Matthew Lawrence Claims His Agency ‘Fired’ Him for Refusing to Strip in Front of a Famous Director

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Matthew Lawrence, an American actor and singer who has been in the entertainment industry since childhood, recently opened up about feeling uncomfortable during past auditions.

In the April 28 episode of his Brotherly Love recap podcast, Lawrence revealed that he had been propositioned to get a role in a Marvel project by a very prominent Oscar award-winning director.

However, the director showed up in his robe and asked him to take his clothes off, claiming that he needed to take Polaroids of him.

“There’s been many times in my life where I’ve been propositioned to get a huge role,” Lawrence said. “Not a lot of guys, in my opinion, have come out and talked about this in the industry. Now, granted, it’s probably about a third of what women go through. Men go through this as well, whether it’s a woman or another man in power.”

Lawrence further claimed that his former agent let him go as a client just because he “left this director’s room.” He declined to name the director and his former agent.

The Mrs. Doubtfire actor and his siblings, Joey Lawrence and Andrew Lawrence, had opened their podcast episode by discussing the #MeToo movement and sexual harassment in Hollywood.

Joey also shared his experience, saying, “For me, when those moments arose — and there were plenty, obviously — it was just a principle thing for me. I just wasn’t gonna do it and I lost out on a lot of parts too, big movie parts.”