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Portuguese actress Lídia Franco exposed Adam Driver's violent behavior on set of the 2018 movie "The Man Who Killed Don Quixote", directed by Terry Gilliam and starring the actor. During a podcast that is making headlines in Portuguese media today, the 76-year-old actress accused her American colleague of “behaving very badly” and having bad attitudes. “Good actor but terrible person”, she guarantees.
"I had a terrible experience making that movie because of Adam Driver. He 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", the actress began by stressing. "He behaved very badly with me. Physically. He attacked me. [...] And it had nothing to do with the scene. It's very serious. [...] Their hands were tied [the members of the production] and could not do anything […] It was an attack camouflaged with a chair”, she says in an uncomfortable tone.
Lídia Franco also revealed the requirements that Adam Driver imposed on the production of the film.
"One of the things he started doing in Spain was to demand that, in rehearsals, all technicians leave the stage. He demanded this and continued to do so in Portugal, but some Portuguese technicians refused. He said 'turn around', I saw at least one leaving the studio," she recalls, realizing that this was a requirement indicated in the actor's contract.
"He demanded, I think by contract, that no one could look at him. If they looked, the extras were immediately fired. And it happened," reveals the Portuguese artist.
Even with the distressing situations, Lídia Franco did not want to give up on the international project, despite having discussed it with the film's crew. The actress explains that she was given permission to abandon the film by production as they lamented being legally unable to take action.
"They came to me and said, 'Lídia, what he's doing is awful, but by contract we cannot do anything. You are free, if you want, to leave.' And I said I will not abandon this film. So I stayed there, putting up with him," added the actress.
This is not the first time the Portuguese has criticized Driver's behavior. Last year, Franco confessed that she had “hated” working with the American, in an interview with Portuguese magazine TV7 Dias, “I hated working with Adam Driver, truly hated. Terrible colleague! He treated everyone badly." "He was disrespectful towards the extras… More than just being disrespectful… But it's best to be silent about what he did, otherwise I might even be called a liar," she said at the time.
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