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Andie MacDowell recalls suffering a panic attack after seeing only men on set: 'I dropped to my knees'

Andie MacDowell recalls suffering a panic attack after seeing only men on set: 'I dropped to my knees'

"I was really disturbed that nobody seemed to care about the vagina[-grabbing] comment; I had gotten really sad," MacDowell said of Trump's controversial remark.

Andie MacDowell recently opened up about a panic attack she suffered while on a set in 2016. Speaking to Marie Claire, the Groundhog Day star shared that she was utterly overwhelmed after noticing that the production was entirely populated with male cast and crew. At the time she was the only woman on set.

Apparently, this panic episode occurred shortly after Donald Trump was elected as the country's President and this definitely did not help her emotional state of mind while on set. "I had this kind of crazy experience, right after Trump got elected," recalled MacDowell according to Variety.

"I was really disturbed that nobody seemed to care about the vagina[-grabbing] comment; I had gotten really sad. I went to do a job, a day’s work, and I had my very first panic attack. I was getting ready to shoot something, and I turn around and it’s, like, a roomful of men. Like, a sea of men. It flashed on something that was personal for me. And I dropped to my knees," she shared.



 

Despite her troubled mental state, MacDowell made it a point to get herself together. "I left the room, and went into this fake bathroom on the set, and looked at myself in the mirror and said, 'Get your shit together,'" she continued. "It just freaked me out, not seeing any other women. It’s not that I have anything against men. I don’t! I just don’t like big groups of them. Since then, I’ve become very conscious of looking around and finding the women on set. For comfort."

MacDowell did not reveal the name of the production she was working on when she had a panic attack back then. According to The Guardian, she shot three films that were released in 2017 and had primarily male crews. They were Josh Brolin/Miles Teller elite firefighters film Only the Brave, Love After Love which is about two grieving siblings, and Netflix yuletide comedy Christmas Inheritance.

While promoting Love After Love, MacDowell spoke about how surprised she was at the sight of her 59-year-old self. She was shooting her first nude scene all she can remember is "how sad I looked." She added, "the only reason I could do that is because I know that sadness. That to me made me feel more vulnerable than being naked. It had no effect on me, being naked, which is fascinating."

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