Carly Rae Jepsen’s “I Really Like You” music video made a big splash by starring Tom Hanks, but she originally had a different actor in mind for the role.

Appearing on the Australia show “The Project”, the Canadian singer revealed that before Hanks, she actually approached Bill Murray for the 2015 video.

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“My original go-to was Bill Murray. He has a hotline you can call and leave a message. I called Bill Murray’s hotline and he answered, which I was not expecting!” she recalled.

“I was going to leave a message and instead I had a phone call with Bill Murray. It was awkward. Because I wasn’t ready,” Jepsen continued. “I said, ‘Hi, this is Carly Rae Jepsen. I’m a singer… of pop music.’ It was the most embarrassing phone call!”

Amazingly, Murray didn’t actually turn her down, telling her instead to send over a treatment for the video. But around that same time Hanks got involved.

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“Tom ended up being the saviour!” Jepsen said. “Tom Hanks had heard about it because my label was all just laughing about the awkward phone call I made. He was like, ‘I’ll do it.’ So it worked out.”

In the video, Hanks goes through his daily routine, lip-syncing along to Jepsen’s song, eventually meeting up with the singer for a choreographed dance number.