Anna Faris identifies director who she claims 'humiliated' her on 'My super Ex-Girlfriend'

Actor Anna Faris has accused director Ivan Reitman of berating her and slapping her butt on the set of the 2006 romantic comedy “My super Ex-Girlfriend.”

all by means of Wednesday’s episode of her podcast, “Anna Faris Is Unqualified,” the “mom” star spoke with author-director Lena Dunham about her expertise working with Reitman, who died in February at age seventy five.

“one among my hardest film experiences was with Ivan Reitman,” Faris advised Dunham. “the thought of making an try to make a comedy beneath this reign of terror. He was a yeller. He would convey down anyone day by day. And my first day, it was me.”

Faris acknowledged that whereas making ready to shoot her first scene for “My super Ex-Girlfriend” — the start of a fight sequence with co-star Uma Thurman — a hairstylist unintentionally spilled “a quart” of wig glue all by means of her costume. She was sporting one among two associated Yves Saint Laurent sweaters the costume division had acquired for the shoot.

on account of the wardrobe malfunction, Faris confirmed up 20 to 25 minutes late to film the movement scene. She acknowledged that on the time she was “terrified” that Reitman — recognized for guiding “Ghostbusters” and completely different hit comedies — would understand her as “some style of diva” as a outcomes of her tardiness.

“It’s an night shoot, and Ivan is simply taking me down,” she recalled. “He always referred to as me Annie. He’s like, ‘you may’t play like that round right here’ … and that i [internally] was like, ‘Don’t do it. Don’t cry. No crying.’ and that i felt offended and harm and humiliated and defensive.”

At a sure level, Faris acknowledged, she finally requested the filmmaker, “Did nobody permit you to know what occurred?” — after which he “style of simply shut up and … went behind the digicam.”

“Then later he slapped my a— too,” she added. “That was a bizarre second.”

The occasions was not in a place to contact a consultant for Reitman’s property.

with out naming the particular person, Faris acknowledged years in the past in a earlier episode of her podcast that every she may do was “giggle” after a director slapped her “a— in entrance of the crew so arduous” on a film set early in her profession.

“I bear in thoughts wanting round and … seeing the crew members being like, ‘Wait, what are you going to do about that? That appeared bizarre,’ ” she acknowledged in 2017. “And that’s how I dismissed it. i used to be like … ‘It’s not that massive of a deal. Buck up, Faris. simply giggle.’”

“nonetheless it made me really feel small,” she added. “He wouldn’t have finished that to the lead male.”

Faris additionally alleged in 2017 that the identical unnamed director advised her agent she landed a job in his film partially as a end result of she “had good legs.”

In dialog with Dunham, the “house Bunny” actor mused that Reitman’s alleged habits aligned with an antiquated Hollywood “mentality” that a frontrunner “was presupposed to be an a—hole … a scary one.”

“On one hand, it wasn’t something. no matter, my a— is okay,” Faris advised Dunham. “alternatively, I did have, like, 30 people round me anticipating me to do one factor, and that i didn’t.”

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