In a recent interview, McG revealed that Christian Bale’s outburst wasn’t his first run-in with an actor, and that Bill Murray had actually headbutted him on the set of Charlie’s Angels. As if actors needed more reasons not to work with McG.
“I’m reintroducing the fist-fight to movie sets,” he smiles. “I don’t think there’s been a film I’ve made where there hasn’t been some kind of physical fight. I mean, I’ve been headbutted by an A-list star. Square in the head. An inch later and my nose would have been obliterated.” Will he be revealing any names? “Nah, I probably shouldn’t,” he smiles. “But it was Bill Murray. Y’know, it’s a passionate industry.” [Guardian via Playlist]
It’s hard to tell if he was being serious and I doubt someone from The Guardian would know the difference, but in any case let’s assume McG is an a-hole and no one should work with him ever. There, done. Who could make Bill Murray so angry he wants to fight? He’s adorable. It’d be like getting mauled by a pygmy baby hippo.