Francis Ford Coppola, 85, accused of trying 'to kiss and scantily clad ... trends now

Francis Ford Coppola, 85, accused of trying 'to kiss topless and scantily clad ... trends now

Francis Ford Coppola has been accused of trying 'to kiss some of the topless and scantily clad female extras' who worked on his forthcoming film Megalopolis.

A report published Tuesday by The Guardian detailed the conduct of the Oscar-winning director, 85, amid the making of the motion picture, quoting multiple insiders who 'felt that Coppola could be "old school" in his behavior around women.'

Eyewitnesses told the outlet that during production of a scene at a club that the famed filmmaker 'came on to the set and tried to kiss some of the topless and scantily clad female extras.'

The Detroit-born director, who made The Godfather trilogy as well as Apocalypse Now (which also had a famously-chaotic production), is slated to premiere the film at the Cannes Film Festival this week.

Darren Demetre, a producer on the motion picture, explained to the outlet that Coppola had been trying to set a tone for the room with his actions during production of the club scene.

Francis Ford Coppola, 85, has been accused of trying 'to kiss some of the topless and scantily clad female extras' who worked on his forthcoming film Megalopolis. Pictured in 2022 in LA

Francis Ford Coppola, 85, has been accused of trying 'to kiss some of the topless and scantily clad female extras' who worked on his forthcoming film Megalopolis. Pictured in 2022 in LA

'There were two days when we shot a celebratory Studio 54-esque club scene where Francis walked around the set to establish the spirit of the scene by giving kind hugs and kisses on the cheek to the cast and background players,' Demetre said.

Demetre said that the filmmaker's hugging and kissing of performers 'was his way to help inspire and establish the club atmosphere, which was so important to the film.'

Demetre, who said he was 'one of the first assistant directors and an executive producer' of Megalopolis, added that he 'was never aware of any complaints of harassment or ill behavior during the course of the project.'

Demetre said that Coppola was successful in his execution in all aspects of making the motion picture, which features Adam Driver at the head of an ensemble cast.

'Francis successfully produced and directed an enormous independent film, making all the difficult

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