Glenn Close reveals inappropriate advances during the casting sessions, discusses #MeToo movement

Glenn Close showed off her two #MeToo moments happened during the auditions.

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The legendary actress Glenn Close revealed Sunday, she was the victim of inappropriate advances two times in her career — both times during the auditions.

Close, 71, made the revelations in an interview with The Sunday Times. They also wanted the question of whether offenders “work” must be “excluded” because they have made their deeds evil.”

“One was in the front of an established Hollywood producer,” Close told The Sunday Times. “He sat behind his desk with one of the biggest stars ever — in the middle of our reading, put his hand on my thigh. As small as that action was, it had nothing to do with the scene we were doing, and it froze a large part of me. I was thinking, ‘Why did you do that? How should I react here?” I didn’t know what to do.”

The six-time Academy Award nominee discussed in the second audition without mentioning all the names.


“I was taken to a room, I had my rules. He had no rules,” Close said. “I must have been 35, and I didn’t know what to do. I realize now I should have tried to seduce him. It’s like putting two dogs together and see if they are set. It was years later that I thought ‘OK, OK, I get it, that is the game.'”

Close said that she felt she had “no power” during the auditions.

“You’re so vulnerable,” she said. “I’ve [gotten] better in audition. You take in the room more, you breathe more, you throw ideas out. But I say that from my 42 years in the business. I did not have the capacity to do that. No. They were the powerful people and I had no power, I was the supplicant.”

The actress said that she believed that the #MeToo movement of women in the film industry, but said: “I think that there is overcorrection.”

“I’ve still got I wonder, do you deny that a person’s entire body of work, because they have made their deeds evil?” she said. “Our species is complex, and the same person is capable of making something beautiful and something hideous. In some ways, art is the capacity.”

“I was thinking, ‘why did you do that? How should I react here?” I didn’t know what to do.”

– Glenn Close

The “Fatal Attraction” star said she was “cynical” about the question of whether the movement would be the “tipping point”, but said that it was “very healthy.”


In the near also discussed with her “rivalry” with actress Meryl Streep. The two stars are both nominated for several Academy Awards. In contrast to the Stripe, Close never won an Oscar.

“I remember seeing Meryl [Streep] in ‘Trelawny of the Wells’ — I think it was the first thing she did after graduation,” Close said. “They had a nice twist to it. I sat there, thinking, ‘She has an influence on my career.’ I hate to talk about it. But it is true. She is a great actress. I remember, early on, someone said that she was, such as [Laurence] Olivier and I was, like Ralph Richardson.”

Kathleen Joyce is a breaking/trending news producer for You can follow her via @Kathleen_Joyce8 on Twitter.

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