Access Hollywood (June 18, 1998)
- clip from NewsRadio]
The late Phil Hartman lives on in reruns of his show, as you saw,
NewsRadio, and fans are tuning in to remember his final moments
on television. But it does beg the question, what will it be like
when the show does return next fall without Phil. Today, for the
first time, one of his co-stars is talking openly about the loss
and the future.
[clip from NR]
Phil Hartman's NewsRadio co-star and friend Dave Foley says returning
to the sitcom is going to be tough.
It's gonna be strange. I mean ... I think, uh, it's, sort of,
we're all in a bit of a state of limbo right now, sort of ...
[tape of the cast having a read-through on the set]
And that's probably going to hit us even harder when we have to
sit down at the table-read, cause I'm used to sitting right across
from Phil at those things ...
[news footage from the crime scene] (you know they had to get
it in there)
Foley says the entire cast was shocked and saddened when they
heard the news of their friend's murder.
When we heard about it, we all sort of flew back ... everybody
sort of flew back to LA ... we all sort of gathered around and
did a head count and sort of went, yeah, he's not here ...
[clip from NR]
Foley says he's not sure how the show intends to deal with Hartman's
loss, but for Foley, it just won't be the same.
And I'm used to spending an awful lot of my time standing there
while Phil is being funny. And, uh, it's not gonna be as much
fun without him on the other side ...
[really nice shot of Dave and Phil from what looked like a press
conference or photo shoot]
Dave Foley's new movie, by the way, is still shooting, and you
can see Phil Hartman in his final movie "Small Soldiers" which
does open on July 10.