Bill Murray, after a film was stopped because of its “inappropriate behavior”: “I thought it was funny”

A complaint was filed last week against the actor. The nature of the charges against the 71-year-old actor on the set of the film Being Mortal was not specified.

“I did something that I thought was funny, and it wasn’t taken as such,” acknowledges big-screen star after film production halted Being Mortal of Aziz Ansari because his behavior has been called into question.

During an interview for CNBC, he did not go into the details of his “joke” but mentioned “difference of opinion with a woman” that Bill Murray works with. “The world today is different from that of my childhood. What I thought was funny as a child isn’t necessarily so anymore. Things change, times change, it’s important for me to understand, did he recognize. I’m really optimistic, I think we will reconcile.”

The film’s cast and crew were updated on the situation via a letter: “At the end of last week we were made aware of a complaint and immediately investigated it. After reviewing the circumstances, it has been decided that production cannot continue at this time.”

This is not the first time that the behavior of the 71-year-old actor has shocked. Actress Lucy Liu had recounted the “insults […] inexcusable and unacceptable” that he allegedly said to her during a rehearsal for Charlie’s Angels in 2000. Joseph McGinty Nichol, also confided in 2009 having received a “headbutt” from Bill Murray.

For the moment, the nature of the charges against Bill Murray has not been specified. The plaintiff’s name was also not disclosed. However, it is specified that Aziz Ansari is not concerned by the complaint filed.


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