Despite their well-publicized battles, Cybill Shepherd
reveals that she and Moonlighting
co-star Bruce Willis
were "very attracted" to each other and came real close to hitting the sheets off-screen.
"[But] he would put the brakes on," she tells the TV Guide Channel. "I would have gone for it, no question about it."
Shepherd, who will soon be hosting a new daytime relationship show based on the best-selling book Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus, says she recently watched a Moonlighting marathon on Bravo and was "amazed" by how well the show held up. In fact, she's even jazzed enough to consider a reunion, but doubts Willis would ever return to the quirky TV series that made him a star.
"I think he's too rich," she says. Besides, she adds, age-obsessed Hollywood probably would want a younger actress to take over her role as detective Maddie Hayes. "They'd have to recast my part with Gwyneth Paltrow."
Looking back, the actress says one of her favorite Moonlighting episodes culminated in a big food fight. And she can still remember trying to talk Willis into taking a pie to the face for the scene. "I don't think he was really understanding that this was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity," she recalls. "Maybe he's never been too into pies in the face."