Friday, July 15, 2016

Danny McBride reveals how he recruited Bill Murray for 'Vice Principals'

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Posted by Becca Starkes on Fri, Jul 15, 2016 at 11:04 AM

As you may already know, Danny McBride’s new series, Vice Principals (premiering this
Sun. July 17 on HBO) was filmed at various locations in and around Charleston. The show is centered around two school officials, played by McBride and Walton Goggins, who are in competition to obtain the title of vice principal at the high school where they work. Spoiler alert: The two become fast friends after neither snags the job.

Since filming occurred in Charleston, it’s no surprise that McBride asked Bill Murray to make an appearance in the show. And on Monday, McBride told the New York Times how he snagged the Hollywood star. Turns out McBride pitched the role of the outgoing high school principal to Murray at a Riverdogs baseball game back in April last year when the two attended together during Anthony Bourdain's Parts Unknown: Charleston episode filming. 

After providing Murray with a copy of the script at the RiverDogs
game, McBride says,
“The next day he emailed and was like, ‘I’d be very happy to play Principal What’s-His- Name.’”
To read the full interview with McBride, head over to the Times article here.

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