But the Molly's Game star has since realized how defining that moment was and how it helped her recognize her own strength (both mental and physical).
"I always look back on that moment as knowing that, OK, if anything happens to me, I’m capable of fighting back. He never messed with me again. "
"If you allow a bully to intimidate or victimize you, they’ll continue to do it. Bullies are actually weak; they don’t go after strong people.”
The 40-year-old actress has since given her leg a rest and used her voice to fight back against several social issues, including gender inequality, defunding DACA, and sexual harassment by standing in solidarity with movements like #MeToo and #TimesUp.