Bill Murray admits he stopped shooting film: ‘I did something I thought was fun’


Bill Murray admitted on Saturday that a woman complained about his behavior on set and suspended filming on his latest film.

The actor and comedian described the incident as “difference” in his first comment about the closure of “Being Mortal”, but declined to explain what happened, or who was involved.

“I did something that I thought was funny and didn’t take it that way,” he told CNBC during an interview at the annual shareholders meeting for Berkshire Hathaway. “The movie studio wanted to do the right thing so they wanted to thoroughly test it, test it, and so they stopped production.”

“We’re both professionals,” Murray said of the woman. “We like each other’s work. I think we like each other and if you really can’t get along and can’t trust each other, there’s no way to go to work or a movie.” There’s no point in making.”

The 71-year-old “Ghostbusters” and “Caddyshack” comedian suggested that the changing nature of what is considered proper humor was a factor.

Murray said: “I think it’s a sad dog that can’t learn anymore. I don’t want to be that sad dog and I have no intention of that.”

Searchlight Pictures confirmed that production was suspended, but declined to elaborate, citing an ongoing investigation. Entertainment website Deadline reports that a complaint against Murray was filed earlier this month and production was halted last week.

Being Mortal stars Murray, Seth Rogen, Keke Palmer and Aziz Ansari, who are writing, directing and producing the film.


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