Ghostbusters actor Bill Murray (71) admitted that his behavior on the set of the movie led to complaints and eventually a halt to filming for his new movie “Being Mortal”. “I did something I thought was funny, but it wasn’t seen as that,” he said in an interview with CNBC.
Insiders told the New York Post last week that it would involve scratching. It is said that women complained that the actor often touched them. Studio Searchlight Pictures has now launched an investigation. Murray: “The film studio wanted to do the right thing, so they wanted to investigate everything first and they stopped production for now.”
An insider told the New York Post that the actor was squeamish. “Not in intimate places, but he put his arm around a woman, touched her hair, and pulled her ponytail. But always in a funny way,” the source said. “While his behavior was not illegal, some women felt uncomfortable and thought he was overstepping the mark.”
Murray said he and the unnamed woman are talking about it and trying to “make peace with each other.” “We’re both professionals,” Murray said of the woman. “We love each other’s work. We love each other, I think.” He did not say when or whether production would resume or whether he would continue to be involved in the film. “If you can’t trust each other, there’s no point in continuing to work together or make a movie.”
Murray says he learned a lot from the accident. “The world is so different today than it was before. What I thought was funny as a kid isn’t necessarily funny today. Things change and times change, so it’s important for me to learn from that.” And Murray added, “Only a sad dog can’t learn anything new. I don’t want to be that kind of dog.”
Being Mortal is a film adaptation of the 2014 book Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by author surgeon Atul Gawande. In the nonfiction book, the author points out that the medical world should focus more on quality of life than on its duration. Filming for the film, the debut of actor Aziz Ansari, began at the end of last month. In addition to Murray, Kiki Palmer and Seth Rogen also had roles in Being Mortal.
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