American Actress Anna Faris revealed herself to be the victim of sexual harassment back in the past. A new name has just been added to the growing list of sexual harassment victims and the new name is Anna Faris. She opens up about her horrible experience of being sexually harassed by a male director in her Tuesday podcast episode named ‘Anna Faris is Unqualified.’
At the recent time, most of the famed male celebrities of TV industries are dragged down due to the sexual harassment allegations on them. The names of the accused celebrities are Late Roger Ailes, Sean Hannity, Bill O’Reilly, Harvey Weinstein. Anna Faris has revealed the terrifying experience of sexual harassment by a male director but she has not revealed the name of the director.
Anna stated on Tuesday,
“I was doing a scene where I was on a ladder and I was supposed to be taking books off a shelf and he slapped my ass in front of the crew so hard. And all I could do was giggle.”
She further continued to describe her suffering at that time,
“I remember looking around and I remember seeing the crew members being like, ‘Wait, what are you going to do about that? That seemed weird.’ And that’s how I dismissed it. I was like, ‘Well, this isn’t a thing. Like, it’s not that big of a deal. Buck up, Faris. Like, just giggle.’ But it made me feel small. He wouldn’t have done that to the lead male.”
According to Anna, whenever something awkward and unusual happened to her like being slapped in the buttock by the director of a movie, she would laugh or giggle as that would put everyone at ease and if she or any other who have faced the same situations would do anything else, they would be tagged as bitch.
“We’re conditioned to giggle. But also, if we were to do anything else, we’d be labeled a bitch or difficult. That would be the best of circumstances. I guess what I do is I laugh. It puts everyone at ease when I feel incredibly uncomfortable. That’s the defense mode you go into.”
Anna further continued on disclosing that the same director who had sexually harassed her before, offered her for his new project just because of her legs. She said that passing compliments for her great legs was not a matter of a great deal, but the problem was with the fact that she wasn’t hired due to her work.
“Listen, that’s a f***ing great compliment. I like my legs. But that sort of informed my whole experience with that whole project. I don’t think the male lead got hired because he had great legs. Therefore I felt like I’m hired because of these elements — not because of [talent].”
However, Anna seems to have a sigh of relief due to the ongoing scenario in Hollywood, where powerful men are going down for their disgusting acts over the years.
“I think that there must be a ton of men in Hollywood and all over the world that are pretty scared right now because of their guilty behavior.”
Anna made such a shocking revelation of being sexually harassed in the past and her revelation came out just months after her divorce from her second husband, Chris Pratt. The then-couple took divorce on a friendly note and they had maintained privacy for the reason of divorce.
As per Anna’s book ‘Unqualified’, her husband Chris was perfect when it came to romance and taking good care of their son Jack. Anna’s first husband was Ben Indra. She said,
“I wouldn’t be honoring my relationship with Chris if I didn’t acknowledge that he was great at grand gestures but also stellar at the tiny ones. He cuts Jack’s hair too. They play barber together. Chris is a great caretaker in general, but especially when it comes to hair.”
Anna also disclosed the old-fashioned letters that Chris used to write for her while at work. She would receive those letters by the time Chris himself would be at home.
“I’d get a letter from a gorgeous hotel in Moscow or Paris or wherever work took him, though he was usually home by the time they arrived. They were like old-timey war letters that said things like, ‘Honey, I’m dreaming of the day I get to hold you again.’ For such a dude, he’s really thoughtful.”
Anna Faris, at the moment, appears on ‘Mom’ as Christy and has “Overboard” in the list of her post-production project.