That’s what former child star Matthew Lawrence said lost her role in a Marvel film by refusing the director’s sexual advanceswho asked her to undress for him.
inside Brotherly Love Podcast.co-hosted by his brothers and fellow actors Joey and Andrew, Matthew Lawrence discussed Stigma of men who experience sexual harassment and abuse in the entertainment industry.
The actor has been open about his experience, sharing that he walked into the hotel room of an anonymous director who was allegedly involved in a Marvel film. There they asked him to undress so he could pose naked for some photos, which he refused.
He said that not only did he miss out on being cast for the role, but he did He was also fired from his agencywhose name he did not mention.
“I lost my agency because I went to the hotel room I can’t believe they sent me there. by a successful Oscar-winning director who showed up in a bathrobe, asked me to take my clothes off and said he had to take pictures of me,” Lawrence said. “And when I’ve done X, Y and Z, would be the next Marvel character. I didn’t do that and my agency fired me for leaving the principal’s room.”
It’s a real thing, couch casting. We all know that happened
Lawrence pointed to them double standards dealing with sexual harassment between female and male victims. He said when Terry Crews publicly accused WME agent Adam Venit of touching him, “Everyone laughed at him” because “our society is less willing to hear that this situation occurs in men”.
“It’s a real thing, couch casting,” he said. “We all know that it… Not many men have talked about it in the industry.“.
In 2017, prompted to speak up as soon as allegations against Harvey Weinstein surfaced, Crews tweeted that he had been groped at an industry event the previous year and later revealed he was talking about Venit. That’s what crews said then did not report the incident for fear of retribution. He also filed a lawsuit against Venit, however, who left WME the charges were dismissed.
Lawrence is known to gamble the son of Robin Williams’ character in the 1993 comedy Mrs. Doubtfire: Dad for Life and Jack Hunter in Me and the World, which aired from 1993 to 2000. He also starred in the comedy Brotherly Love, after which his podcast is named.