Anna Faris Says It Was “One of the Most Difficult Filming Experiences I’ve Ever Had” on the Set of My Super Ex-Girlfriend Speaking with guest Lena Dunham in on Wednesday’s episode of the Unqualified podcast, Faris accused the late director Ivan Reitman of creating a “force of terror” on set.
Ivan Reitman – the famous director who also led the iconic comedies “Stripes”, “Gemini” and the first two Ghostbusters – died in February at the age of 75.
During his podcast, Faris first asked if he could “speak evil of the dead” before going into the details. allegations of inappropriate behavior, he said he endured while filming the 2006 comedy.
“I mean, the idea of trying to do comedy during this reign of terror – he was a screamer. He beat somebody every day,” Faris said of the director. “On the first day, it was me.”
Anna Faris said he was late to the set on the first day after a wardrobe mishap and that Reitman’s response left him “angry , hurt and humiliated.”
The actor also said that Reitman hit me “at a strange moment.” Anna Faris, 45, previously shared the same anecdote in 2017, without mentioning the director at the time.
“I was doing a scene. where I was on a ladder and had to get books off the shelf and he hit me** in front of the crew so hard,” he claimed on his podcast. “And everything I could. Star called the incident “not so big”. of the deal,” but noted, “he wouldn’t do it with a male lead.”