Anna Farris has revealed some upsetting information on a recent episode of “Anna Faris is Unqualified.” She claimed “Ghostbusters” director Ivan Reitman yelled at her, and even went so far as to slap her on the set of “My Super Ex-Girlfriend.” While speaking with guest Lena Dunham, Farris shared the story, saying it made her feel violated and small.
“One of my hardest film experiences was with Ivan Reitman,” Farris said. “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 claims the reason Reitman picked on her was because she was running late after someone spilled wig glue on her costume. She claims Reitman screamed at her, and she felt “angry, and hurt, and humiliated, and defensive.”
Faris also alleges Reitman slapped her ass. “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 ass in front of the crew so hard,” Faris claimed. “I remember looking around and I remember seeing the crew members being like, ‘Wait, what are you going to do about that? That seemed weird.’ And that’s how I dismissed it. I was like, ‘Well, this isn’t a thing. Like, it’s not that big of a deal. Buck up, Faris. Like, just giggle.’ But it made me feel small. He wouldn’t have done that to the lead male.”
Faris had previously acknowledged being harassed and assaulted on a set. She never named the production, or the person responsible. Reitman passed away earlier this year.