Geena Davis recalls Bill Murray pulling down her dress strap during ‘awful’ TV interview on TV show on set, so she gets fired
Geena Davis recalled during a recent interview on the show Real TV with Bill Murray on a TV show on the set of a movie. (Photo: Real TV/KTVU)
Geena Davis says she was fired from a TV show by Bill Murray after an interview with him and another actor. While the Hollywood Reporter contacted the show about the interview, they have not yet responded.
Davis, who appears in the movie “The Visitor,” plays a TV reporter in a hit TV series that takes her on a cross-country journey of murder and mayhem and the TV show is shot in the Midwest. After the interview, the show made it clear that it did not want her back for the project.
Davis says while filming the TV pilot, she was not paid. But she and the other actor were paid for their scenes.
“I was told, ‘Well, we don’t even have the money to pay you,’ and that’s what it was,” Davis said, recalling the interview. “Now, here’s this TV guy, and he’s like, ‘Listen, it’s not about the money, it’s about you. Bill, I’m going to hire somebody else.’ And I said, ‘I’m not going to go anywhere else to work. And I’m not going to give you the script, Bill, this is what I read. I read it, and I was like, ‘Well, it’s good,’ and the next thing you know I was fired.”
Davis was fired before her scene with Murray and another actor was shot, though she said she was given a script with the scene to be filmed.
“I remember the script said that I had to get in a pool of water, and I said, ‘You know they’re going to cast me in a movie, Bill. It’s a movie. Can’t they pay me in a pool of water? Like an actor’s pool?” she said. “I went, ‘That’s ridiculous. Bill, let me do my interview. I understand what I’m gonna do. I understand the project. You’re going to hire somebody else, and