Natasha Lyonne has shared a creepy story about James Woods hitting on her during the filming of Scary Movie 2 as part of a darkly comedic riff on the history of sexual assault in Hollywood that left even Conan O’Brien uncomfortable.
The actor told the story during her recent appearance on the Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend podcast after revisiting her earlier experience with Marlon Brando holding her boob as part of the script for Scary Movie 2 before he dropped out due to illness.
Woods replaced Brando as Father McFeely in the scene, a spoof of The Exorcist in which Lyonne plays Megan Voorhees, a parody of Linda Blair’s possessed character from the original movie. Speaking on the podcast, Lyonne remembered Woods “hitting on me as a teenager in full monster makeup,” adding, “It’s a crazy move, dude.” Watch the segment below.
Lyonne went on to acknowledge that Woods is “a great actor” despite being “a Republican psychopath” and cited his performance in Sergio Leone’s Once Upon a Time in America as an example of how there can be “multiple truths” about people.
O’Brien added, “You see all facets of the human condition. You see the high and the low.” Going further, Lyonne brought up Brando’s role in 1972’s Last Tango in Paris, in which his character anally rapes teenage actor Maria Schneider.