We told you last month that production on Aziz Ansari’s upcoming film, ‘Being Mortal‘, was stopped due to an inappropriate behavior complaint filed against Bill Murray.
The studio investigated the complaint and apparently found it to be credible enough to stop production. Sources say they had filmed around 50% of the project.
And for the first time, Murray is speaking out about the charge. During an interview on CNBC of all places, the 71-year-old actor revealed he had a “difference of opinion” with a woman he was working with on set.
I did something I thought was funny and it wasn’t taken that way. The movie studio wanted to do the right thing, so they wanted to check it all out and investigate it and so they stopped the production. As of now we’re talking and we’re trying to make peace with each other.
We’re not exactly sure who this woman is, but Murray claims he’s been in contact with her directly. If one were to speculate, Keke Palmer is the only actress listed on the movie’s IMDb page, so it’s possible she was the one who filed the complaint. We could certainly see her not wanting to take any of Bill’s sh*t.
Murray says they’re both professionals who want to finish the project, but need to trust each other in order to make it work.
We’re both professionals. We like each other’s work — we like each other, I think. If we can’t get along and trust each other, there’s no point in going further working together or making a movie… It’s been quite an education for me. I’ve been doing not much else but thinking about her for the last week or two.
Sucks for Ansari, as this was supposed to be his feature film directorial debut. In addition to Murray and Palmer, this film also stars Seth Rogen and Jimmy Walker Jr.