Bella Thorne She Lost A Role At Age 10 Because The Casting Director Accused Her Of “Flirting With Him”
It’s been a while since we checked in with Bella Thorne, the former Disney star turned OnlyFans jizzillionaire. Deadline reports that, during a recent appearance on Emily Ratajkowski’s podcast, High Low With EmRata, Bella shared an extremely disturbing story from her years as a child actress. She tells Emily that, at the age of 10, she was passed over for an acting job because the casting director accused her of “flirting with him.” Apparently, Bella’s “flirting” made this adult man “really uncomfortable.” Um… what in the Dan Schneider?!
“I had a director give me feedback once and I was 10,” the 25-year-old actress shared. “The casting director calls my agent and the agent calls my mom, and they’re like, ‘So she’s not moving forward because the director felt like she was flirting with him and it made him really uncomfortable,’” Thorne recalled. “What the f— are you talking about, man?! I don’t give a f— what I said! I don’t care if I said, ‘Eat my p—y right now’! [I was] 10 years old. Why, why, would you ever think that?”
Emily responded to that, saying the casting director “feeling that” was the real issue. True. A young girl trying to impress an adult in an audition… that’s not her trying to flirt; that’s her desperately trying to land a job so her family’s electricity doesn’t get shut off. Bella added that meetings with casting directors are so short she wouldn’t have even had a chance to “flirt”:
“Also, you’re in a director session,” Thorne noted. “You can’t really say or do much. You do the scene, you say ‘hello,’ you walk out. There’s no time to like, ‘Let me go sit on your lap or make you feel uncomfortable.’ What the f— are you talking about, man?”
In her 2019 book, Bella confessed to being molested by the same man from the ages of 6 to 14. This would have overlapped with her starring role on Disney Channel’s “Shake It Up,” which began shooting when she was 12 and wrapped up when she was 16. Bella wrote that being sexually abused for so many years left her feeling “ashamed and disgusted.” On Emily’s podcast, she says that the casting director incident also left her with guilt and shame:
“I’m trying to find almost fault in myself,” she said. “Like: ‘What did you do, Bella? What did you do that made him feel like this? And every time I’m like, ‘Bella, stop it.’ Even that thought right there is becoming part of the problem … it drives me crazy.”
Emily says that, if people need a more fucked up story about Hollywood and pedophilia and the sexualization of children, “I don’t know that there is one.” Ohhh, I dunno. Did she read Jennette’s McCurdy’s book? There’s some doozies in there. And what about Corey Feldman’s tales about Hollywood pedo-rings? I guess the moral of the story is… everyone’s a fucking creep? Don’t put your kids in the biz? Maybe it’s OK if California eventually falls into the ocean?
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