Claire Foy wanted to ‘violently hurt’ a man over Brett Kavanaugh hearings

Safeeyah Kazi
Angry: The actress admitted she had to keep her cool at the time: AFP/Getty Images

Claire Foy wanted to “violently hurt” a man after he held up a “#MeTooFraud” sign during the controversial Brett Kavanaugh hearings.

The 34-year-old told how her heart “breaks” over individuals who “care so little” about others amid the sexual misconduct allegations levelled against US Supreme Court member Kavanaugh.

Crown star Foy was confronted by a Kavanaugh supporter during an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. She said: “How dare you write #MeTooFraud on a placard? It just breaks my heart, how other human beings just care so little about people.

“That person must not have any idea of what those women have been through. I have a real problem with people not understanding the effect that they have on other people.

No support: Claire Foy blasted a Brett Kavanaugh supporter (Reuters)

“That makes me want to violently hurt him. Which is obviously bad. I can’t. Because he’s a lot stronger than I am. It would completely undermine my position.”

Foy went on to comment on sexism and the gender pay gap, saying she feels men have become “vulnerable.”

Strong: Claire Foy praised women over their ability to speak out as part of #MeToo (AP)

Quizzed on why she believes men are angry at women, the actress said: “They feel vulnerable because women are becoming more powerful, so they want to put us in our place to let us know we’re weak and we’re feeble and we’re emotional.

“Why do we need to be controlled? Why are we so dangerous? We are really powerful. We can bring people into the world.

“We have the capacity to hold children in our bodies. They can’t do that. I admire men and think they are amazing. So why does it have to be a competition?”

Foy has recently highlighted her passion for the subject by taking on the role of Lisbeth Salander in upcoming film The Girl in the Spider’s Web.

She told how her character’s objective is to “make men pay” by putting them in a position where they experience vulnerability.