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Bill Murray's
Response To That
Being Mortal Set
The filming of Aziz Ansari's "Being Mortal," was temporarily shut down while Searchlight, the production company behind the film, investigates a complaint about the veteran actor Bill Murray’s behavior on set. Murray was silent on the work stoppage until a recent interview with CNBC's Becky Quick during coverage of the Berkshire Hathaway shareholder's meeting.
In the five-minute conversation available on YouTube, Murray called the incident a "difference of opinion [...] I did something I thought was funny and it wasn't taken that way." He said he is actively working with the actor who made the complaint and acknowledged that there has been an evolution since he was young in what is considered funny and what is inappropriate workplace behavior.
During the brief interview, Murray also spoke about his desire to grow in step with the world around him, saying, "It's a really sad puppy that can't learn anymore. I don't want to be that sad dog." Murray went on to add, "The hard things and the wrong things are where you really learn something."
Although appearing hopeful that he and his co-star could work through their differences, Murray stated clearly that her comfort was paramount and would determine whether he returned to complete the film or not. Searchlight is still investigating the incident and has not made any public comment since announcing the shutdown.