Being Mortal is the film by Aziz Ansari, which he will direct and star in with actor Bill Murray. The film stops production due to a complaint against actor Bill Murray. The film production is not resumed yet, but we get a comment from Bill Murray about the situation. While THR reports that while speaking to CNBC, Bill shared:
there was a “difference of opinion” with a woman he was working with, which led to the complaint and the production break. “I did something I thought was fun, and it was not perceived that way,” he said.
He did not give further details on what exactly happened on the set, but CNBC reported that Murray, who spoke about the incident during a camera interview with the business network at Berkshire Hathaway’s annual shareholders’ meeting, was “optimistic” that production would restart and that the incident would be settled between him and the woman.
“Right now we’re talking and we’re trying to make peace with each other,” said the actor-comedian, who is also reportedly a Berkshire Hathaway shareholder. “We are both professionals. We like each other’s work. We like each other, I think, and if we can not really get along and trust each other, it is no use going on to work together or even make the film. “It has been quite an education for me.”
Murray said he has spent time since production shut down thinking about what happened.
“The world is different than it was when I was a toddler. You know, what I always thought was fun as a toddler is not necessarily the same as what’s fun now,” he said. changes and times change so it’s important for me to find out. And I think the most important thing is that it’s best for the other person. I thought about it and if it’s not best for the other person, it does not matter what happens to me. ”
Murray stated that “what would make me the happiest” is if both he and the woman are able to “go back to work and … trust each other and work on the work that we have both used a lot of time to develop the skills for. “
As for his behavior and learning from his mistakes, Murray said, “I think it’s a sad dog who can learn no more.”
“It’s a really sad puppy who can learn no more,” he continued. “I do not want to be the sad dog and I have no intentions about it.”
I like Bill’s answer here. I’m glad he sounds like he’s taking responsibility for his behavior and admitting he needs to grow. He certainly can not say or do things today that were acceptable when he was younger. I certainly do not want things to go back to the way they were when Bill was a child. Bill was born in 1950.
I hope this resolves amicably and that this is a learning experience for all.
That’s all I have for this one.