Bruce Willis Phoned His Idols!

Sunday, February 17, 2013

BRUCE Willis says he used to get in touch with big film stars so he could let them know he’s a “huge fan” of their work.

The actor, 57, recalled a time when he contacted Barbara Stanwyck to praise her talents, but at the time he didn’t realize he was “bothering” his idols.

“I remember, back then, in my hubris, thinking everyone wants to see me,” he said.

“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.

“It would take me a long time to think what the last funny movie I saw was,” he said. “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.”