Mena Suvari Recalls ‘Weird’ Face With Kevin Spacey

In her new memoir, “The Terrific Peace,” Mena Suvari recalls a “weird” minute with Kevin

  • In her new memoir, “The Terrific Peace,” Mena Suvari recalls a “weird” minute with Kevin Spacey.
  • She stated he brought her into a space with a bed on the “American Beauty” set and he held her on it.
  • “I failed to know how much he was likely to consider it,” she wrote in the reserve.

Mena Suvari recently opened up about a second she shared with Kevin Spacey on the set of “American Magnificence” about 20 many years in the past.

In her future memoir “The Great Peace” (on sale commencing July 27), the actress, who rose to fame starring in this sort of motion pictures as the 1999 comedy “American Pie” and the exact year’s Oscar-successful “American Beauty,” recalled a instant on the established of “Magnificence” when Spacey led her into a private area in between taking pictures.

“Kevin took me into a compact home with a bed and we laid upcoming to each other, me dealing with towards him when he held me flippantly,” Suvari, who was 20 many years outdated at the time, wrote in her new e-book.

In the movie, Suvari performs significant schooler Angela and Spacey performs Lester Burnham, a a lot more mature married man who is infatuated with her. Angela and Lester share an personal instant in his residing home, and Suvari discussed that this powering-the-scenes instant with Spacey took place ahead of they shot that scene.

“I was not absolutely sure if Kevin was intrigued in me or not,” Suvari went on to write. “My head quickly went to that area, and I did not know how far he was heading to choose it or how I was going to respond if he did go there.”

She ongoing: “But he failed to. We just lay there, acquiring near and snug, and it was this sort of a genius move on his section. When we shot the scene together on the sofa, I was in a whole other headspace, and in the moment when Lester caresses Angela and tells her she is gorgeous and distinctive, I considered him.”

Insider achieved out to Spacey’s consultant for remark but did not quickly get a response.

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

Kevin Spacey and Mena Suvari in “American Magnificence.”


“American Natural beauty,” which focuses on a family (starring Spacey and Annette Bening as the parents and Thora Birch as their daughter) in a downward spiral, went on to develop into a surprise hit in 1999 and win five Oscars, including finest photograph and finest actor for Spacey.

In a latest interview with Men and women, Suvari stated she has imagined again on the working day she was held by Spacey (now contacting it “peaceful but strange and uncommon”) just after he was accused by a number of adult men of sexual misconduct again in 2017.

“My heart goes out to any person who suffers abuse,” Suvari instructed Men and women.

In her memoir, Suvari, now 42, opens up about her very own sexual abuse and drug habit, which include currently being raped when she was in sixth quality and afterwards experimenting with medication as a teen in Los Angeles’ rave scene.

Suvari reported doing the job on videos like “American Attractiveness” had been the delighted times for her throughout that time in her life.

Kevin Spacey next to Mena Suvari

Kevin Spacey and Mena Suvari in 2006.

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“Inspite of the extremes of my character and the vulnerability demanded of me, the moments of flirtation and sexual strength that bookended the tears… I really had pleasurable enjoying Angela,” Suvari wrote in her e-book.

Next the sexual misconduct allegations from Spacey that led to him remaining fired from Netflix’s “Household of Cards,” Spacey is making an attempt a comeback. He was lately forged in the Italian film “L’uomo Che Disegno Dio” (The Male Who Drew God).

In June, a federal judge dismissed all claims by one particular of two guys suing Spacey in excess of sexual misconduct in the 1980s just after the accuser refused to recognize himself publicly.

The other plaintiff is actor Anthony Rapp, the first accuser to appear forward in 2017, who alleged that Spacey made undesirable sexual improvements toward him at Spacey’s residence in 1986, when Rapp was 14.

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