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Seth Green, here in May 2022, in Los Angeles.
CINEMA – The situation is getting worse for Bill Murray. In an issue of the YouTube show Good Mythical Morning posted on the platform, Thursday, October 13, the American comedian Seth Green testified to a significant episode in his life during which he met the fetish actor of Wes Anderson.
He was 9 years old and had landed a role in a scene from Saturday Night Live, the episode of which was hosted by Bill Murray. While spending his time backstage watching television, he decides to sit on the armrest of a sofa. It did not please Bill Murray who, very upset, urged him to get off.
” I thought to myself, ‘This is absurd. I’m sitting on the armrest of this sofa. This sofa has enough room.’ And he said to me: ‘This is my chair’. Seth Green then refuses to sit anywhere else.
” He took me by the ankles. He held me upside down… He hung me over a trash can and said, ‘The trash goes in the trash can’. I was shouting. I swung my arms and thrashed wildly. He finally dropped me in the trash, the trash fell. I was horrified. I ran away, I hid under the table in my dressing room and I cried “, remembers the actor of buffy the vampire slayer.
This testimony comes a few days after the publication, in October, of the autobiography of actress Geena Davis, in which she also pins Bill Murray. In question, his behavior during the audition for the film Quick Change, in 1990. An audition during which she explains that the actor insisted so much on using a massager on his back, despite his cries and his refusals, that she let him do it. One way, she says, “to intimidate people into not challenging him”.
Being Mortal, Charlie’s Angels…
Last spring, media revealed that the abrupt suspension of the production of Aziz Ansari’s film; Being Mortal, decided a few days earlier, was linked to the inappropriate behavior of Bill Murray on the set. A complaint had been filed. According to investigative media puckthe actor allegedly hugged and forcibly kissed a young production worker through their masks.
In an interview for the CNBC channel, Bill Murray did not go into the details of his “joke”, which obviously did not make people laugh, but talked about “difference of opinion with a woman” with which he works.
A year earlier, actress Lucy Liu came out of silence to talk about an altercation she had with him on the set of the film Charlie’s Angelsa film released in cinemas in 2000. During a scene, it would have attacked the acting of the actress.
“ Some of the words were inexcusable and unacceptable and I wasn’t going to sit there and do nothing. So yes, I fought back and I don’t regret it. Because no matter how low you are or where you come from, there’s no need to be condescending or putting others down “, she confided in 2021, in the podcast Asian Enough from Los Angeles Times. Words that Cameron Diaz, another star of the film, confirmed a few months later.
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This actor accuses Bill Murray of having ‘thrown’ him in the trash when he was a child