Bill Murray is still reflecting on his inappropriate behavior, which led to the shutdown of production on Searchlight Pictures’ “Being Mortal” film last week.
On Saturday, the actor told CNBC 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 didn’t matter. not been taken like that.”
Murray said he spent the past week reflecting on the incident. He did not specify what was said or to whom.
“Right now we’re talking and trying to make peace with each other,” Murray said during a special interview at Berkshire Hathaway’s earnings event. “We’re both professionals, we love each other’s work, we love each other I think and if we can’t really get along and trust each other, there’s no point in going further working together. or making the movie as well. It was quite an education for 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 half finished before production was halted. It’s slated for release in 2023, but it’s unclear if Murray will continue with the project.
He said he was optimistic that “we will make peace” and that production will restart, but noted that he will only do so if the woman involved in the incident is comfortable doing so.
“I think he’s a sad dog that can’t learn anymore,” Murray said of his mistakes. “He’s a really sad pup who can’t learn anymore. I don’t want to be that sad dog and I have no intention of being.”
“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’ve both spent a lot of time developing the skills of,” he said.