Rebel Wilson opened up in a recent interview about her horrifying #MeToo experience with a co-star on one of her projects.

MORE: Rebel Wilson is considering surrogacy and ‘going for motherhood by myself’

The actress spoke to People for her cover story about why she ensured that everyone working on her latest project, Senior Year, felt protected and respected.

Loading the player…

VIDEO: Rebel Wilson opens up about illness that changed her life

“Because there’s a lot of young cast in the film, I wanted to make sure there’s a lot of respect for everybody,” she shared.

She then revealed that a previous experience influenced this decision, saying that she had been harassed by a male co-star she didn’t name.

MORE: Rebel Wilson shares bittersweet and chaotic glimpse into Senior Year

RELATED: The cast of Senior Year and where you’ve seen them before

“He called me into a room and pulled down his pants,” she explained, adding that he also asked her to perform a lewd act in front of her friends. 

 

 

 

 

 

View this post on Instagram

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A post shared by Rebel Wilson (@rebelwilson)

Rebel opened up about the experience in People

The entire incident was “awful and disgusting,” relating to the #MeToo movement. “And all the behavior afterwards — this was all before #MeToo — where they kind of tried to destroy me and my career. If it had happened after #MeToo, then I could have just blasted them.”

She did mention, however, that because of her experience with and education in law, explaining that she “documented it” and “got certain things in writing about what happened.”

MORE: Rebel Wilson surprises with photo from hospital as fans show their support

MORE: Rebel Wilson reveals she ‘met them through a friend’ as she talks new partner

“Definitely amongst industry circles, I made sure people knew what happened,” the Pitch Perfect star added as she mused on why she stayed in that situation. 

“I should have left. It wasn’t worth it. But at the same time, I was like, ‘Oh well, do the right thing, be a professional and finish the movie.’ Now I would never do that.

 

 

 

 

 

View this post on Instagram

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A post shared by Rebel Wilson (@rebelwilson)

The event made the actress want to cultivate a comfortable environment during Senior Year

“I thought even complaining to my agency was a big step. And to complain to the studio. I found out I was like the fourth person to complain about the guy. Such gross behavior, but a lot of women have had it way worse.”

Read more HELLO! US stories here

Like this story? Sign up to our newsletter to get other stories like this delivered straight to your inbox.

HELLO! RECOMMENDS