Anna Farris names director who she accused of touching her inappropriately on movie set

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By Carina Murphy

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Anna Faris has opened up about her experience of being "hurt and humiliated" at work.

Back in 2017, the 45-year-old Scary Movie star spoke out about an incident where an unnamed director inappropriately touched her on set. At the time, she said that the incident "made her feel small".

However, Faris has never identified who the man was.

Now, in the most recent episode of her podcast, 'Unqualified', the star has finally revealed that it was the late Ghostbuster's director Ivan Reitman who slapped her on the butt.

According to Faris, Reitman was inappropriate with her on the set of their 2006 action-comedy flick 'My Super Ex-Girlfriend'.

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Anna Faris in 2017. Credit: JEP Celebrity Photos / Alamy

She also detailed how he yelled at her in front of the crew on her first day, and ruled the production with a "reign of terror".

Speaking to podcast guest Lena Dunham, Faris revealed: "One of my hardest film experiences was with Ivan Reitman."

She continued: "I mean, the idea of attempting to make a comedy under this, like, reign of terror, he was a yeller. He would bring down somebody every day … and my first day, it was me."

Faris explained how an accident in the makeup trailer had resulted in her being "25-30 minutes" late on her first day - and that Reitman had not responded kindly.

She recalled: "I'm in the middle of the street that's all lit. Ivan is just taking me down. He was like, 'Annie, you can't play like that around here!' I was like, 'Don’t do it. Don’t cry. No crying.' I felt angry and hurt and humiliated and defensive.

"Eventually, I said, 'Did no one tell you what happened?' At that point he shut up and went behind the camera."

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As well as accusing Reitman of being a nightmare to work with, Faris also claims he touched her inappropriately. "Later, he slapped my a** too. That was a weird moment," she told Dunham.

When Dunham questioned why Faris had never exposed Reitman for his behavior, so replied: "It was, like, 2006."

Best known for his work on the Ghostbuster movies, Reitman passed away in February this year at the age of 75.

Faris has previously alluded to the incident in a 2017 interview - however, she did not name Reitman at the time.

"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 a** in front of the crew so hard. And all I could do was giggle," Faris said at the time.

"It made me feel small. He wouldn’t have done that to the lead male," she added.

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Anna Farris names director who she accused of touching her inappropriately on movie set

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By Carina Murphy

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Anna Faris has opened up about her experience of being "hurt and humiliated" at work.

Back in 2017, the 45-year-old Scary Movie star spoke out about an incident where an unnamed director inappropriately touched her on set. At the time, she said that the incident "made her feel small".

However, Faris has never identified who the man was.

Now, in the most recent episode of her podcast, 'Unqualified', the star has finally revealed that it was the late Ghostbuster's director Ivan Reitman who slapped her on the butt.

According to Faris, Reitman was inappropriate with her on the set of their 2006 action-comedy flick 'My Super Ex-Girlfriend'.

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Anna Faris in 2017. Credit: JEP Celebrity Photos / Alamy

She also detailed how he yelled at her in front of the crew on her first day, and ruled the production with a "reign of terror".

Speaking to podcast guest Lena Dunham, Faris revealed: "One of my hardest film experiences was with Ivan Reitman."

She continued: "I mean, the idea of attempting to make a comedy under this, like, reign of terror, he was a yeller. He would bring down somebody every day … and my first day, it was me."

Faris explained how an accident in the makeup trailer had resulted in her being "25-30 minutes" late on her first day - and that Reitman had not responded kindly.

She recalled: "I'm in the middle of the street that's all lit. Ivan is just taking me down. He was like, 'Annie, you can't play like that around here!' I was like, 'Don’t do it. Don’t cry. No crying.' I felt angry and hurt and humiliated and defensive.

"Eventually, I said, 'Did no one tell you what happened?' At that point he shut up and went behind the camera."

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Credit: UPI / Alamy

As well as accusing Reitman of being a nightmare to work with, Faris also claims he touched her inappropriately. "Later, he slapped my a** too. That was a weird moment," she told Dunham.

When Dunham questioned why Faris had never exposed Reitman for his behavior, so replied: "It was, like, 2006."

Best known for his work on the Ghostbuster movies, Reitman passed away in February this year at the age of 75.

Faris has previously alluded to the incident in a 2017 interview - however, she did not name Reitman at the time.

"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 a** in front of the crew so hard. And all I could do was giggle," Faris said at the time.

"It made me feel small. He wouldn’t have done that to the lead male," she added.

Featured Image Credit: Foto Arena LTDA / Alamy