Anna Faris makes disturbing claims about her treatment on set

Anna Faris describes her traumatizing experience with a Hollywood director. Faris has been in the industry for over two decades and has appeared in dozens of notable films and TV shows such as Scary Movie, The House Bunny and Mom just to name a few. In 2017, the Just Friends star spoke out against an unknown director who allegedly slapped her on the set. “I was shooting a scene where I was standing on a ladder trying to get books off a shelf and he slapped my butt so hard in front of the crew. And all I could do was giggle,” she said during an episode of her Unqualified podcast (via Variety).

The incident reportedly happened in 2006, and happened at a time when many Hollywood executives and those in power were getting away with such behavior. “I remember looking around and I remember the crew members being like, ‘Wait, what are you going to do about it? That seemed strange.’ And that’s how I dismissed it,” she continued. “It made me feel small. He wouldn’t have done that to the leading man.”

Although Faris broke the truth about this famous director almost five years ago, she never revealed his name — until now.

Anna Faris claims Ivan Reitman was a “reign of terror” on set

During a brand new episode of Anna Faris’ Unqualified podcast, the Brokeback Mountain star revealed that Ivan Reitman was the director who slapped her butt without her consent. She also described him as a “reign of terror” to work with. Noting that “he was a screamer,” Faris claimed he “humiliated” her on the set of her 2006 film My Super Ex-Girlfriend.

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“He tripped someone every day, and on my first day, it was me,” she told guest Lena Dunham. Faris said Reitman was angry that she was late for her first scene, and without considering that something might have happened, he began berating her. “Ivan just brings me down… He’s like, ‘You can’t play like that here!’ — and I said, ‘Don’t do it, don’t cry, don’t cry,'” she added. “I was angry and hurt.” The Entourage actor explained that wig glue fell off and stained her clothes, causing her to be 20 minutes late. After telling her story and shedding light on her experiences, Dunham supported Faris’ claims and believes she’s not “the first person to report this.” The “Camping” producer revealed she once stopped by a set directed by Reitman and was shocked by the energy. “It’s a comedy, but nobody’s laughing and everyone’s scared.”

According to the AP, Reitman died in his sleep in February at the age of 75.