Bill Murray Doesn’t Have an Agent, Won’t Rule Out ‘Ghostbusters 3,’ Is Still Awesome


Whenever Bill Murray grants an interview — that is, when he has a new movie to promote — it’s a treat, mostly because you never know what mood he’s going to be in or what he’s going to say. Around half of this new chat with Chicago’s WGN is about the Cubs, a topic on which Murray is quite knowledgeable, but there’s still some interesting stuff in there about his career. The actor confirms to reporter Paul Tomasulo that he doesn’t have an agent, relying instead on a voicemail box that filmmakers can call and pitch roles to him. “It’s part of freeing you up to do other things you want to do,” he says, explaining that he only checks the messages once in a while. “You don’t want the phone to ring all the time, so you just — when you feel like it — collect some messages and sometimes they’re interesting and sometimes they’re not.”

Meanwhile, there’s also some non-news about Ghostbusters 3: Although Dan Aykroyd recently admitted that the sequel was “in suspended animation” as a result of Murray’s refusal to reprise his role as Peter Venkman, the actor told WGN that “it’s a possibility” he’ll participate. But then he moved swiftly on to talking up Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom, which he calls “one of the funniest movies I’ve ever been in.” As Cinema Blend points out, this was probably just Murray’s way of keeping the discussion around Ghostbusters 3, which involves some personal friends of his, private. While we’re sure this won’t stop the superfans from interpreting this as a sign that the movie’s going to get made, we’re neither particularly hopeful that it will happen nor entirely convinced that it should.