Naomi Watts felt like Bill Murray's agent

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 15 October 2014
Bill Murray

Bill Murray

Naomi Watts says she felt like Bill Murray's agent after he gave her his phone number because people started calling her to get in contact with the extremely private star

Naomi Watts felt like Bill Murray's agent after he gave her his phone number.

The 'St. Vincent' actress claims filmmakers and producers started reaching out to her in a bid to get in touch with her extremely private co-star, who only gives a select number of people his contact details and doesn't have an agent or a manager.

The 46-year-old star told Variety magazine: "People have cast me as the person to get to him. Three people have called and asked, 'Do you think you can get a script to Bill?' I'm like, 'Do I look like an agent? No thank you!' "

Bill admits he doesn't like Twitter and email, and only has an old Blackberry so he can communicate with his six sons via text message.

The 64-year-old actor took a break from acting after 'Ghostbusters' became a global hit in the 1980s because he didn't want to be famous.

He said: "I sort of removed myself from the movie-star track. I just saw how much it was going to take to do that. I didn't want that."

Bill only enrolled in a sketch comedy group after dropping out of college.

He said: "I wanted to be a baseball player. I'm normal. And then I wanted to be a doctor, because I thought I was smart. It turns out there's a lot of studying involved with pre-med. I wanted it to be easier than that."

But the 'Monuments Men' actor says there are some perks to being famous.

He said: "Being famous is like -- what the hell. You can get into a restaurant that's closing. Sometimes you get out of a traffic ticket. It's kind of like everyone else's life."

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