The Sex and the City actress went on to reveal that a well-known actor - in her words, "a very big movie star" - once behaved so inappropriately with her on set that she had to ask her management to step in. Without revealing her male co-star's name, Parker said he was "behaving, not only inappropriately, but perhaps even I would say, [he wasn't] living up to contractual obligations as well."
“I didn't feel entirely in a position — no matter what my role was on set — I didn't feel as powerful as the man who was behaving inappropriately, which ... strikes me as just stunning to say out loud, because there were plenty of occasions where it was happening and I was in a different position and I was as powerful. I mean, I had every right to say, ‘This is inappropriate.’ I could have felt safe in going to a superior,” she said.
Eventually, Parker says the situation got so bad she asked her manager to step in for the first time in her career. “I felt I was no longer able to convey how uncomfortable this was making me, how inappropriate it was," she said. “[My agent] said to them, ‘If this continues, I have sent her a ticket, a one-way ticket out of this city’ — where I was shooting — ‘and she will not be returning.’"
"The nature of the person who I felt was really the instigator, this was a grown man, a very big movie star and, you know, he was baked, meaning his personality, it was cooked,” she continued. “He was a formed person and that wasn’t going to change. But [after the intervention], I felt certainly better and safer, like I could finish what I had agreed to do... I didn’t have to be coy any longer, and I didn’t have to dread a potential conversation. I didn’t have to listen to jokes about me, or my figure, or what people thought they could talk me into doing … All these men. All these men. That stopped.”
This article originally appeared on marie claire Australia