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Anna Faris Calls Out Director Who Slapped Her Hard On The Butt During 2006 Movie Shoot

Anna Faris said late director Ivan Reitman's 'reign of terror' during the filming of 'My Super Ex-Girlfriend' left a bad taste.

Anna Faris Calls Out Director Who Slapped Her Hard On The Butt During 2006 Movie Shoot
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In 2017, actress Anna Faris recounted an incident in which a film director behaved inappropriately toward her, but at the time, she withheld the director's identity.

However, on Wednesday's episode of the podcastAnna Faris is Unqualified, she finally exposed the director during a session with guest Lena Dunham.

Faris stated late director Ivan Reitman slapped her on the butt as she was standing on a ladder while filming a scene from the 2006 movie My Super Ex-Girlfriend.

She first asked Dunham:

"Can I speak ill of the dead?"

Then she recalled:

"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 (butt) in front of the crew so hard, and all I could do was giggle."
"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."

Dunham also chimed in:

"I don't think you're the first person who's reported that. And I'm so sorry you had that experience."
"And did no one step in and say, 'No?'"

Faris answered:

"No, it was like 2006."

According to Faris, it wasn't the only disturbing incident between the two.

"One of my hardest film experiences wast with Ivan Reitman. I mean, the idea of attempting to make a comedy under this reign of terror..."
"He was a yeller. He would bring down somebody every day and my first day, it was me."

Upon learning of Faris' story, many took to twitter to show their support.





One of the producers of the film also contributed:

Entertainment Weekly reached out to representatives for the studio of My Super Ex-Girlfriend, but they have yet to comment.

Reitman, who is best known for directing Ghostbusters and Schwarzenegger films Junior, Twins, and Kindergarten Cop, passed away in February at the age of 75.