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Claire Foy reveals director who was “very unkind” to her on first acting job
The Crown star said the director of the BBC’s Being Human pilot made her feel “bullied” while filming the 2008 show.Foy didn’t actually name the individual, but Declan O’Dwyer is credited as the director of the Being Human pilot episode.Speaking on Josh Horowitz’s Happy Sad Confused podcast, Foy accused O’Dwyer of bullying her and giving the “worst note” she has ever received from a director.Foy claimed that he told her to “start acting, darling” as she filmed scenes as the character Julia. “I didn’t know what I was doing and he shouted it at me,” the Emmy-winning actress recalled.She was being interviewed alongside her All of Us Strangers co-star Andrew Scott, who replied: “Oh that’s horrible.”Foy added: “It’s taken me a long time to accept that it was actually a very unkind thing to do to a 23-year-old on their first job ever.“Instead of taking them under your wing and helping them, just shouting at them in front of everyone … Sometimes not very nice directors need someone to bully on set and I was like that person.”Foy went on to claim that O’Dwyer “doesn’t really work anymore,” to which Scott responded: “But you fucking do.”Foy’s claim wasn’t entirely accurate, however, since O’Dwyer has been attached to a number of notable projects in recent years, including PBS series Miss Scarlet and The Duke.