Jane Seymour Reveals Sexual Harassment Once Caused Her To Quit Acting

The Live and Let Die actress just opened up about her own experience with sexual misconduct in Hollywood.

On Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, Jane Seymour visited Megyn Kelly Today and revealed that she'd been harassed by "the single most powerful man" in the entertainment industry early on in her career.

"I was told to go to his house because he was having a big screening of a movie with lots of people, and before the people came, he was going to show me this little test," the 66-year-old told host Megyn Kelly. "You have to understand, this guy was the single most powerful man in Hollywood at the time — I mean the most!"

However, when she arrived at his home, Seymour claimed that no one else was there. She said that the man, who she did not name "out of respect" as he'd died a decade earlier, told her, "You're amazing. You're fantastic. I'm so excited. I've told everyone that you're the perfect person for our movie — the director and everybody. And now it's your turn."

Though she'd thought the man had meant she had to deliver an amazing audition, Seymour described how he'd apparently had other ideas. She said he placed his hand on her thigh and said, "You know what you have to do."

Having tried to inch away from him, Seymour soon got up from the couch they were sitting on and asked him to call her a cab. While he did arrange for her ride, he was, according to her, furious. "If you ever tell anyone that you were ever here, let alone what happened, you will never work again anywhere, anywhere in the world," he allegedly told her.

As a result of the alleged incident, Seymour said she quit acting for a year, returning to England from the United States. But she did eventually give Hollywood another go, as we all know. And, while she did run into the same man again, it'd appear that she was fortunate enough to be able to avoid similar situations from then on.

As Nicki Swift previously reported, a number of men in Hollywood have been called out for sexual misconduct in recent months, following the exposure of movie producer Harvey Weinstein's alleged history of sexual harassment, sexual assault, and rape.