Please refresh the page and retry. How does an audience now watch Frida, the Weinstein-produced biopic about Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, when viewers are aware the producer coerced its star, Selma Hayekinto performing a nude lesbian love scene — saying he would pull the movie if she refused? When you know that love scene was intended purely to sate the perversions of one crude bully, it loses all its luminosity.
In a piece for the New York TimesSalma alleged that she was sexually harassed by Weinstein while filming the film Frida. The year-old actress claimed she was asked to let Weinstein watch her take a shower, to accept oral sex, to take a shower with him and to get naked with another woman — all of which she refused. Weinstein regards Salma Hayek as a first-class actress and cast her in several of his movies, among them Once Upon a Time in Mexico, Dogma, and Studio
In one of the most vivid accounts yet of Harvey Weinstein's alleged abuse and harassment, Salma Hayek says the disgraced movie mogul turned the making of her passion project, the Frida Kahlo biopic "Frida," into a nightmare after the actress refused Weinstein's relentless advances. Her refusals — of massages, showers and sex — enraged him, she wrote. Hayek, who regularly starred in films released by Weinstein's Miramax in the s, credited Weinstein with helping her start her career.
In a chilling opinion piece in The New York TimesActress Salma Hayek recounts the sexual harassment she endured from then Miramax chief Harvey Weinstein over the course of developing and producing one of the most acclaimed bisexual feature films of this century. He would let me finish the film if I agreed to do a sex scene with another woman. And he demanded full-frontal nudity…. I arrived on the set the day we were to shoot the scene that I believed would save the movie.
Behind the scenes of FridaHarvey Weinstein terrorized Salma Hayek, bombarding her with sexual advances, private insults, and unreasonable demands. He has denied all allegations of nonconsensual sex. He bought the rights to the project, and Hayek signed on to star and produce.
Hayek with Geoffrey Rush. Read the entire statement below. While Jennifer Lopez was interested in playing Frida and at the time was a bigger star, Mr.
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Through a spokesperson, Weinstein denied any malicious intent or behavior toward Hayek. Hayek, who spent nearly a decade trying to get the film made, claimed in her op-ed Wednesday morning that Weinstein threatened the making of the film because she turned down numerous demands for sexual favors. While Jennifer Lopez was interested in playing Frida and at the time was a bigger star, Mr.
The year-old producer responded in a statement through his rep Wednesday after Hayek accused Weinstein of sexual harassment, including the demanding of a "senseless" lesbian sex scene in the film, which Weinstein's company Miramax produced. Weinstein does not recall pressuring Salma to do a gratuitous sex scene with a female costar and he was not there for the filming," the rep said, according to Deadline. Hayek with Geoffrey Rush. She said the producer insisted on including the lesbian sex scene after she rejected his repeated sexual advances and multiple attempts to shut down the movie.