In an interview with the Times of London, Bill Murray excitedly discussed his new film, Fantastic Mr. Fox, and also revisited some less-than-happy memories of movies past. After raving about his Mr. Fox director, Wes Anderson, Murray was asked about some other directors he had worked with over the years. And when the conversation circled around to his Charlie’s Angels director, McG, the funnyman went to a very dark place.
When asked about McG’s recent claim that Murray had head-butted him on the set of 2000’s Charlie’s Angels during a creative flair-up, Murray replied, “That’s bulls—! That’s complete crap!” The 59-year-old actor then added, “I don’t know why he made that story up. He has a very active imagination…No! He deserves to die!” Then Murray gets specific (and creative) as to how McG should, in fact, meet his demise. “He should be pierced with a lance, not head-butted.”
Whether or not the head-butt incident did go down as McG claimed, the article cites another incident during the making of the film, where Murray got into a tiff with costar Lucy Liu, allegedly telling her that she couldn’t act while she also allegedly threw punches in return. Murray tries to explain the spat in the Times article, saying, “Look, I will dismiss you completely if you are unprofessional and working with me…When our relationship is professional, and you’re not getting that done, forget it.”