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‘First Man’ Actress Recalls Wanting to ‘Violently Hurt’ #MeToo Protester

Claire Foy, star of 'The Crown,' said a Brett Kavanaugh supporter angered her on a recent trip to Washington

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Actress Claire Foy was not too happy with a #MeToo protester when she made a recent trip to Washington, D.C., for the premiere of her film “First Man,” which is currently flopping in theaters.

Foy, 34, told The Hollywood Reporter she saw a single dissenter at protests against now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, and it made her furious.

The man was wearing a shirt that read “#MeTooFraud.”

“I just want to rip it up,” she said. The actress then asked the man why he had press credentials.

The man, according to the actress, described himself as an “editorialist.”

“How dare you write ‘#MeTooFraud’ on a placard?” Foy said. “It just breaks my heart, how other human beings just care so little about people. That person must not have any idea of what those women have been through. I have a real problem with people not understanding the effect that they have on other people.”

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She said the man’s position made her want to get violent.

“That makes me want to violently hurt him, which is obviously bad,” she said. “I can’t. Because he’s a lot stronger than I am … It would completely undermine my position.”

The actress, best known for her role on television’s “The Crown,” said men like the one she saw currently feel threatened by the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements.

“They feel vulnerable because women are becoming more powerful, so they want to put us in our place to let us know we’re weak and we’re feeble and we’re emotional,” she said. “Why do we need to be controlled? Why are we so dangerous? We are really powerful. We can bring people into the world. We have the capacity to hold children in our bodies. They can’t do that. I admire men and think they are amazing. So why does it have to be a competition?”

Like any good modern entertainer, Foy also managed to work in a shot against the president.

When she saw the Washington Monument, she said, “All powerful! D.C. is where the giant penis of America lives. In more ways than one.”

Besides currently starring in “First Man,” which depicts America’s trip to the moon, Foy will next be seen leading “The Girl in the Spider’s Web,” which hits theaters on November 9.

For more on Foy’s thoughts on the #MeToo movement and the upcoming “The Girl in the Spider’s Web,” check out the video below:

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