Bill Murray reflects on inappropriate behavior that led to the shutdown of his latest film

Bill Murray is still reflecting on his inappropriate behavior, which led to a shutdown of production on Searchlight Pictures’ “Being Mortal” last week.

On Saturday, the actor told CNBC’s Becky Quick that he had a “difference of opinion” with a woman he was working with on the film, saying, “I did something that I thought was funny and it wasn’t like that.”

Murray said he’s spent the last week thinking about the incident. He did not elaborate on what was said or to whom.

Bill Murray on CNBC TV at the Berkshire Hathaway Shareholders’ Meeting, April 30, 2022.

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“As of now, we are talking and trying to make peace with each other,” Murray said in an interview during CNBC’s exclusive coverage of Berkshire Hathaway’s annual shareholders meeting. “We’re both professionals, we like each other’s work, we like each other I think, and if we can’t really get along and trust each other, there’s no point in continuing to work together or making the movie either. me.”

“Being Mortal” is based on Atul Gawande’s non-fiction book “Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End” and stars Murray alongside Aziz Ansari and Seth Rogan. The film was halfway through before production halted. It’s scheduled for release in 2023, but it’s unclear if Murray will continue with the project.

Bill Murray surrounded by a crowd at the Berkshire Hathaway Shareholders’ Meeting, April 30, 2022.

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He said he was optimistic that “we are going to make amends” and that production will restart, but noted that it will only do so if the woman involved in the incident is comfortable doing so.

“I think it’s a sad dog that can’t learn anymore,” Murray said of learning from his mistakes. “He IS a very sad little dog who can’t learn anymore. I don’t want to be that sad dog and I don’t mean to.”

“What would make me the happiest would be to put my boots on and we both get back to work and we can trust each other and work on the job that we both spend a lot of time developing the skill of,” he said.

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