The actress has told that this happened three years before she was chosen to be part of Shake it up.
The American actress and model Bella Thorne, known worldwide since she starred as a child in the Disney Chanel series “Shake It Up”, has revealed in a podcast appearance in “High Low with EmRata” of the model Emily Ratajkowski a tough success that happened when she was starting her career and was only 10 years old.
In one of her interventions Bella, who is currently 25 years old, said that when she was a child she was sexualized by a director who believed she was flirting with him during an audition, which is why she lost her job.
“A director once gave me his opinion when I was 10. The casting director called my agent and he called my mother, and they said, ‘She’s not going to move on because the director felt she was flirting with him and that made him feel really uncomfortabl’ “, Thorne said.
“What are you saying?! I don’t give a s**t what I said! I don’t care if I said, ‘eat my p**y right now!’ I was 10 years old… How could you even think that?” continued the ex Disney star quite angry.
“In a session with the director you really can’t say or do anything. You do the scene, you say ‘hello’ and you leave. There is no time to go sit on his lap or make him feel uncomfortable,” said the actress during her intervention in the podcast.
Although this episode was 15 years ago, Thorne admits that it continues to haunt her. “I try to blame myself. I say, ‘What did you do, Bella? What did you do that made him feel that way?'” she confessed. “It’s a thought that drives me crazy,” she added. This is due to that she doesn’t understand how anyone can think that a 10-year-old girl might be able to do that.
The co-star (along with actress Zendaya) of “Shake It Up” has had a complicated life. On her Instagram account Bella wrote in 2018 about the sexual abuse she had been subjected to as a child. “I was sexually and physically abused growing up from the day I can remember until I was 14… when I finally had the courage to close my door at night and sit next to it,” she published. “All bloody night. Waiting for someone to take advantage of my life again. Again and again I waited for it to stop and finally it did”. In spite of this she thinks that she did not know how to stop it in time because she had already involuntarily created a psychological bond with his abuser, what is known as Stockholm syndrome.
All these situations that have touched her have caused in Thorne a series of insecurities and traumas that continues to try to overcome today.