Bill Murray talks about ‘Being Mortal’ movie quitting, saying ‘I did something I thought was funny, and it didn’t get caught’

Fox Searchlight told the film crew in an email last month that the film was being shut down due to an unspecified complaint, but did not confirm that Murray was involved. reported for the first time April 20.
On Saturday, Murray was attending Berkshire Hathaway’s annual shareholder meeting in Omaha, Nebraska. The actor, who is a shareholder, told CNBC that he had a “difference of opinion” with a woman on the set of “Being Mortal”. But Murray said he was optimistic he and the woman, whom he did not name, could “make peace”.

“We had a difference of opinion; I had a difference of opinion with a woman I work with. I did something that I thought was funny, and it wasn’t taken that way,” he said. said Murray. “The company, the film studio wanted to do the right thing. So they wanted to check everything and investigate it and so they stopped production. But from now on, we are talking and trying to make peace with the world. each other.”

The nature of the complaint has not been made public, but Murray said he’s given a lot of thought to what happened and it’s been “quite an education” for him, according to the interview. he granted to CNBC.

“You know, what I always thought was funny when I was little isn’t necessarily the same as what’s funny now. Things change and times change, so it’s important for me to understand,” Murray said. “I think the most important thing is that it’s better for the other person. I’ve thought about it and it’s not better for the other person no matter what happens to me. And that brought me a lot of comfort and relaxation because your brain doesn’t work well when you’re in the unknown, when you’re like, “Well, how can I be so… how can I misperceive ? How can I be so imprecise and insensitive, when you think you’re sensitive to a sensitivity you’ve had for a long time.

The actor also told CNBC that he hoped to settle his differences with the woman and restart production on “Being Mortal.”

“What would make me happiest would be to put my boots on and for us both to go back to work and for us to be able to trust each other and work at the job that we both spent a lot of time building the skills for,” Murray told CNBC. “And I hope to do something that’s good for more than the two of us, but for a whole team of people who are filmmakers and the movie studio as well.”

The film, starring Bill Murray, Seth Rogen and Keke Palmer, and directed by Aziz Ansari, is based on Atul Gawande’s non-fiction book “Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End”, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Ansari wrote the screenplay and was also set to play a role in the film.

Searchlight Pictures did not respond to multiple requests for comment from CNN.

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