Alison Brie Says GLOW’s #MeToo Scene Made Her Examine Her Own Hollywood Experiences


June 30, 2018

By Julyssa Lopez

Our favorite ladies in leotards returned to Netflix on Friday with the second-season premiere of GLOW, and, as predicted, there’s a ton the characters need to untangle as they duke it out in the wrestling ring. In a candid interview with Mashable, show star Alison Brie went into some of the issues that the new episodes are tackling (no pun intended) and shared that #MeToo figures into one of the storylines—an experience that made her confront her own attitudes about misconduct in Hollywood.

Without spoiling too much, there’s an episode where Brie’s character, Ruth, has a gross encounter with the head of a TV network. The executive seems interested in talking about Ruth’s career ambitions and invites her to his hotel, where an upsetting incident unfolds. The scenes mirrors the many casting couch stories women have come forward with amid the #MeToo movement, and Brie says they made her do some personal reflecting.

“Shooting those scenes did bring up some personal feelings for me—which I sort of didn’t expect,” Brie told Mashable. “Honestly, when I first read it I was like, ‘Is this scene bad enough? Is he really doing anything bad?’ And then I had to stop and realize, ‘Oh, wow, I’ve been in a lot of bad situations. And I’ve really normalized that kind behavior, even for myself.'”

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