Seth Green: Bill Murray ‘horrified’ me backstage on ‘SNL’

Green was just 9 years old when Murray threw him in a trash can backstage as part of a “power play”.

Amid multiple sexual assault allegations against Bill Murray, Seth Green shared a story of Murray’s “power play” backstage on “Saturday Night Live.”

Green was just 9 years old when Murray physically grabbed him out of anger while he was hosting the holiday episode “SNL.” “When I was 9 years old, I was doing a spot on ‘Saturday Night Live’ when Mary Gross was one of the on-site news anchors, and she was doing a whole thing about what kids think about the Christmas holidays,” Green explained during the YouTube -Show “Good Mythical Morning”.

“[Murray] saw me sitting on the armrest of that chair and made a fuss about me sitting in his place,” Green continued. “And I thought, ‘This is absurd. I’m sitting on the armrest of this couch. There are several lengths of this sofa. Please eff off.’ And he said, ‘This is my chair.’”

Green’s mother encouraged him to move so Murray could sit in his preferred seat, but Green stayed.

“Are you such a jerk?” The “Austin Powers” actor reflected as an adult. “It’s rude to tell a 9-year-old to get out of his chair. What is this power play?”

Green claimed Murray then “picked me up by my ankles and held me upside down” to physically move him off the chair while calling Green “trash.”

“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 was waving my arms, flailing wildly, full contact with his balls. He threw 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.”

Former Saturday Night Live cast member Rob Schneider recently said during SiriusXM’s The Jim Norton & Sam Roberts Show (via The Hollywood Reporter) that Murray “absolutely hated” the “SNL” cast when he was hosting.

“I mean seething,” Schneider said. “He passionately hated Chris Farley like he would cook just by looking at him.”

Schneider went on to say that Murray “really hated it [Adam] Sandler too,” because “he just wasn’t into that groove, you know? And Sandler just went for it, and just like… as soon as he got on, you could see the audience just ate him up.

Murray’s former co-star Geena Davis recounted a toxic workplace experience with Murray while filming the 1990 film “Quick Change,” in which he attempted to use a massager on her and yelled violently about her professionalism.

“The way he acted when we first met … I should have just left it out or been deeply defensive, in which case I wouldn’t have gotten the part,” Davis said. “I could have avoided this treatment if I had known how to react or what to do during the audition. But you know, I was so unconfrontational that I just didn’t do it. There’s no point in regretting things, and yet here I regretted. It was not my fault.”

Murray’s misconduct towards female colleagues also led to a halt in production of Aziz Ansari’s directorial debut, Being Mortal, after a misconduct complaint was filed.

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