Bill Murray broke his silence over a complaint that halted production on his new film – and his response is… he doesn’t want to be an old dog who can’t learn new tricks.
The actor spoke with CNBC While making an appearance at Berkshire Hathaway’s annual shareholder meeting on Saturday, he was asked directly what led Searchlight Pictures to put things on hold in recent weeks after someone alleged inappropriate behavior at his against.
ICYMI … Searchlight has stopped production for Aziz Ansarithe first feature of “Being Mortal”, and it was reported that Bill was at the center of the ongoing investigation.
While it’s still unclear exactly what happened, Bill is guilty of being involved – explaining that he and a co-star, whom he hasn’t identified, were working on a scene together… and that he apparently did something he thought was innocently funny.
The woman, however, did not think so…and went to management to state her grievance. While it sounds dodgy, BM makes it clear that he’s in touch with the woman…and hopes they can work out their differences and resume filming soon.
Bill also says times have moved on, and he’s learning that first-hand right now – suggesting that he may have, in the past, done things others found inappropriate… and how he doesn’t want to. not be left behind as someone who is disconnected or deaf. He too wants to change.
He goes on to say that he doesn’t want to be seen as a relic of a certain era, but as someone who has adapted and been able to work with a long career. That said, he says he’s a learner and a listener…and willing to tweak his sense of humor to fit in with others.
One last interesting thing…the casting for ‘BM’ has only been partially announced, and so far, there’s only one major actress attached… Keke Palmer. As we said, she has not been named, but it should be noted that she is frank summer on these kinds of issues lately.