The election of Donald Trump and a room full of men sent actress Andie MacDowell into what she says was her first panic attack.
“I had this kind of crazy experience, right after Trump was elected. I was really bothered that nobody seemed to care about the vagina[-grabbing] comment; I had become really sad. I went to do a job, a day of work, and I had my first-ever panic attack,” said the groundhog day said the star in an interview with Marie Claire.
“I was getting ready to shoot something, and I turn around and it’s, like, a room full of men. Like a sea of men. He flashed on something that was personal to me. And I fell to my knees. I left the room and went to this fake bathroom on set, looked at myself in the mirror and said, “Come together.”
Andie MacDowell didn’t mention the film she was making, but said the experience “freaked me out that I didn’t see any other women. It’s not that I have anything against men. I do not know! I don’t like large groups of them. Since then, I’ve become very aware of looking around and finding the women on set. For comfort.”
We’ve seen dozens of Hollywood celebrities share their stories of anguish and despair, of Trump-induced trauma.
Actor Robert De Niro said Trump beating Hillary Clinton in 2016 left him “very depressed” and feeling like he “did after 9/11”.
Amy Schumer recently confessed that Trump’s election left her “totally depressed and with nothing useful to say.”
If the past is a prologue and Trump runs again in 2024, these celebrities could be triggered again.