish I’d met him sooner, he’s a really nice fella. He’s funny too. For a guy that’s as famous and as successful, he’s doing as well as you can do. He’s a nice man, he works really hard, he takes great care of everyone’s that working for him. … I got no complaints about GC.”
Then in the final clip, Murray lets Letterman shave his beard — “You have a very soft touch, Dave. … You know, my father didn’t really live long enough to shave me.”
“The Monuments Men” is due out Feb. 7.