Anna Faris is joining the dozens of Hollywood women in speaking out about sexual harassment from men in the movie business.
In Tuesday’s episode of the actresses “Unqualified” podcast, Faris revealed that she experienced sexual harassment from an unnamed Hollywood director on the set of one of her movies, Page Six reports.
“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,” she recalled. “And all I could do was giggle.”
“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.’”
“It made me feel small,” Faris added. “He wouldn’t have done that to the lead male.”
Dozens of actresses and women across other industries began speaking out about their experiences with sexual harassment in the wake of the allegations against Harvey Weinstein that came out a few weeks ago.
The 40-year-old actress, who recently separated from Chris Pratt, revealed that her agent also said she got the part for the movie because the director said she has “great legs.”
“Listen, that’s a f**king great compliment. I like my legs,” Faris said. “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 [my talent].”