Celebrity feuds have always mystified the general public, just ask Ryan Murphy and FX. Seeing two celebs have open disdain for each other also shows some vulnerability, and allows fans to further connect with their favorite actor or singer. One rivalry that modern audiences might not be aware of its the formerly contentious relationship between SNL alums Chevy Chase and Bill Murray. The two came to blows verbally and even physically when Chase returned to the show to host, and it actually took starring in the hilarious comedy Caddydhack to bring the two together. As revealed in the new book Caddyshack: The Making of a Hollywood Cinderella Story, the scene shared between the two in Carl's crappy apartment did it. Billy Murray was quoted saying:
As Bill Murray tells it, the two actors seemed to use their real life experience to inform their scene-- which was mostly improv. Much of Caddyshack's best lines were invented on the spot, which usually requires a level of trust between scene partners. Eventually Chevy Chase and Billy Murray could appreciate how funny the other one was, which helped them end their long standing conflict.
Of course, Billy Murray wasn't the only person to put his perspective of the events in The Making of a Hollywood Cinderella Story. Chevy Chase also spoke to their relationship now, revealing that he believes its a shining moment for Murray in particular. As he tells it (via Sports Illustrated),
The scene in question was written into the movie late in the process, with Bill Murray having to get special permission to leave Saturday Night Live for a few days in order to fly out for it. It's played to perfection by both actors, as Carl attempts to bond with Ty, while the protagonist drops subtle jabs and gets thoroughly intoxicated in the process.
As a reminder check out the scene below.
So good. You really could never tell how much Bill Murray and Chevy Chase disliked each other at the time, and their respective comedic chops are what make Caddyshack the modern classic it is.
Caddyshack: The Making of a Hollywood Cinderella Story is currently available for pre-order (opens in new tab).
Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Double majored in theater and literature during undergrad. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBlend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his famous actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid.
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