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Was “Touched Inappropriately” By Senior Crew Member – The Hollywood Reporter



Bel Powley stated a senior crew member of a undertaking she was on when she was youthful “touch[ed] me inappropriately.”

Throughout a latest interview with The Impartial, The Morning Present actress detailed her expertise working within the business in her early 20s.

“I’ve had someone grab my arse and basically touch me inappropriately before…” Powley stated. “I was too scared to say anything. I was too scared to rock the boat.”

Following the incident, the All the things I Know About Love actress stated she “just avoided that person, and it was fine,” however she credit the #MeToo motion for altering the business and serving to ladies really feel protected.

“At the beginning of #MeToo, it was weird,” she added. “For a while, it was like, I feel protected because men are just fucking scared, which was fine too, but now everything’s settled into itself. People have learned, and it’s like there’s a new code of conduct.”

The A Small Gentle actress did open up a few optimistic expertise she has had on a set – filming intimacy scenes for 2015’s The Diary of a Teenage Woman. Evaluating it to different indie initiatives she has labored on, Powley stated she “did have a couple of bad ones where everyone’s too awkward to ask if you’re gonna take your clothes off, and you don’t have it written up properly in the contract.”

She continued, “It’s low-budget, indie, guerilla-style filming. You’re outside. and suddenly, it’s the scene where you have to get naked and simulate sex, and then you just find yourself doing it because you’re too scared to say no, with a young actor who probably felt just as uncomfortable.”

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