Throughout a latest episode of her Unqualified podcast, Anna Faris opened up about her “hardest movie expertise” whereas being subjected to alleged abuse by late director Ivan Reitman on set.
“I imply the thought of making an attempt to make a comedy below this reign of terror…he was a yeller,” Anna instructed her visitor, Lena Dunham, in the course of the interview.
“He would deliver down any person on daily basis…and my first day, it was me.”
Anna was referring to her first day on set of the 2006 rom-com My Tremendous Ex-Girlfriend, which Ivan directed. Whereas Anna was in hair and make-up, preparing for a combat scene, Anna’s hairstylist by accident knocked over a big jar of hair glue, and it bought throughout Anna’s costume.
The incident made Anna late to set, and that is when the yelling started. “Ivan is simply taking me down. He was like, ‘Annie, you may’t play like that round right here!’”
Anna admitted she needed to speak herself out of crying in that second. After calming herself down, she was capable of blurt out a response.
“I felt indignant, and damage, and humiliated, and defensive,” Anna stated. “Finally I stated, ‘Did nobody inform you what occurred?’ At that time he shut up and went behind the digital camera.”
“Later, he slapped my ass too. That was a bizarre second.”
To this present day, Anna nonetheless would not fairly know really feel concerning the scenario. On one hand, she stated, “It wasn’t something. No matter, my ass is okay,” however however she felt like there have been “30 folks round me, I feel, anticipating me to do one thing, and I did not.”
Lena instructed Anna that wasn’t the primary time she’s heard of an accusation like that towards Ivan. Anna went on to inform Lena that nobody on set spoke up concerning the incident both…insinuating that it was a special time again then.
To be taught extra about Anna and her expertise, you should definitely hearken to the total Unqualified episode beneath.