Minnie Driver says “Hard Rain” producers wouldn't let her wear wetsuit under shirt: 'They wanted to see my nipples'

Driver alleged that the 1998 movie crew made her feel like "an idiot" for wanting to wear the piece, and the film's costumer tells EW she provided Driver with a wetsuit.

Minnie Driver has alleged that producers behind her 1998 disaster movie Hard Rain made what she said was a brutal shoot in harsh conditions even more difficult following her request for a more sensible wardrobe.

During a recent interview with Jameela Jamil on her I Weigh podcast, Driver claimed that producers of the film — which also starred Morgan Freeman and Christian Slater — wouldn't let her wear a wetsuit under her costumes despite filming in "20 million gallons of water" throughout the shoot.

"It's set during this massive storm, there were huge rain machines. We shot crazy hours. It was tough," the 54-year-old told Jamil. "Everybody else could wear a wetsuit underneath their costume, and I was told by the producers that I couldn't because they wanted to see my nipples, and that there was no point in having the wet t-shirt if you couldn't have what was underneath it."

She said she was made to feel like she was "an idiot" if she didn't "understand that this is what's going on," and that she pushed back against the decision.

"I remember calling my agent. I then remember it being like, boy, people wouldn't speak to me on the set. I was so punished for it," she alleged. "It was leaked to the press that I called and complained about conditions, but it was as if there was nothing to complain about and I was just complaining."

In response to Entertainment Weekly's request for comment, a representative for Freeman said the actor "has no recollection of any part of this," and Hard Rain costume designer Kathleen Detoro told EW via email that she also does not recall on-set controversy as Driver described it.

Detoro added, however, that "the producers had me supply everyone including crew with wetsuits," and that the principal cast — including Driver — had access to wetsuit pieces, including "tops, bottoms, booties." She added that "the actors decide if they want to wear it or not."

EW has reached out to a representative for Driver for a response, as well as to representatives for distributors Paramount, Slater, and producers Bryce, Gordon, and Levinsohn.

<p>Paramount/courtesy Everett Collection</p> Minnie Driver in 'Hard Rain'

Paramount/courtesy Everett Collection

Minnie Driver in 'Hard Rain'

The film released the year after the debut of the London native's Oscar-nominated performance in 1997's Good Will Hunting.

Mikael Salomon directed the project, which followed associates of an armored truck driver who attempt to stop a ruthless gang from stealing $3 million amid a flood caused by a catastrophic storm.

Upon its release, the film earned largely negative reviews from critics and was a box office disappointment, grossing only $19.9 million on a reported $70 million budget.

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