Bill Murray referred to the accusations of “inappropriate behavior” that led to the suspension of “being human”. The American actor explained that he had a “disagreement” with a woman on the scene of the film. However, he did not reveal his identity or his behavior. He added that he was optimistic and that he believed they would reform.
In an interview with CNBC, Bill Murray commented on his accusation of “misconduct” that halted production of “Being Mortal,” the directorial debut of Aziz Ansari.
The decision was made by the American film company Searchlight Pictures, which informed the cast and crew with a message. “Last weekend, we received a complaint, and immediately checked it. (…) After examining the conditions, it was decided that production could not be continued at this stage” – reads the extract from the news.
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Murray had a “disagreement” with a woman over the filming set
The American actor explained that he had a “disagreement” with a woman on the scene of the film. However, he did not reveal his identity. He added that he was optimistic and that he believed they would reform.
– We disagreed, I disagreed with the woman I work with. Murray said I did something I thought was funny and wasn’t taken that way. – The company, the film studio wanted to do the right thing. So they wanted to check and investigate everything, so they stopped production. But at the moment we are talking and trying to reconcile – added the American actor.
Murray wouldn’t reveal the exact reason for the complaint, but said he’s given a lot of thought about what happened and it’s been “very helpful” to him.
What I always found funny when I was a little kid doesn’t mean it’s the same funny now. A lot changes and times change, so it’s important for me to know that, Murray said.
Murray: The happiest thing for me is getting back to work
The actor also said he hopes to clear up his differences with the woman in question and will resume production of “Being Mortal.”
He said that “the happiest thing is getting back to work” and “the possibility of mutual trust” while working on the set. “I hope we can do something that will be good not just for the two of us, but for the entire cast of directors, and also for the film studio,” Bill Murray added.
Bill Murray has already been charged
Murray is one of the most famous American actors. During the 1980s and 1990s, Murray created several expressive comedic roles (Ghostbusters, Golfers, Tootsie, and Groundhog Day). Over time, he often acted in such dramas as “Broken Flowers”, “Lost in Translation” or “Havana – The Lost City”. His role in Sofia Coppola’s “Lost in Translation” earned him a Golden Globe Award and an Oscar nomination.
The situation on the set of the films “Being Mortal” was not the first time that the star was accused of his behavior on the set. In 2000, the sensational comedy film “Charlie’s Angels” was released, in which the actor played the role of Bosley. While filming the movie, Murray worked with actress Lucy Liu. Murray had to go against her, insult her, and show his superiority.
Bell started hurling insults. I won’t go into details, but it goes on and on. I thought, “Wow, he looks like he’s looking straight at me.” Liu said, but I couldn’t believe these comments could be directed at me. Some of these statements were unforgivable and unacceptable, and I will not sit back and put up with them. Yes, I defended myself and I do not regret it – she added. Murray himself addressed the accusations in 2009 in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. – If you work with me, you must be a professional – said the gold award winner.
What’s next in “being human”?
The suspension of shooting for “Being Dead” can be particularly distressing for Aziz Ansari. The production was to be his full debut as a director and screenwriter. The film was supposed to be based on the novel “Being Human: Medicine and What Ultimately Matters” by American surgeon Atul Gawande, and about death and dying. It is not known when he will resume work on the set.
Actor and model Aziz Ansari began his artistic career in 2001. Over the years, he has made many tours, during which he presented his own programs. He performed, inter alia, in the series “Specjalista from nothing” and in the films: “Idol from hell” or “Chłopaki do takie”. Al-Ansari also lent his voice to a rabbit named Squint in the fourth installment of “Ice Age”.
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