Selena Gomez Revealed What Bill Murray Whispered to Her At the Cannes Film Festival
Last month at the Cannes Film Festival, video footage and photographs of Bill Murray whispering to Selena Gomez on the red carpet went viral. The two are cast members in Jim Jarmusch’s new zombie film, The Dead Don’t Die, and have become friends. Now, 26-year-old Gomez answered the question that’s been on everyone’s minds, “What did Bill Murray whisper in her ear?” Keep reading to get the answer from Gomez herself.
Selena Gomez revealed what Bill Murray whispered to her at the Cannes Film Festival
The “I Can’t Get Enough” singer and actress appeared on the talk show, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, explaining to Jimmy Fallon what exactly went down on the red carpet in Cannes, France.
During the interview, Fallon brought up Gomez’s new film and the cast, singling out Murray.
“Bill’s great,” Gomez told Fallon to which he replied, “You never know what he’s gonna do.”
“No, I never know,” the singer and actress added. “I don’t even know if he’s gonna show up,” Gomez said with a shrug.
“That’s just the way he lives,” Fallon said.
Then, Fallon pulled out a picture of the co-stars on the red carpet at the Canne Film Festival showing Murray whispering to Gomez. “Everyone’s like, ‘What is he whispering to Selena?’ ‘What is he saying to her? What is it?’” Fallon said.
Gomez went on to explain what was happening in the picture.
“It wasn’t even — first off, that just looks kind of weird– but he was just saying dumb things,” she said.
“Like, he would just lean in, and he’d be like, ‘You look great tonight.’ And then he’d look back serious, he’d be like, ‘Where are you from?’ And I would just, like, sit there and I’m trying to, you know, be poised,” she added.
Apparently, that’s typical Murray behavior. “It’s fine that’s what he did all the time,” Gomez told Fallon. “In press conferences, he would, like, try to hit me with things.”
The behavior doesn’t bother Gomez, it’s just the actor being himself. “He’s fun. He’s a big kid,” she added.
After the whisper heard ‘round the world, Vanity Fair asked Murray what he said to his costar to which he replied, “I don’t remember what I said. I was trying to keep her at ease.”
Bill Murray thought he wouldn’t like Selena Gomez
During the New York City premiere of The Dead Don’t Die, Murray revealed that he initially thought he wouldn’t like Gomez upon meeting her.
“I learned that I like her,” Murray said of Gomez. “I learned that whatever preconception I had about someone that had 55 million, billion followers of something — maybe, I probably thought she was different than she turned out to be.”
“I enjoyed her very much,” he added. “I like her very much.”
For the record, Gomez has 152 million Instagram followers.
Murray went on to say, if his mother were still living, he’d introduce her to the singer and actress.
“If my mother were alive I’d bring her home to her,” he said, then acting out the introduction, “‘Mother. I want you to meet Selena.’”
The love is mutual. Naturally, in an Instagram post, Gomez shared a slideshow of photographs from the Cannes Film Festival. Part of her caption read, “By the way Bill Murray and I are getting married.”
We look forward to seeing the friendship between Murray and Gomez blossom. Maybe they’ll appear in another film together or make regular appearances together on Gomez’s social media accounts.