Bella Thorne Slams Director Who Accused Her Of “Flirting” At Age 10
Bella Thorne revealed an unnamed director denied her a role because she was “flirting with him” when she was only 10 years old.
The former Disney Channel actress was a guest on an episode of High Low with EmRata, hosted by model Emily Ratajkowski when she opened up about the incident.
During a conversation about child actresses being sexualized in Hollywood, she recalled an audition she attended as a kid.
“I had a director give me feedback once, and I was 10,” she said. “The casting director calls my agent and the agent calls my mom, and they’re like, ‘So, she’s not moving forward because the director felt like she was flirting with him, and it made him really uncomfortable.’ What the f—k are you talking about man? I don’t give a f—k what I said!”
Thorne, 25, added that she thinks about the incident every day.
“I’m trying to find fault in myself,” she said. “And every time I’m like, ‘Bella, stop it.’ Even that thought right there is becoming part of the problem. It drives me crazy.”
Ratajkowski, 31, told Thorne she should forgive herself. The model also shared an anecdote about being sexualized at a young age in the industry. She recalled that a modeling agent told her, “This face, this is how we know this girl gets f—ked.”
“I remember being like, flattered also obviously so embarrassed and horrified,” she said. “And now, of course, looking back, that is so f—ked up that they said that.”
Later in the episode, Thorne discussed almost being fired from Disney after she wore a bikini and body chain to the beach. Earlier this year, she talked to the Daily Beast about why she’s been such a controversial figure in the media throughout her career.
“I haven’t been arrested. I’m not doing bad things,” she said. “Of course, I am a woman, and that definitely plays a part in it.”
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