Anna Faris reveals name of filmmaker who behaved inappropriately with her on set

The actress claimed she was inappropriately touched by the late director Ivan Reitman

The actress claimed she was inappropriately touched by the late director Ivan Reitman

Anna Faris has claimed she was inappropriately touched by the late director Ivan Reitman on the set of their 2006 romantic comedy “My Super Ex Girlfriend.”

According Deadline, Faris revealed that Reitman “slapped me” during production and on the first day “screamed” at her, leaving her “angry, hurt and humiliated.” She made the revelation on her “Unqualified” podcast.

In a candid chat with actress-filmmaker Lena Dunham, Faris said: “One of my toughest film experiences was with Ivan Reitman. I mean, the idea of ​​trying to make a comedy under this reign of terror, he was a screamer. He knocked someone down every day…and my first day was me.”

While talking about different behaviors on set, Faris said she had to fight back tears during her first turbulent interaction with Reitman after being late to set due to an accident, reported. Deadline.

Responding to Faris’ claim that Reitman slapped her, Dunham said: “I don’t think you’re the first person to report this. And I’m so sorry you had this experience. stepped in and said, “No?” Faris responded by saying, “No. It was, like, 2006.” According to Deadline, in the past this incident was brought up by the actor although she didn’t reveal the filmmaker’s name at the time. In 2017, when the movement started #MeToo, Faris had spoken about the experience.

At the same time, she also claimed that the filmmaker told his agent that she was hired because of her “great legs.”

Reitman, who died earlier this year at the age of 75, is best known for directing hits such as the first two films “Ghostbusters,” “Twins,” “Kindergarten Cop” and “Junior.” He produced films including “Animal House”, “Space Jam” and “Private Parts”.

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