Zoe Kravitz is speaking out about her own experience with sexual harassment, opening up about an incident with a director on set. Kravitz told Rolling Stone that the experience occurred when she was “19 or 20.” “I won’t name names, because I don’t want to ruin anyone’s life, but I definitely worked with a director who made me very uncomfortable,” she continued. “I was young — maybe 19 or 20 — and we were on location, staying at the same hotel. And it was full-on: ‘Can I come inside your room?’ Just totally inappropriate.”
The actress said that the director would come to the makeup trailer and touch her hair or ask her to “turn around” in her costume. Kravitz joins a number of women in Hollywood who have spoken out about being harassed or assaulted by powerful men. Westworld‘s Thandie Newton has been open about her own horrifying experience, detailing the exploitative nature of Hollywood. And, in a 2017 piece for The New York Times, Lupita Nyong’o opened up about being sexually harassed by Harvey Weinstein. Kravitz added in her interview with Rolling Stone that director’s and those on set need to understand that “it’s just never OK for someone to do that. Especially when they’re in a position of power.”