Mena Suvari recollects ‘uncommon,’ ‘bizarre’ second with Kevin Spacey on the set of ‘American Magnificence’

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2021-07-22 19:28:53

Mena Suvari revealed an odd second she had with actor Kevin Spacey on the set of the 1999 film “American Magnificence.” 

The actress, 42, appeared alongside the 61-year-old actor within the Oscar-winning hit movie greater than a decade in the past. She just lately recalled an “uncommon expertise” she had with the actor on set that she dismissed on the time solely to rethink it as being doubtlessly nefarious in gentle of his sexual misconduct allegations that got here out in 2017. 

Talking to Folks, Suvari defined that she “trusted” the veteran actor all through the filming of “American Magnificence,” which precipitated her to not suppose twice concerning the day he requested she go right into a aspect room with him to arrange for an intimate scene that they had collectively. She defined that he had them lay on a mattress “very shut to at least one one other” whereas he gently held her. 

“It was very peaceable however bizarre and weird,” she defined. 

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Mena Suvari skyrocketed to fame after starring in 1999’s ‘American Magnificence’ with Kevin Spacey.
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Whereas intimate on-set workouts aren’t extraordinary for actors, she famous that in gentle of Anthony Rapp’s accusations that Spacey was inappropriate with him when he was underage in addition to allegations from different accusers, it led her to rethink the context of the train. 

“My coronary heart goes out to anybody who suffers abuse,” she says.

Representatives for Spacey didn’t instantly reply to Fox Information’ request for remark.

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Along with Rapp, Spacey was the topic of lawsuits involving sexual misconduct. In the meantime, Suvari revealed in her memoir, “The Nice Peace,” which was excerpted in Folks this week, that she was the sufferer of sexual abuse between the ages of 12 and 20. 

Mena Suvari said acting helped her escape from a painful past.

Mena Suvari stated appearing helped her escape from a painful previous.
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“I used to be dwelling a double life,” the star shared. “Each time I might go on a set. Each time I used to be interviewed, I used to be appearing the entire time. It was one other function for me to play. That I used to be OK.”

In keeping with the outlet, the abuse began within the sixth grade when Suvari and her household moved to Charleston, SC.

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The “American Pie” actress particulars two experiences she had earlier than the age of 15 that led her into a toughpartying and drug stint in her life in an effort to numb herself to the experiences. After reaching her breaking level in an abusive relationship at 17, she kicked the drug behavior and sought remedy and assist from shut pals. 

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Life then turned sweeter for Suvari. In 2016, she met Mike Hope on the set of her Hallmark film “I’ll Be Dwelling For Christmas.” The couple fell in love and married in 2018.

Fox Information’ Stephanie Nolasco contributed to this report.

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