I’ve been watching a story unfolding over the last few days with much concern.
A Portuguese actress by the name of Lidia Franco had apparently made claims in a recent interview that she had ‘A Very Bad Experience’ filming 2018’S movie ‘The Man Who Killed Don Quixote’.
She claimed that Adam Driver “might be great as an actor, but he is a terrible person and does not deserve for us to be here now talking about him,” and “He behaved very badly with me. Physically. He attacked me.”
Of course this was very worrying for me as a HUGE fan.
I found it difficult to believe and after lots of recent claims with other actors I know how damaging such claims can be to an actor’s career.
Don’t get me wrong, if the allegations are true, then the actor/s in question deserve every thing coming to them, even Adam.
However, I like to think that I know Adam pretty well.
I see and hear people talking about him all the time and he is seen as an incredibly humble, reclusive, compassionate, generous and hard working man. Directors are fighting to work with him and co-stars gush about him in interviews.
This allegation against him just didn’t make sense.
Daisy Ridley, who worked with Adam in Star Wars episodes 7, 8 and 9 has said in interviews…..
“I love working with Adam,” “He is a phenomenal actor, and is always so immersed in the character, that it is not difficult to act with him. In the torture scene in Episode VII, everything was very complex. We were repeating takes for a long time, and I remember thinking, ‘How will I get to that same point with each new attempt?’ And Adam was so into the scene, and gave me so much time…I don’t know if anyone else would have done that.”
She goes on….
“We were filming a big fight scene and we were like, ‘Are you okay? Is everything alright? Is the distance good? ”There has always been a concern for each other’s safety and well-being,” she says.
Adam doesn’t hold back in fight scenes and as a tall, broad and looming figure, he comes across as very intimidating.
At the end of the day, he is working with ‘professionals’ who know this and he is meticulous when it comes to training and choreography. There is NO WAY Adam would attack anyone physically on purpose. It’s just not in his nature.
It has been a relief to see today that the actress in question has admitted that “nothing happened and it was all a misunderstanding”
It turns out that she is upset because she thinks she was cut from the movie, even though she is still in the credits”!
It looks like this actress didn’t get Adam’s acting style one little bit.
He is very much a method actor and will stay in character on set during the duration of filming.
If his character is a dick, then Adam is pretty much a dick all the time on set, BUT… at the end of the day he always says thank you to the people he’s working with, including the extras.
He comes across as a bit of a diva while he’s working but that is simply so he can maintain his character and do the best job possible.
This actress seems to have used this as an excuse to make this totally ridiculous claim.
“Malicious and cruel bitch!!”
Thankfully Adam is not on social media so has probably missed the worst part about all of this, however, it did make it onto the US national news services so he’s probably fully aware of all the hoo ha. Poor guy.
It looks like the only career that’s been damaged is hers.