Bill Murray is still reflecting on his inappropriate behavior, which caused the production to shut down at the floodlight images movie “Being Mortal” last week.
On Saturday, the actor told CNBC 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 taken that way.”
Murray said he spent the last week thinking about the incident. He did not elaborate on what was said or to whom.
“From now on we are talking and we are trying to make peace with each other,” Murray said during a special interview during Berkshire Hathaway’s earnings event “We’re both professionals, we like each other’s work, I think we like each other and if we can’t get along and trust each other, there’s no point in continuing to work together or do the movie as well. It’s been 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 nearly halfway through before production was halted. Its launch is scheduled for 2023, but it is not clear if Murray will continue with the project.
He said he was optimistic “we’re going to make amends” and that production will restart, but noted he will only do so if the woman involved in the incident feels comfortable doing so.
“I think he’s a sad dog who can’t learn anymore,” Murray said of learning from his mistakes. “That’s a really sad puppy who can’t learn anymore. I don’t want to be that sad dog and I have no intention of being that sad dog.”
“The thing that would make me happiest would be to put my boots on and for us both to go back to work and be able to trust each other and work on the job that we’ve both spent a lot of time developing the skill of,” he said.