Behind the Scenes of 'Misery' on Broadway

Bruce Willis and Laurie Metcalf star in the stage adaptation of the Stephen King novel.
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We all know this but browse Willis is one of the biggest action stars of all time now making his Broadway debut in Stephen king's "Misery" taken hostage by his greatest fan Laurie Metcalf. Juju Chang sat down with the star. Reporter: We saw him must many his way through five "Die-hard" blockbusters so bedridden in "Misery" may seem surprising by a return to his early acting days. Theater flecking a different muscle? Well -- yeah, there's no stopping. It's all live. Reporter: Live theater is a family business these days. Oldest daughter Rumer finished her Broadway run in Chicago after winning "Dancing with the stars." Rumer and Val the champions. You shed a tear or two. Yes, I did. Mr. Tough guy. I'm very proud of her. Reporter: Bruce also proud of his current lay based on the Stephen king novel about a crazed fan who takes a famous writer hostage after a car wreck and ultimately tortures him. What's the nickname for it. The "Misery" go-round. Here's Annie's shrine. Who is this, Mr. Man? Handsome guy. The latest book. This is awesome. You better start showing me a little more appreciation around here, Mr. Man. Reporter: The movie that made looemgs of number one fans think twice before picking up a sledgehammer. I'm your number one fan. What goes through your mind as you're about to hobble him? Don't miss. Reporter: The psycho number one fan on stage, Laurie Metcalf who won a string of emmys as Rosie tomboloann's brash little sister. My child has oreo breath. We've both been fortunate to work in theater and films and TV and as I've gotten older I think sometimes I just choose projects based on who the person is that you want to work with. So you didn't rewatch the movie? Misery. Kathy bates is iconic in it and it would just stick in my head. I wanted it to be our thing, you know, just our idea of trying to scare a thousand people. What's that? That is so -- How could this come in handy. It so gives me the chills to look at it. The hobblizer. Oh, my gosh. It's for the best. Pretty please. Can you feel the anxiety as the sledgehammer is about to erupt. They know that scene is coming. I get anxious about it knowing -- He doesn't like to look down at his own feet. I don't like to look down at my own feet. We look after each other. I'm your number one fan and trust me there ain't no number two. Reporter: Juju Chang, ABC news, New York.

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