Solange adds to the discourse surrounding Bill Murray amid ‘Being Mortal’ scandal
The actress joins an array of prominent figures linked to the Oscar-winning actor and his upcoming film, including Oscar winners Morgan Freeman and James Gandolfini.
The upcoming HBO film has been subject to numerous accusations of anti-Semitic behavior. Murray is set to portray a fictionalized version of himself as he takes leave of his wife.
The actor, who turns 50 on Thursday, first responded to the film last week by saying his “life has been changed so radically by this experience, it has changed me.”
He continued, “I wouldn’t want to change life for the world. It has been a great and a very generous gift. I am learning an incredible life lesson from it,” and explained his decision was prompted by the loss of his doctor and his father.
“I just can’t imagine it any other way.”
Meanwhile, director Cary Fukunaga is also under fire for casting a white actor as a black man in the movie, even though he is white. The casting of a white actor in the role of a black man has been the subject of considerable scrutiny, as well as public outrage.
According to Variety, the director was called out for casting Jamie Foxx in the role of the character, a “nervous and troubled” black man. The film is based on the Pulitzer-nominated play by Tarell Alvin McCraney by that name.
The film was reportedly created to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the March on Washington in 1963, which was led by activist and civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. The cast has been criticized over a lack of diversity in many of these films.
A representative for the actor issued this statement following the controversy:
“Bill Murray is as generous and open as the night,” his agent, Ken Sunshine, said. “He is happy to be sharing the story