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Mena Suvari recalls ‘weird and unusual’ Spacey encounter years before sexual assault scandal

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Mena Suvari reveals Kevin Spacey’s strange acting process while filming American Beauty. Pic credit: ©

Actress Mena Suvari has opened up about a particularly odd experience she had with Kevin Spacey while filming American Beauty in her new memoir, A Great Peace.

Suvari, who starred opposite Spacey in the 1999 black comedy-drama, has said that she “trusted him” while shooting the movie, but one particular moment didn’t sit right with her.

The 42-year-old actress recently told People that in order to prepare for the shooting of an intimate scene, Spacey brought her into a room where they “lay on the bed very close to one another.”

“He was sort of gently holding me. It was very peaceful but weird and unusual.”

19 years on from the movie, Spacey was accused of sexual assault and sexual harassment by dozens of young men, leaving the actor disgraced from Hollywood.

After the harrowing claims surfaced, Suvari was left confused and admitted, “I thought of that day.”

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