The egos. The tantrums. The power plays. Moonlighting could have gone down in history as one of the 1980s' most critically acclaimed series. But thanks to Bruce Willis and Cybill Shepherd, ABC's detective show instead will always be known as the hit that was critically injured by its own cast. Were rumors of backstage backbiting exaggerated? At last, TV Guide Online can tell all.
"Everything you've heard is, to an extent, probably true," attests Curtis Armstrong, who was brought on board as wannabe gumshoe Herbert Viola when tensions flared between the leads during season two. "It was absolutely true that Bruce and Cybill didn't like each other, and don't like each other. They behaved abominably at times."
"It still bewilders me," he adds. "I'm sure they have very good reasons for it. To them, I'm sure they were good reasons. But from my standpoint, I don't get it."