Actress Andie MacDowell said she had a full blown anxiety attack that brought her to her knees because she was surrounded by a “sea of men” on a movie set after Trump’s 2016 election.
The “Four Weddings and a Funeral” star explained how she was “really good” at dealing with difficult male actors on film sets, because she “grew up in the South,” but that changed after the 45th president was elected into office.
“I had this kind of crazy experience, right after Trump got elected,” she told Marie Claire. “I was really disturbed that nobody seemed to care about the vagina[-grabbing] comment; I had gotten really sad.”
MacDowell said she had her first ever panic attack on a set. “I was getting ready to shoot something, and I turn around and it’s, like, a roomful of men. Like, a sea of men. It flashed on something that was personal for me. And I dropped to my knees,” she detailed.
The “Groundhog’s Day” star recalled that she collected herself in a fake bathroom on the movie set.
“It just freaked me out, not seeing any other women. It’s not that I have anything against men. I don’t! I just don’t like big groups of them,” she continued. “Since then, I’ve become very conscious of looking around and finding the women on set. For comfort.”
MacDowell claimed that the inappropriate actions of high powered Hollywood have improved since 2017.
“Sometimes I watch bad behavior and feel sorry for the person who’s behaving poorly, because they have to be suffering on some level to behave like that,” she concluded. “MeToo has been interesting—you do see the difference on set. There are a lot more women.”
It’s not the first time the actress has lashed out at the former president. In a 2018 interview with the late Larry King, she told the host that Trump “only cares about making money and having his friends make money.”