Bill Murray is speaking out in the wake of his latest film Being Mortal being shut down amidst allegations of inappropriate behavior leveled by a woman involved with the production.
During an appearance on CNBC, Murray acknowledged that he was the cause of the production shutdown, which happened two weeks ago.
Murray declined to go into specifics, but said the movie's studio, Fox Searchlight, did "the right thing" by shutting down and investigating the incident.
See Murray talk about the situation below.
In the interview, Murray described an altercation between him and the unnamed woman that he characterized as a "difference of opinion," which he admits he handled improperly.
He told CNBC:
"I did something I thought was funny and it wasn’t taken that way."
"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 went on to say that he and the woman are talking through their issues and working to come to a reconciliation.
"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."
And he owned he hasn't kept up with the way mores have changed, suggesting that issue was central to the conflict.
"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."
On Twitter, some applauded Murray for owning up to the incident.
But others were not impressed, and were glad that Murray is facing consequences for what they allege is a history of sexually inappropriate treatment of women.
The film also stars Seth Rogen, Keke Palmer and Aziz Ansari, who also wrote and is directing. It is unknown if the film will resume production.