• Lucy Liu detailed her clash with Bill Murray on the "Charlie's Angels" set 
  • The "Elementary" star said Murray missed a scene and hurled insults when he returned
  • Liu added that some of the words he used were inexcusable and unacceptable

Lucy Liu revisited the time she and Bill Murray had a heated exchange on the set of "Charlie's Angels" in her recent interview.

Liu shared her side of the story concerning the clash she had with Murray that resulted in him being replaced by Bernie Mac in the 2003 sequel "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle." According to the "Elementary" star, when the cast had to rework a particular scene, Murray missed it because he attended a family gathering. However, when he returned on set, he hurled insults that she felt were directed at her.

"I was, like, 'Wow, he seems like he's looking straight at me,'" she told The Los Angeles Times. "I couldn't believe that [the comments] could be towards me, because what do I have to do with anything majorly important at that time? I literally do the look around my shoulder thing, like, who is he talking to behind me? I say, 'I’m so sorry. Are you talking to me?' And clearly he was, because then it started to become a one-on-one communication."

She continued, "Some of the language was inexcusable and unacceptable, and I was not going to just sit there and take it. So, yes, I stood up for myself, and I don't regret it. Because no matter how low on the totem pole you may be or wherever you came from, there's no need to condescend or to put other people down. And I would not stand down, and nor should I have."

Liu made it clear that she has nothing against Murray at all. In fact, they met at an "SNL" reunion and he came up to her and he was perfectly nice. The "Why Women Kill" star added that crew members came to her years later and thanked her for standing up to him. Liu acknowledged that she also still thinks about the incident and the fallout that occurred. She admitted that the story was turned around when it reached the press.

"It was turned around and they automatically thought that the woman was the difficult one," she explained. "But I didn’t understand how it got flipped when I had nothing to do with instigating it or creating that platform of confrontation or anxiety. So even though it's been decades, it's something that obviously I remember very intimately and have not forgotten."

The outlet has already reached out to Murray for comments.

Liu also recently weighed in on the anti-Asian hate crime. The Hollywood star is of Asian descent and an American by nationality.

"Sometimes you have to step out of your comfort zone to go there. I’m willing to do that because I don’t want other people to feel unsafe. I want some of the people who think this is okay to know that this is not OK," she said.

Lucy Liu as Joan Watson
“Elementary” star Lucy Liu has booked a recurring role in Season 3 of “Difficult People” as she awaits word on whether or not the CBS series will be renewed for Season 6. CBS