Courtney Love Says She Quit Acting "After a Bunch of #MeToo" Incidents
Published Feb 19, 2021While Courtney Love is arguably better known for her prolific music career, her work in film — "one of the greatest experiences" of her life, she calls it — is also pretty impressive. Despite her love of acting, however, the Hole singer has just revealed that she was forced to take a step back from the industry after experiencing a number of "#MeToo" incidents.
"I love acting," she wrote in an Instagram post. "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. Maybe, in my next life I'll be stronger & able to endure it. I tip my hat to those who can. It was super fun though."
She continued: "I sure do miss acting sometimes. To the tune of a great director, [it's] 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."
In her post, Love didn't name any parties involved in these alleged incidents, though in the past, she has spoken out against disgraced filmmaker and convicted rapist, Harvey Weinstein.
Though she may not be acting as much as she would like to, Love has been able to nab a few gigs in recent years. In the 2010s, she had recurring roles on Sons of Anarchy, Empire and Revenge, and her IMDb page indicates that she currently has a couple of projects on the go. During her heyday, Love's breakthrough role in the 1996 film The People vs. Larry Flynt earned her a Golden Globe nomination.
See her post below.