Entertainment Mira Sorvino Says She Lost Role After Oscar-Winning Director Harassed Her: 'My Silence Was Deafening'

05:02  12 july  2018
05:02  12 july  2018 Source:   thewrap.com

Mira Sorvino 'gagged with a condom' at audition

  Mira Sorvino 'gagged with a condom' at audition Mira Sorvino has revealed she was gagged with a condom when she was just 16 at her first ever audition for a horror film. Mira Sorvino believes she was sexually harassed at the age of 16 by a casting director who gagged her with a condom during an audition for a horror movie role. The 50-year-old actress has become one of the most prominent faces of the #MeToo movement when she revealed she was sexually harassed by disgraced mogul Harvey Weinstein. Now, Mira has opened up about the ''inappropriate'' treatment she experienced at her very first Hollywood audition at the hands of the unnamed man.

Mira Sorvino says a casting director gagged her with a condom when she was 16. By Fox News. “You know my silence was deafening , I’m sure,” said Sorvino , who did not name the director or role she was auditioning for.

Mira Sorvino is opening up about sexual harassment in Hollywood. smiled nervously back." "You know my silence was deafening , I'm sure," said Sorvino , who did not name the director or role she was auditioning for.

a close up of Mira Sorvino © TheWrap Mira Sorvino

As her campaign against sexual harassment in Hollywood continues, Mira Sorvino spoke on the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's podcast "HFPA In Conversation," saying that one of her many sexual harassment encounters involved an unnamed Oscar-winning director.

During the interview, Sorvino described the director as one who is "known for his social justice profile" in several of his films. She said that during the final round of auditions for one of his films, the director told her, "'You know, as I look at you my mind can't help but traveling from the artistic possibilities to the sexual.'"

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Mira Sorvino is opening up about sexual harassment in Hollywood. smiled nervously back." "You know my silence was deafening , I'm sure," said Sorvino , who did not name the director or role she was auditioning for.

Actress Mira Sorvino said she is "heartsick" after learning she may have lost out on major roles because of Harvey Weinstein. Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson said both Sorvino and Ashley Judd were "blacklisted" following conversations with Weinstein's company.

"I think my mouth just opened and my silence was deafening," Sorvino said of the exchange. The actress said it was just one of several instances in which she was harassed while auditioning for acting parts, and that she was told by friends that "you're going to absolutely have to have sex with all kinds of people to advance your career."

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Mira Sorvino tweeted in response to Jackson's admission earlier this week. The actress previously claimed she was harassed by Weinstein in 1995. In an interview in The New Yorker in October, she said he ruined her career because she rebuffed him.

She won an Oscar over 20 years ago for "Mighty Aphrodite." But Mira Sorvino has voiced regret over working with the film's director Woody Allen back in 1995. "I think my mouth just opened and my silence was deafening ."

"I burst out crying," Sorvino tweeted in response to Jackson's confession. "There it is, confirmation that Harvey Weinstein derailed my career, something I suspected but was unsure. Thank you Peter Jackson for being honest. I'm just heartsick."

Sorvino also apologized to Dylan Farrow in an open letter published in January for working with Woody Allen, who is accused of abusing Farrow in 1992, on the film "Mighty Aphrodite." Sorvino's performance in that film won her an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in 1995.

"I have since gotten to know Dylan and I believe her. She's a wonderful person and I think she's been maligned for a long time," she said we can't just wish away with cognitive dissonance the fact that our heroes are capable of doing something heinous, and he was my hero."

A representative for Sorvino didn't immediately respond to TheWrap's request for further comment.

Listen to Sorvino's interview on "HFPA In Conversation" below:

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