'It Was Terrible!': Carly Rae Jepsen Explains Her 'Awkward' Phone Convo With Bill Murray

Carly Rae Jepsen stopped by 'The Project' and explained that she'd originally wanted Bill Murray to star in her 'I Really Like You' film clip.

It was another iconic actor -- Tom Hanks -- who ended up stepping into the role but Jepsen said Murray was her first choice.

"He actually has a hotline that you can call," Jepsen explained, saying she prepared her pitch to leave the 'Ghostbusters' actor a voicemail message.

"And then he answered, which I was not expecting -- so I was going to leave a voicemail and instead I had a phone conversation with Bill Murray," she said.

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Jepsen explained that after being a bit tripped up by hearing Murray actually answer his hotline she proceeded to have, "the most awkward conversation of my life".

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"I said, 'Hi, this is Carly... Rae Jepsen, I am a singer of... pop music," she said, repeating the same adorably awkward intonation she used with the screen legend.

"It was terrible!" she laughed.

Jepsen said that, although Murray didn't actually refuse the offer, in the meantime, Tom Hanks got wind of the awkward conversation and put his hand up for the guest spot in the clip.

"He was like, 'Well, I'll do it!' she said of Hanks.

The clip starring Hanks was an immediate hit and has since clocked up nearly 250 million views on YouTube -- and maybe we can expect a cameo from Murray later down the track.

Carly Rae Jepsen's latest album 'Dedicated' is out now.  

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