Seth Green claims Bill Murray ‘dangled’ him ‘over a trash can’ on SNL set


Another actor is accusing Bill Murray of bad behaviour on set.

During an appearance on the popular youtube show Good Mythical Morning, actor-director Seth Green was asked by hosts Rhett McLaughlin and Link Neal: “Who is the rudest celebrity you’ve ever met, and tell us what was so bad about them?”

Green, 48, who began acting at the young age of seven, said the grouchiest celebrity he ever encountered was Bill Murray, 72, reports the New York Post.

Murray, who was hosting Saturday Night Live at the time, reportedly threw Green into a garbage bin when he was just nine years old.

“Bill Murray, as everybody knows, he’s great with kids,” Green said sarcastically.

Green said he was watching TV with Eddie Murphy, an SNL cast member at the time, when he climbed up on a couch to change the channel.

“He [Murray] saw me sitting on the arm of this chair and made a big fuss about me being in his seat,” Green said.

“And I was like, ‘That is absurd. I am sitting on the arm of this couch. There are several lengths of this sofa. Kindly, eff off.’ And he was like, ‘That’s my chair.’ And then my mum goes, ‘You know, since he’s the Bill Murray, you should maybe give him his seat.’

“And I go – I’ve never been more indignant, to be told – ‘Are you this much of a jerk? You’re this rude to tell a nine-year-old to get out of your … What is this power play?’ ” Green said.

The Lost In Translation actor apparently didn’t appreciate Green standing up for himself.

“He picked me up by my ankles … he dangled me over a trash can, and he was like, ‘The trash goes in the trash can,’” Green said.

“And I was screaming, and I swung my arms wildly, full contact with his balls. He dropped me in the trash can, the trash can falls over. I was horrified. I ran away, hid under the table in my dressing room and just cried.”

Green said after returning to his dressing room, he decided he did not want to appear on the live sketch comedy show anymore, but Murphy and fellow SNL cast member Tim Kazurinsky encouraged him to perform.

“They come back and come in my room like, ‘Hey, everybody knows Bill’s a d**k, you know? He’s hosting the show. He’s probably really, like, nervous about it. You be a pro, right? ‘The show must go on. You be a pro. You’re a pro, right?’ And I was like, ‘I am a pro. I’m a pro,’” Green said, mocking his crying younger self.

Green said he hasn’t seen Murray since the incident, but he has crossed paths with Murphy, who will always remember Green as the kid that climbed on the couch.

“I do feel like it’s important to say, I love Bill Murray’s work, and I consider him one of the most important cultural icons that we have,” Green said at the end of his story.

“But when I was nine years old, he was very rude.”

The Post has contacted reps for Murray for comment.

On Thursday, during a guest spot on SiriusXM’s Faction Talk, SNL veteran Rob Schneider claimed Murray “absolutely hated” the entire show’s class of the ’90s, including Adam Sandler and Chris Farley.

Earlier this year, Page Six reported that Murray’s “inappropriate conduct” on the set of Aziz Ansari’s Being Mortal saw production shut down. More details of the complaint alleged the actor was “hands-on touchy” with a female staffer in the movie. Murray is accused of “kissing” and “straddling” her.

And to top it off, Murray’s Quick Change co-star Geena Davis has also detailed disturbing first encounters with him in her new memoir Dying Of Politeness.

This article originally appeared in the New York Post and was reproduced with permission

Originally published at www.news.com.au

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