Andie MacDowell has said she and Bill Murray will not do a ‘Groundhog Day’ reboot. The 59-year-old actress starred as Rita Hanson in the 1993 fantasy-comedy movie by Harold Ramis alongside Bill Murray – who played Phil Connors – and although the movie was a success and has been named one of the best comedies ever, the cast have no desire to return for a reboot.
Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, MacDowell said: “People always say, ‘Let’s do ‘Groundhog Day’ again.’
“First of all, Bill Murray’s never going to do it, so you can forget that. I know him. He’s not going to do it.”
The film follows Phil (Murray), a weatherman, who is out to cover the annual emergence of the groundhog from its hole.
The ‘Love After Love’ star believes she could have had a similar career to the likes of Nicole Kidman but ultimately decided to focus on her family and children.
“It was a sweet idea, and I tried super hard. I lived in North Carolina and Montana, and I did not focus on my career. I focused on my children, and I had this concept that I wanted to give them something normal. I don’t know that people ever really allowed us to be normal. I think it’s super hard for people to allow someone in my position to be normal, because they like to see you as that. It’s more fun.”
He gets caught in a blizzard that he didn’t predict and finds himself trapped in a time warp. He is doomed to relive the same day over and over again until he gets it right.
Last year, the movie was adapted into a Broadway stage show and Murray revealed he saw the show twice in the same week.
He said at the time: “I had some observations watching it again, and it’s really beautiful … As the product of the story turns to joy, the audience gets more and more excited.
“You have an unusual opportunity to do something that just really affects people.”
She said: “It’s almost like we’re revealing our souls to people.
“My nudity is nothing to get too excited about.
“It’s a way of seeing her pain as well and it is truly revealing her soul and also being with a man and what that feels like after a husband is gone, and finally learning to enjoy being with a man.
“So the nudity was very important and I had not done it in the past. This really called for it.”