October 19, 2021

Drew Barrymore weighs in on Lucy Liu-Bill Murray Charlie’s Angels clash

Drew Barrymore is there for her lady Lucy Liu (that is a good interpretation of the opening lyrics to Future’s Little one Charlie’s Angels “Independent Women, Pt. 1” music, proper?)

On Tuesday’s episode of the film star’s daytime discuss present, The Drew Barrymore Show, the actress spoke with Ross Matthews and Everything Iconic podcast host Danny Pellegrino. When the topic of 2000’s Charlie’s Angels got here up, Pellegrino requested the actress what occurred between Liu and Invoice Murray on the set. (In July, Liu was requested about standing as much as the actor on set by the L.A. Times — and her response made headlines.)

“You want to know what happened? You want to spill the tea?” Barrymore started. “Okay, so what really happened was Bill was just in a — you know comedians can be a little dark sometimes — and he just came in in a bad mood and what you have to know is how much Lucy stood up for herself, and that was the great thing that came out of an unfortunate circumstance. She literally said, ‘I do not accept that kind of behavior from you.’ And we all supported her and backed her up, and we moved forward.”

Pellegrino, no stranger to asking celebrities tough questions, adopted up by asking if Murray’s consideration was directed at Liu or everybody in basic.

“There was a general, and then he zeroed in on her,” Barrymore continued. “And, in the workplace, it is so important that we respect each other, and if you don’t feel you are being respected, to speak up for yourself and to have people around you say, ‘I back this person.’ I respected her then; I respect her now. I am proud of us as a team and a company that we didn’t tiptoe on the eggshells. We dealt with it right then and there, we were strong, and we moved forward, and we didn’t accept anything less moving forward.”

Barrymore was a producer on the 2000 movie, and her manufacturing firm, Flower Movies, was concerned in the making of the mission.

Again in July, the L.A. Occasions interviewed Liu for a Q&A not long after a tweet about the alleged 2000 interaction surfaced. The reporter instructed Liu that she “became somewhat of a feminist icon” after a narrative about her “standing up to Bill Murray on the set of Charlie’s Angels went viral.” The Occasions reporter adopted up by asking the actress what she remembered in regards to the interplay.

Liu responded by saying {that a} scene had been reworked on the movie’s set when Murray was not in attendance. After they lastly did the scene with the Bosley-playing actor, “Bill starts to sort of hurl insults,” Liu mentioned, opting to not “get into the specifics” with The Occasions

She mentioned it appeared Murray was taking a look at her as he continued. “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,” Liu mentioned.

The actress mentioned Murray’s language was “inexcusable and unacceptable,” and in response, she stood up for herself. “And I don’t regret it,” she continued. “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. And I would not stand down, and nor should I have.”

Reps for Murray did not instantly reply to a request for remark.

On her Tuesday present, Barrymore revealed that she despatched Liu a video of assist when the previous story got here up once more.

“I got to say Lucy is out there you know, right now, talking about her instance with Bill Murray, and I did this whole video and like sent it to her to back her up and she was like, ‘Nah, I don’t need it,'” Barrymore mentioned.

Final fall on Drew, she reunited with Liu and Cameron Diaz, the place they reminisced about their time on Charlie’s Angels and their friendship.