May 17, 2022

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Mena Suvari Recollects ‘Weird’ Encounter With Kevin Spacey

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  • In her new memoir, “The Excellent Peace,” Mena Suvari remembers a “weird” moment with Kevin Spacey.
  • She mentioned he introduced her into a home with a mattress on the “American Magnificence” established and he held her on it.
  • “I failed to know how far he was heading to choose it,” she wrote in the e-book.

Mena Suvari lately opened up about a minute she shared with Kevin Spacey on the established of “American Elegance” more than 20 yrs back.

In her upcoming memoir “The Wonderful Peace” (on sale commencing July 27), the actress, who rose to fame starring in these types of movies as the 1999 comedy “American Pie” and the exact year’s Oscar-successful “American Attractiveness,” recalled a second on the set of “Magnificence” when Spacey led her into a personal home concerning taking pictures.

“Kevin took me into a tiny area with a mattress and we laid upcoming to every other, me struggling with toward him though he held me evenly,” Suvari, who was 20 many years previous at the time, wrote in her new e book.

In the movie, Suvari performs large schooler Angela and Spacey performs Lester Burnham, a much older married person who is infatuated with her. Angela and Lester share an intimate instant in his residing place, and Suvari defined that this powering-the-scenes instant with Spacey took place right before they shot that scene.

“I wasn’t positive if Kevin was interested in me or not,” Suvari went on to produce. “My head immediately went to that place, and I did not know how much he was likely to take it or how I was likely to respond if he did go there.”

She ongoing: “But he did not. We just lay there, finding shut and cozy, and it was such a genius go on his aspect. When we shot the scene together on the couch, I was in a whole other headspace, and in the second when Lester caresses Angela and tells her she is stunning and unique, I thought him.”

Insider attained out to Spacey’s agent for remark but didn’t straight away get a response.

Kevin Spacey looking at Mena Suvari in a bathtub filled with roses

Kevin Spacey and Mena Suvari in “American Beauty.”


“American Natural beauty,” which focuses on a spouse and children (starring Spacey and Annette Bening as the mothers and fathers and Thora Birch as their daughter) in a downward spiral, went on to become a surprise strike in 1999 and earn five Oscars, which includes very best photo and ideal actor for Spacey.

In a recent interview with Men and women, Suvari mentioned she has believed back again on the working day she was held by Spacey (now calling it “peaceful but odd and strange”) immediately after he was accused by various adult males of sexual misconduct again in 2017.

“My heart goes out to everyone who suffers abuse,” Suvari informed People today.

In her memoir, Suvari, now 42, opens up about her have sexual abuse and drug habit, which includes being raped when she was in sixth quality and later experimenting with medicines as a teen in Los Angeles’ rave scene.

Suvari claimed doing the job on movies like “American Elegance” have been the joyful times for her during that time in her daily life.

Kevin Spacey next to Mena Suvari

Kevin Spacey and Mena Suvari in 2006.

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“Irrespective of the extremes of my character and the vulnerability demanded of me, the moments of flirtation and sexual energy that bookended the tears… I truly had enjoyable actively playing Angela,” Suvari wrote in her e book.

Pursuing the sexual misconduct allegations versus Spacey that led to him remaining fired from Netflix’s “Household of Cards,” Spacey is attempting a comeback. He was not long ago cast in the Italian movie “L’uomo Che Disegno Dio” (The Gentleman Who Drew God).

In June, a federal decide dismissed all statements by a person of two males suing Spacey above sexual misconduct in the 1980s soon after the accuser refused to identify himself publicly.

The other plaintiff is actor Anthony Rapp, the very first accuser to appear ahead in 2017, who alleged that Spacey designed unwelcome sexual advancements toward him at Spacey’s dwelling in 1986, when Rapp was 14.

Spacey, 61, has denied Rapp’s sexual misconduct accusations.

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