Lucy Liu comments on her alleged feud with Bill Murray on the set of Charlie’s Angels, calling his behavior “inexcusable and unacceptable.”
Lucy Liu has commented on her alleged confrontation with Bill Murray on the set of Charlie’s Angels, calling Murray’s behavior “inexcusable and unacceptable.”
Liu said Los Angeles Times’ Enough asian podcast how the Charlie’s Angels The cast reworked a particular scene while Murray was unavailable due to a family reunion. “So everyone else went, and we just made the scene more fluid. I wish I had more to do with it, but I didn’t, because I was last in the cast and I probably had the least amount of privilege in terms of creatively participating in. that moment “.
He then began to discuss Murray’s reported actions when he returned to set. “As we do the scene, Bill starts throwing insults, and I’m not going to go into details, but it just went on and on. I was like, ‘Wow, it looks like he’s looking directly at me,'” he said. “I couldn’t believe that [the comments] It could be towards me, because what do I have to do with something important at that moment? I literally do the thing of looking around my shoulder, like, who is he talking to behind me? I say, ‘I’m so sorry. You’re talking to me?’ And it clearly was, because then it started to become a one-to-one communication. “
The actor called Murray’s language “inexcusable and unacceptable,” prompting her to defend herself. “So yeah, I defended myself and I don’t regret it,” Liu said. “Because no matter how low on the totem you are or where you come from, there is no need to condescend or belittle other people. And I would not retreat, nor should I.”
However, there does not appear to be a grudge between Liu and Murray. Liu recounted how he crossed paths with Murray years later during a SNL reunion, with Murray walking up to her and “it was perfectly nice.”
The 2000 film made the news in July 2020, when Thandie Newton detailed how the role of Charlie’s Angels passed over stereotypical sexuality. “One of the biggest movies I didn’t end up making,” Newton explained, “was because the director said to me, ‘I can’t wait for this. The first shot will be … You’re going to think they’re like yellow lines on a highway, and you walk away and you realize it’s the seams, because the denim is so tight it’ll look like asphalt. ‘I was like,’ Oh, I don’t think we’ll go this way together. ‘
Other problems arose when Newton allegedly spoke with studio executive Amy Pascal about her possible role. “I had a meeting with [the head of the studio]Newton said, “And she said, ‘Look, I don’t want to be politically incorrect, but the character as it’s written and you playing the part, I feel like we have to make sure it’s believable.’ “
After Pascal reportedly began to “get rid of these stereotypes of how to be more compelling as a black character,” Newton decided to move on. Charlie’s Angels.
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