In an episode of Emily Ratajkowski’s podcast, Bella Thorne returned to an incident that marked her career as a child star. When she was only 10 years old, a director refused to hire her, saying that she had tried to seduce him during the casting. A ridiculous accusation that still haunts the actress.
EShe still thinks about it “every day”, she confides. In memory of Bella Thorne regularly recalls the day a director claimed a seduction game on his part not to commit him to a film. She was 10 years old. American actress, revealed child in the Disney series shake it upreturned to this aberrant episode in the podcast High Low With EmRataby Emily Ratajkowski.
“The casting director called my agent and my agent called my mom. He told her: “She’s not going to go any further because the director sensed that she was flirting with him and it made him very uncomfortable”, recalls Bella Thorne. Although she was only 10 years old, the young actress couldn’t help but think she had done something wrong. She had lost a job opportunity and the adult opposite was insinuating that her inappropriate behavior had led to this decision.
The misunderstanding of a little girl
“I don’t give a fuck about what I said [pendant le casting], she thinks now. I could have said, ‘Eat my pussy’, what difference would that have made? I was 10 years old ! How can you think that’s seduction? If we have to remember, if an adult feels seduced by a child, the problem comes from him and certainly not from the minor. Bella Thorne, who has acted in many films and series since her debut as an actress – and recently in American Horror Story – emphasizes: “Besides, in a casting, you can’t really say anything. You make the scene, you greet people and you leave. There’s no time to go sit on the director’s lap or make him feel uncomfortable.”
The beach bikini scandal
Unfortunately, this story is not isolated. As a child star, Bella Thorne says she lived with enormous pressure on her shoulders growing up. She particularly remembers a time when Disney wanted to fire her because she wore a bikini and a chain of bodies on the beach. She had been photographed and her employers found that unacceptable. Since then, the actress has, it seems, freed herself from these injunctions and from these directors and production studios with aberrant accusations.