For those unfamiliar with the story, according to Lucy Liu (via The Hollywood Reporter), Bill Murray arrived at the shoot of “Charlie’s Angels” one day in something of a foul mood. He wasted little time letting his frustrations loose on the cast before targeting Liu specifically, throwing scathing insults at her in rapid succession. “It was unjust, and it was uncalled for. Some of the language was inexcusable and unacceptable,” Liu stated in July of 2021, noting that she did what she had to do and stood up for herself against the abuse.
As far as Drew Barrymore’s perspective goes, she backed up Liu’s claims 100% and recalled that “Bill was just — you know, comedians can be a little dark sometimes.” She continued, telling viewers of “The Drew Barrymore Show” that when Liu initially came out with the story, she prepared an entire video to further corroborate what happened. However, her “Charlie’s Angel” co-star told her, “I don’t need it,” so she held off from sending it out into the world. “We all supported her and backed her up, and we moved forward,” Barrymore said.
Thankfully, this moment didn’t spill over into an extensive feud. Lucy Liu has stated she holds no ill-will towards Bill Murry for his misconduct, and they even reunited during a “Saturday Night Live” event on good terms. One can only hope that Murray has made strides to change his ways in the years since “Charlie’s Angels” premiered and has hopefully gotten better at keeping his emotions under control.