Bill Murraythe 71-year-old movie star and early Saturday Night Live cast member, spoke to CNBC on Saturday about the film’s recent production shutdown be mortal. The film was reportedly halted last month due to an alleged complaint about his “inappropriate behavior”.
“I did something that I thought was funny and it wasn’t taken that way,” he told the outlet. Becky Fast. He also called the incident with his yet to be named colleague a “difference of opinion”.
The movie studio decided to investigate, Murray noted, which suspended filming midway through production. “From now on, we talk and try to make peace with each other,” the actor said. “We’re both professionals, we love each other’s work,” he added, then said, “We love each other otherI think.”
But he noted that if the two “can’t really get along and trust each other, there’s no point in going any further, working together or making the movie.”
He called the episode “quite an education” and said he had “not done much but think about it for a week or two”.
“The world is different from what it was when I was little,” he continued. “What I thought was funny when I was little is not necessarily what is funny now. Things change and times change. It’s important for me to understand. And the most important thing is that this is best for the other person.
He concluded with some optimism – “I think we’ll make peace” – then, referring to himself, said: “He’s a sad dog who can’t learn anymore. He’s a sad puppy. I don’t want to be that sad dog, and I have no intention of being.
Murray then clarified that he was mostly engaging with his female colleague, and not so much with the studio. “First of all,” he said of it. He added that in his life he has always learned much more from his mistakes than from his successes.
be mortalif this continues, will be Aziz Ansarihis first feature film as a director. He also wrote the screenplay, adapting it from the 2014 non-fiction bestseller Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End of the surgeon and public health researcher Atul Gawande. The film, set at Searchlight Pictures (which falls under Disney’s larger umbrella) co-stars Seth Rogen and Keke Palmer.
Murray spoke to CNBC during Berkshire Hathaway’s annual shareholder meeting in Omaha, Nebraska. Quick noted that this was Murray’s first time “attending the meeting,” but he knew warren buffet, the chairman and CEO of the multinational conglomerate’s holding company, for a long time. The duo was seen making ice cream together in 2019, and they apparently shot a short skit which was shown at this year’s event.
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