A Petal of Irony

In 2003 a disgusted looking Mena Suvari marched into the flower department at Whole Foods in West Hollywood carrying a bunch of wilted rose stems. She told the clerk “I bought these yesterday and this is what’s left. All the petals fell off!” Ironically it was her red rose petal scene in American Beauty, that made Mena famous. She rejected replacements and got a $39.98 credit slip for the two dozen dead flowers instead.

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