Courtney Love quit acting after enduring “a bunch of #MeToo” moments.
The 56-year-old singer dabbled in acting throughout the 80s and 90s but has now alleged she chose not to make a full career out of starring in movies after she was subjected to sexual misconduct on several occasions.
Courtney didn’t detail the experiences she had in Hollywood, but said “no one would believe” her when she tried to speak about the alleged instances, and so she quit acting to make it stop.
Writing in an Instagram post alongside a snap of herself at the Golden Globe awards – where she landed a nomination for her role in the 1996 film ‘The People vs. Larry Flint’ – she explained: “For a few years, because of Milos Forman, I was a professional actress and a movie star. It was fun as hell. I was nominated for best actress, for a Golden Globe .. One day I might talk about it .
“I love acting ... I stopped being capable of it after a bunch of #metoos . No one would believe me, and it wouldn’t stop. So I left, and it left. And I’m good with it.
“Maybe, in my next life I’ll be stronger & able to endure it .. I tip my hat to those who can. (sic)”
However, the Hole frontwoman admitted she “misses acting”, as she said working on set with a “great director” is one of “the most profound things” she’s ever done.
She continued: “I love it here in England. But I sure do miss acting sometimes. To the tune of a great director. One of the greatest experiences, as a woman you can have, I think.
“All the glamour that comes after that is fun, flamboyant, gorgeous ! But the trust one can achieve with a great director?
“It’s one of the most profound things I’ve ever known. (sic)”
Courtney’s last film role was in 2018’s ‘JT LeRoy’ where she played a character named Sasha, and she will also appear in the upcoming James Franco-directed indie drama, ‘The Long Home’.
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