Bill Murray: His inappropriate behavior on the set caused the production of Being Mortal to come to a halt
Being Mortal was a film under production. But its shooting was halted on 18 April 2022. Investigations have started against the single Hollywood actor cum comedian, Bill Murray, 71. Sources have now revealed that the reason for cessation of filming was the inappropriate behaviour of Bill on the sets with women.
Being Mortal production stops
The filming of Being Mortal was underway. It was the directorial and writing debut of Aziz Ansari. It features Bill Murray, Aziz Ansari and Seth Rogen. And it talks about assisted care and terminal care of elderly people. The film is based on Atul Gawande’s 2014 nonfiction bestseller Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End.
Deadline reported that the film shooting was almost halfway completed but further production stopped. The news outlet said:
“[i]t is unknown at this time what Murray’s involvement in the project will be going forward as the investigation remains active.”
Fox Searchlight had funded the filming. It said:
“[a]fter reviewing the circumstances, it has been decided that production cannot continue at this time.”
Bill Murray and his inappropriate behavior on the sets
The actor cum comedian, Bill supposedly misbehaved with women on the sets. That caused the shutdown of the production. An insider said:
“Bill was very hands-on touchy, not in any personal areas, but put an arm around a woman, touched her hair, pulled her ponytail — but always in a comedic way.”
“It is a fine line, and everybody loves Bill, but while his conduct is not illegal, some women felt uncomfortable, and he crossed a line,”
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Another source added:
“Bill loves women and loves to flirt, he enjoys poetry and romance,”
“he’s always flirting, but it is always couched in comedy. It isn’t clear if he crossed a line.”
Bill Murray and his past misconducts
This is not the first time that Bill has faced #MeToo accusations. Richard Dreyfuss’s son, Ben Dreyfuss who is now 35 also revealed the problems between Bill and his father, Richard on the sets of What About Bob. In this film, Bill was the overbearing patient of Richard who portrayed the role of a therapist in the film. The film’s producer was Laura Ziskin. And Bill had got physical with him. Ben said:
“My dad complained about his behavior and Bill Murray threw an ashtray at him,”
“Everyone walked off the production and flew back to LA and it only resumed after Disney hired some bodyguards to physically separate my dad and Bill Murray in between takes.”
There is an on-going #MeToo media witch-hunt which has destroyed the careers of many. How true the accusations are it is difficult to know.
Short bio on Bill Murray
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