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Courtney Love says she quit acting after ‘a bunch of #MeToo’ incidents

‘No one would believe me, and it wouldn’t stop. So I left’

Courtney Love has revealed that she gave up acting after experiencing what she calls “a bunch of #MeToos”. The Hole frontwoman makes the claim as she reflects on the few years she was a professional actress in a new Instagram post. 

“For a few years, because of Milos Forman, I was a professional actress and a movie star,” she writes. “It was fun as hell.” Forman cast Love as one of the leads in his 1996 film The People vs Larry Flynt, a performance that went on to earn her a Golden Globe nomination. Love also featured in the director’s 1999 film Man on the Moon.

“I love acting,” Love says, but adds: “I stopped being capable of it after a bunch of #metoos. No one would believe me, and it wouldn’t stop. So I left, and it left. And I’m good with it.” Love didn’t speak further about the #MeToo incidents, though she has previously been outspoken about industry figures abusing their power, warning actors to avoid the disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein back in 2005.

“I sure do miss acting sometimes,” she continues. “To the tune of a great director. One of the greatest experiences, as a woman you can have, I think. All the glamour that comes after that is fun, flamboyant, gorgeous ! But the trust one can achieve with a great director? It’s one of the most profound things I’ve ever known.”

After a long hiatus from acting, Love did eventually return for some smaller parts, including a role in the 2017 TV movie on the Menendez brothers, who were infamously convicted of murdering their parents in 1989. More recently, she announced that she’s been working on a solo album, and hinted at the possibility of a Hole reunion.