Lucy Liu Addresses Clash With Bill Murray On Set Of ‘Charlie’s Angels’ – Deadline

Lucy Liu has gotten candid about an altercation with Bill Murray on the set of Sony’s 2000 movie Charlie’s Angels.

The actress shared her perspective on the matter for the primary time, on an episode of the Los Angeles Times podcast Asian Enough, hosted by Johana Bhuiyan, Tracy Brown, Suhauna Hussain and Jen Yamato.

In the episode, revealed Tuesday, she stated her conflict with Murray took place throughout rehearsal on a scene, additionally that includes Drew Barrymore and Cameron Diaz

While Liu didn’t specify what Murray stated to her on the time, she stated that the actor began “to sort of hurl insults” at her, in the midst of the scene.

In the second, the actress had problem processing what was occurring. “I was, like, ‘Wow, he seems like he’s looking straight at me.’ I couldn’t believe that [his comments] could be towards me,” she stated. “I say, ‘I’m so sorry. Are you talking to me?’—and clearly he was, because then it started to become a one-on-one communication.”

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From Liu’s perspective, a few of the language Murray used “was inexcusable and unacceptable.” She subsequently determined to talk up.

“I stood up for myself, and I don’t regret it,” she stated. “Because no matter how low on the totem pole you may be or wherever you came from, there’s no need to condescend or to put other people down. I would not stand down, and nor should I have.”

Liu associated the incident from the early years of her career to a second from her childhood, when her immigrant mom was spoken all the way down to by a “condescending” salesperson.

Liu stated she isn’t positive what she stated to Murray was straight linked to that have. “But I don’t want to be that person that is not going to speak up for myself and stand by the only thing that I have,” she defined, “which is my dignity and self-respect.”

The actress later addressed media protection within the speedy aftermath of the Murray incident, noting that it got here off as sexist.

“What came out in the press was that I was this and I was that. It was incredible to me how it was turned around, and they automatically thought that the woman was the difficult one,” she recalled. “But I didn’t understand how it got flipped when I had nothing to do with instigating it, or creating that platform of confrontation or anxiety.” 

Even if sure media stories weren’t on her aspect, she took solace in suggestions from collaborators on Charlie’s Angels, who appreciated her response, as a younger star in the midst of a tough second. “I remember years later, maybe even decades later, some crew members that I didn’t even know at the time came up to me on other sets and told me that they were there at the time,” she shared, “and they were really grateful that I did that.”

Liu went on to share that she has reconciled with Murray. “I have nothing against Bill Murray at all. I’ve seen him since then at an SNL reunion, and he came up to me and was perfectly nice,” she stated. “But I’m not going to sit there and be attacked.”

Murray final informed his aspect of the story to The Times of London, all the best way again in 2009. “Look, I will dismiss you completely if you are unprofessional and working with me,” he stated “When our relationship is professional, and you’re not getting that done, forget it.”

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