Bruce Willis phones stars as a fan
BRUCE Willis has revealed his used to call up his Hollywood idols to tell them how much he loved their work.
Bruce Willis used to call big film stars just to let them know he is a “huge fan”.
The 57-year-old actor recalls a time when he contacted the late ‘Sorry, Wrong Number’ actress Barbara Stanwyck to praise her talents, but at the time he didn’t realise he was “bothering” his idols.
He said: “I remember, back then, in my hubris, thinking everyone wants to see me. I called Barbara Stanwyck at the L’Ermitage Hotel, where she was spending the later years of her life. She says, ‘Who is this?’ Very cranky. ‘It’s Bruce Willis. I was just calling to say that I’m such a huge fan.’ ‘Oh. OK. Thank you.’
“My hubris exceeded my understanding of not bothering people. I don’t make those calls so much anymore.”
Bruce starred as a private detective in TV series ‘Moonlighting’ in the 1980s and he was pleasantly surprised when Hollywood legend Cary Grant sent him a note praising the show.
The Hollywood tough guy – who can currently be seen in action sequel ‘A Good Day to Die Hard’ – added to the new US issue of GQ magazine: “It would take me a long time to think what the last funny movie I saw was. ‘Moonlighting’ was kind of screwball comedy. Talk real fast. Be funny. Cary Grant sent us a note, because he watched ‘Moonlighting’. It was awesome … yeah.” BANG!