Actress Andie MacDowell revealed that she suffered a hysterical meltdown while on a Hollywood set that caused her to fall to her knees. The celebrity blames her panic attack on former President Trump and on discovering that the production crew and cast were a “sea of men.”
In an interview with Marie Claire, MacDowell — who experienced most of her Hollywood success and fame in the 1990s in movies such as “Groundhog’s Day” and “Four Weddings and a Funeral” — admitted that she suffered a meltdown in 2016 soon after Trump was elected as president.
“I had this kind of crazy experience, right after Trump got elected,” MacDowell said. “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,” the actress explained. “I was getting ready to shoot something, and I turned around and it’s, like, a room full of men. Like, a sea of men. It flashed on something that was personal for me. And I dropped to my knees.”
“I left the room, and went into this fake bathroom on the set, and looked at myself in the mirror and said, ‘Get your s**t together,’” MacDowell recalled.
“It just freaked me out, not seeing any other women,” she continued. “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,” MacDowell added. “For comfort.”
The 64-year-old actress stated that, since the #MeToo movement — which began in October of 2017 after the exposure of sexual abuse accusations against Hollywood film producer Harvey Weinstein — things have improved on movie sets.
“MeToo has been interesting — you do see the difference on set,” MacDowell said. “There are a lot more women.”
The actress did not name the movie or TV series that she was working on when she experienced the Trump-induced meltdown, but a little digging on IMDB shows that she was starring as the character Bertie Geiss on the TV show “Model Woman” in 2016. MacDowell also appeared in four movies and one TV series that were released in 2017.
Social media users responding to the interview were quick to call the actress out for being overdramatic, with many pointing out that she was likely fishing for attention as her peak as an actress has been over for quite a while now.
“Anything to be relevant again,” one Twitter user commented.
“Drama queens be dramatic,” another wrote.
“I wonder if the AMA has published a diagnosis yet for Trump Derangement Syndrome?” another user asked.