50-year-old Mira Sorvino, winner of the Oscar for her role in the film “The Great Aphrodite” (Mighty Aphrodite) on Wednesday, July 11, in an interview with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, said she was a victim of harassment many years ago. The star told that when she was 16 years old, she came to audition for a role in the horror film. However, she could not imagine that nightmares would start right on the set. In order for the girl to get used to the role and really get frightened, one of the casting directors tied her to a chair, hit her hard on the arm, and then … gagged her with a condom.
It was so inadequate! And what the hell was he doing with a condom in his pocket at the audition ?!
– she recalls.
Neither the title of the film nor the name of this casting director was named by the actress.
Mira added that after this casting she understood how the film industry works.
When you are young, you do not ask any questions. You think you have to do everything to shoot a quality scene,
The directors put pressure on you to get in touch with them, and the casting directors say directly that you will get a role if you sleep with them. I often faced this,
– she said, adding that she never agreed to this.
I could not do this because I would betray myself. That’s why I did not get a lot of roles in the famous films,
Earlier Mira Sorvino, like many stars, spoke about sexual harassment from Harvey Weinstein, with whom she worked in the 1990s.