Are Steve Martin And Martin Short From Only Murders In The Building Friends In Real Life?


Steve Martin and Martin Short first met in 1984 (per InStyle). They were backstage at “The New Show,” a prime-time version of “Saturday Night Live.” At the time, Short was an “SNL” cast member, and Martin was there as the guest host. Nothing much came of that meeting beyond the quick exchange of greetings, but they reconnected through working together on the 1986 film “Three Amigos!” They played characters who were close, along with Chevy Chase, and all three started spending time together to create the right chemistry for their onscreen performances. It began with Scrabble sessions between takes and lots of laughter, which only makes sense considering this trio. “And laughter is a great bonding mechanism,” Short told InStyle. “If you make someone laugh or they make you laugh, you want more of that.”

By the time their work on the movie was done, the three men were hanging out and going to dinner together with their wives. In 1991, Martin and Short starred together in another film, “Father of the Bride.” And they did it again in “Father of the Bride II” in 1995. Throughout it all, they continued socializing outside of work. “There was never a phase where I didn’t see Steve for a couple of years,” Short said.

While “Only Murders in the Building” looks to more mysteries still needing to be solved, in this case, the clues all point in one direction. Martin and Short clearly appear to be friends in real life. But is there more to the story?



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