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Mena Suvari Shares Her ‘Weird’ Interaction with Kevin Spacey While Filming ‘American Beauty’

Mena Suvari Shares Her 'Weird' Interaction with Kevin Spacey While Filming 'American Beauty'

Mena Suvari discusses her extremely weird and unusual interaction with actor Kevin Spacey on the set of ‘American Beauty.’

Mena Suvari is reminiscing on her time on the set of the Oscar-winning black comedy-drama American Beauty (1999), and she’s talking up about her “strange and bizarre” experience with lead actor Kevin Spacey.

When many men accused Spacey of sexual misconduct in 2018, the 42-year-old starlet says she “thought of that day.”

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Mena told People this week that, despite the fact that she respected him on set, she had an unexpected encounter with Kevin. For those who are unaware, Mena portrayed Angela, a teenage cheerleader who became Kevin’s fixation.

Mena claims Kevin led her into a side room where they laid on the bed quite close to each other while they were prepping for a scene. He was softly holding her hand. It was serene but strange and unusual.

Mena addressed the allegations against Kevin, saying her heart goes out to everyone who experiences abuse.

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Meanwhile, Mena Suvari is launching a new biography in which she discloses she suffered sexual abuse as a child.

Speaking with People about her memoir, The Great Peace, she said:

Between the ages of 12 and 20, I was the victim of repeated sexual abuse.

She claimed the abuse started in sixth grade when she was sexually assaulted by one of her elder brothers’ buddies.

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