Actress Debra Messing recently opened up about a different, yet still horrifying, experience she had while filming a movie more than 20 years ago that made her become more vocal about women’s rights today.

While speaking at the MAKERS conference in Paso Robles, CA, Messing told about an exchange she had with a director on one of her first acting jobs for the movie, A Walk in the Clouds back in 1995.

“I’d never been on a film before,” she said in the interview. “I was doing a love scene with Keanu Reeves. We started filming and the very famous director screamed ‘cut’ and said, ‘How quickly can we get a plastic surgeon in here? Her nose is ruining my movie.'”