- Selena Gomez and Bill Murray star in a comedy called “The Dead Don’t Die,” which will be released on Friday and centers on a fictional town that becomes filled zombies.
- At the movie’s New York premiere on Monday, Murray told People that he’s gotten to know Gomez well and misjudged her.
- “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,” he said.
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“I learned that I like her,” Murray told People at the New York City premiere of the new comedy on Monday. “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.”
“If my mother were alive I’d bring her home to her,” he added.
Gomez and Murray star as Zoe and Cliff, respectively, in “The Dead Don’t Die,” which hits theaters on Friday and focuses on a fictional town called Centerville that becomes filled with zombies. The movie premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in May and the fans couldn’t get enough of two costars on the red carpet. Gomez, who was photographed blowing kisses to the “Ghostbusters” star, later took to Instagram to gush about being part of the movie.
The 26-year-old wrote: “My first time in Cannes! I’m so honored to have been a part of this movie with Jim [Jarmusch, the movie’s director and writer] and the whole cast. By the way Bill Murray and I are getting married.”
Murray also told Vanity Fair that Gomez is “unusually bright.”
“She’s kind and she’s natural,” he said in May. “I’m always pleased to find some kind of pop icon who I really like.”
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