Courtney Love has alleged that « a lot of #MeToo incidents » led her to put her acting career on hiatus.
The Hole singer reflected on a « very fun » period in the late 1990s when she turned to acting and won a Golden Globe for The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996). But in the same post, she stated that she « stopped being able » to act due to « a lot of #metoos » that led her to leave the profession.
« Nobody believed me, and I wouldn’t stop. So I left, and he left, » Love wrote in the message under several red carpet photos of the time.
He continued: « And I’m fine with it. Maybe, in my next life I’ll be stronger and able to bear it .. Hats off to those who can. But it was super fun. »
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In another part of the post, Love recalled his good times working with the director of The People vs. Larry Flynt, Milos Forman. Alongside an archival clip of Forman praising Love’s performance, Love wrote: « For a few years, thanks to Milos Forman, I was a professional actress and movie star.
« I love being here in England. But I sure miss acting sometimes. To the beat of a great director. One of the best experiences that, as a woman, you can have, I think. All the glamor that comes after is fun, extravagant , beautiful.
« But the confidence you can achieve with a great director? It’s one of the deepest things I’ve ever known. »
Love has acted in productions since then, including television roles in Sons Of Anarchy, Empire, and Revenge. He also starred in the 2017 TV movie Menendez: Blood Brothers and recently wrapped production on the upcoming James Franco film The Long Home.
The accusations of the musician and actress come a month after actress Kathy Bates referred to the #MeToo movement, saying « times were different » when she began her career in the 70s. « In my time, if you went up to a guy’s hotel room, you knew exactly why you were going, « he said in an interview with The Guardian.
NME has reached out to Love’s representatives for comment.