71-year-old actor, Bill Murray refused to say whether the film’s production will resume or if he would continue to appear in it.
Bill Murray has admitted that his actions on the set of his new film resulted in a lady filing a complaint and the filming being halted.
The filming of ‘Being Mortal‘ was halted owing to a “conflict of opinion” on site, according to the 71-year-old actor, although he did not elaborate on what transpired.
“I did something I thought was funny and it wasn’t taken that way,” he told CNBC during an interview at the annual shareholders meeting for Berkshire Hathaway.
“The movie studio wanted to do the right thing so they wanted to check it all out, investigate it and so they stopped the production.”
Murray added he had been talking it through with the unnamed woman and “trying to make peace”, but did not elaborate on when or if production would resume.
He said: “We’re both professionals. We like each other’s work. We like each other I think and if you can’t really get along and trust each other, there’s no point in going further working together or making a movie as well.”
The actor, who is well known for his appearances in Ghostbusters and Caddyshack, also acknowledged that the changing nature of what is deemed appropriate humour had a role.
He said: “It’s been quite an education for me. The world is different than it was when I was a little kid.
“What I always thought was funny as a little kid isn’t necessarily the same as what’s funny now. Things change and the times change so it’s important for me to figure it out.
“I think it’s a sad dog that can’t learn anymore. I don’t want to be that sad dog and I have no intention of it.”
Production has been halted at Searchlight Pictures, but no further details have been released.
Murray, Seth Rogen, Keke Palmer, and Aziz Ansari – who also wrote, directed, and produced the film – were all supposed to star in Being Mortal.
The film’s production began in March in Los Angeles, and it was scheduled to hit theatres next year.