Mira Sorvino believes she was sexually harassed on the age of 16 by a casting director who gagged her with a condom throughout an audition for a horror film position.
The 50-year-old actress has develop into probably the most outstanding faces of the #MeToo motion when she revealed she was sexually harassed by disgraced mogul Harvey Weinstein.
Now, Mira has opened up concerning the “inappropriate” remedy she skilled at her very first Hollywood audition by the hands of the unnamed man.
In an interview with the Hollywood Overseas Press Affiliation’s ‘HFPA In Dialog’ podcast, she revealed: “In trying again over at my profession, I realised that certainly one of my very first auditions once I was 16, I used to be fully handled inappropriately by the casting director.
“As a way to scare me for this horror film scene, he tied me to a chair, he bruised my arm, and I used to be 16 years previous, after which he gagged me, and I used to be all sport as a result of I am attempting to be scared for the scene.
“And on the finish he takes the gag out of my mouth and he stated, ‘Sorry for the prophylactic,’ so he had gagged me with a condom. I used to be too younger to even know, thank God, what a condom tasted like.
“It was so inappropriate, and what the heck was a casting director doing with a condom in his pocket in an audition?”
The ‘Mighty Aphrodite’ star admits her naivety concerning the nature of the film trade meant that, on the time, though she felt uncomfortable with what had occurred she did not query the person’s behaviour.
She stated: “Once you’re younger, you are like, ‘Oh OK, I’ve acquired to be robust, I’ve acquired to be down to actually carry out, and if which means they want me to go this further mile’ – and also you see many instances we now have awards given to folks for giving significantly uncooked performances in very brutal, sexual scenes or issues like that.”
Now, after three many years within the enterprise, the Finest Supporting Actress Oscar winner is aware of that some males “take benefit” of sure plots and storylines to get sexual gratification.
She stated: “Individuals make the most of that. Individuals have all the time taken benefit of that … Like nude scene days or love scene days – swiftly contracts being thrown out the window. Administrators pressuring you to have relationships with them, folks casting you saying if in case you have a sexual relationship with them they’re going to provide the half.”