Mena Suvari revealed a weird moment she had with actor Kevin Spacey on the set of the 1999 movie " American Beauty .
L The 42-year-old actress appeared alongside the 61-year-old actor in the Oscar winner blockbuster movie for over a decade since. She recently recalled an "unusual experience " she had with the actor on set which she rejected at the time only to reconsider as potentially harmful in light of her allegations of 'sexual misconduct which was published in 2017.
Addressing Persun , Suvari explained that she "trusted " the veteran actor throughout the filming of "American Beauty ", which caused her not to think twice on the day he asked her to go to a side room with him to prepare for an intimate scene they had together. She explained that he made them lie down on a bed "very close to each other " while he held her gently.
"It was very peaceful but strange and unusual, " she explained.
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Mena Suvari rose to fame after playing in 1999 's 'American Beauty ' with Kevin Spacey. (DreamWorks SKG / Images)
While being intimate exe on the set the details are not unknown to the actors, she noted that'in the light of The accusations of 'Anthony Rapp that Spacey was inappropriate with him as a minor as well as the allegations of other accusers , this caused her to reconsider the context of the exercise.
"My heart goes out to anyone who experiences abuse, " she said.
Representatives for Spacey did not immediately respond to request for comment. Fox News.
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In addition to Rapp, Spacey was the subject of sexual misconduct prosecution. Meanwhile, Suvari revealed in her memoir, "The Great Peace," from People this week, that shehad been sexually abused between the ages of 12 and 20.
Mena Suvari said playing the role helped her escape a painful past. (Gabriel Olsen / Images for Absolut Elyx)
"I was leading a double life, the shared star . "Every time I went to a set. Every time I was interviewed I played the whole time. It was another role for me to play. That I was doing fine.
According to the outlet, the abuse began in sixth grade when Suvari and her family moved to Charleston, SC.
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The actress "American Pie " detailThe two experiences she had before the age of 15 that caused her to party and take drugs in her life in an effort to numb herself to the experiences. After reaching the breaking point of an abusive relationship at age 17, she gave up addiction and sought therapy and support from close friends.
Life just got sweeter for Suvari. In 2016, she met Mike Hope on the set of her Hallmark movie "I 'll Be Home For Christmas ". The couple fell in love and married in 2018.
Stephanie Nolasco of Fox News contributed to this report.