Andie MacDowell recalls first panic attack after Trump got elected that made her drop ‘to her knees’

Andie MacDowell recalled a ‘kind of crazy experience’ that happened to her after the 2016 presidential election.

During an interview with Marie Claire she shared that she arrived to set ‘right after Trump got elected’ in 2016 and was ‘really disturbed that nobody seemed to care about the vagina[-grabbing] comment.’

The St Elmo’s Fire star, 64, added, ‘I had gotten really sad. I went to do a job, a day’s work, and I had my very first panic attack. I was getting ready to shoot something, and I turn around and it’s, like, a roomful of men. Like, a sea of men.’ 

Panic attack: Andie MacDowell recalled a ‘kind of crazy experience’ that happened to her after the 2016 presidential election during an interview with Marie Claire; seen in 2021

She continued: ‘It flashed on something that was personal for me. And I dropped to my knees. I left the room, and went into this fake bathroom… and looked at myself in the mirror and said, “Get your s**t together.”‘

The Golden Globe Award winner admitted it ‘freaked’ her out ‘not seeing any other women.’

Despite clarifying she does not ‘have anything against men,’ the mother-of-three said she just doesn’t ‘like big groups of them.’

Disturbing: MacDowell was nodding to former President Donald Trump's infamous 'grab them by the p***y' comment during a 2005 conversation caught on a hot microphone, in which he vulgarly gloated about groping and trying to have sex with women as a public figure (pictured in January 2021)

Disturbing: MacDowell was nodding to former President Donald Trump’s infamous ‘grab them by the p***y’ comment during a 2005 conversation caught on a hot microphone, in which he vulgarly gloated about groping and trying to have sex with women as a public figure (pictured in January 2021)

‘Since then, I’ve become very conscious of looking around and finding the women on set. For comfort,’ the Maid star divulged.

MacDowell was nodding to former President Donald Trump’s infamous ‘grab them by the p***y’ comment during a 2005 conversation caught on a hot microphone, in which he vulgarly gloated about groping and trying to have sex with women as a public figure. The clip went viral in October, 2016. 

Following the rise of the #MeToo movement, an international campaign which sought to hold powerful men accountable for incidents of sexual assault, the performer stated ‘there are a lot more women’ on set.

When asked about working alongside some ‘famously difficult actors’ by the magazine, the former model joked she is ‘really good with difficult men.’

A lot of women felt the way Andie did: 'I had gotten really sad. I went to do a job, a day's work, and I had my very first panic attack,' she revealed. 'I was getting ready to shoot something, and I turn around and it's, like, a roomful of men. Like, a sea of men'; seen in 2019

A lot of women felt the way Andie did: ‘I had gotten really sad. I went to do a job, a day’s work, and I had my very first panic attack,’ she revealed. ‘I was getting ready to shoot something, and I turn around and it’s, like, a roomful of men. Like, a sea of men’; seen in 2019

Mother daughter duo: MacDowell also opened up about working alongside her youngest child Margaret Qualley on Netflix's hit drama Maid last year; seen in March 2022

Mother daughter duo: MacDowell also opened up about working alongside her youngest child Margaret Qualley on Netflix’s hit drama Maid last year; seen in March 2022

‘I have worked with so many difficult men!’ confirmed the South Carolina native, whose mom was a music teacher and dad a lumber executive. ‘I have great training, because I grew up in the South.’

MacDowell, who previously resided on a 3,000-acre working ranch outside Missoula to get out of Hollywood, also opened up about working alongside her youngest child Margaret Qualley on Netflix’s hit drama Maid.

During the project, the star said she would see her 27-year-old daughter on Sundays to ‘feed her really healthy food,’ get her a massage and run lines together.  

Proud mamma: As for both Margaret and sister Rainey, 32, working in the entertainment business, MacDowell said she 'taught them how to take care of themselves' (pictured in 2021)

Proud mamma: As for both Margaret and sister Rainey, 32, working in the entertainment business, MacDowell said she ‘taught them how to take care of themselves’ (pictured in 2021)

As for both Margaret and sister Rainey, 32, working in the entertainment business, MacDowell said she ‘taught them how to take care of themselves.’

‘I tried to teach them there are certain limits you can set. You’ve got to do self-care. It’s all about how you eat, protecting your sleep,’ the Lord Of The Apes alum noted. 

As for her own self-care routine, MacDowell said she has never been a ‘super party person’ and runs on at least nine to seven hours of sleep to function. 

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