‘Three Men And A Baby’ was the classic 1987 comedy film starring Tom Selleck, Steve Guttenberg and Ted Danson. No ghosts were cast nor credited in the movie.
A rumour circulated that a “ghost boy” wandered around the set of the film, and the supposed appearances of the “ghost” in the film has spiraled into something of an urban legend!
Talk of the film’s potentially haunted set has lasted for the last three decades, and on Monday, Tom Selleck appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and was kind enough to address the topic for us.
Selleck said “The story was that this kid died in the house where we shot the movie, this little boy. Well, we shot on a soundstage, they built a set and all.” So, that’s argument one shot down.
But what about Exhibit B? The pretty obvious image of a child hiding behind curtains in this famous shot?
Selleck hit back with “It looks a little spooky, but the story is ridiculous. The ghost of the soundstage?”
Turns out, Ted Danson’s character had cardboard cut-outs of himself all around his apartment, and the “ghost boy” you see hiding behind the curtain is one of them!
“I’m going to call Ted and Steve because I think we participated [financially] in the video sales.”
In terms of definitely real facts, though, Selleck revealed two fun pieces of trivia during his interview:
Apparently, in the iconic film poster, there is real pee on Tom Selleck’s shirt. According to Selleck, the photographer wanted it to be natural! “That’s real pee on me!” Selleck said in the interview.
Secondly, in terms of a sequel, Tom said there have been ideas floating around about, the concept being a Three Men and a Bride/Father of the Bride type deal. But, disappointingly, nobody’s called and nobody’s written,” Selleck reported.