When news broke earlier this year that famous movie producer Harvey Weinstein was accused of sexually assaulting dozens of women, it took a little while for female actresses like Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, and Ashley Judd to explain what exactly happened behind the scenes. Now, Nicole Kidman is finally addressing what it was really like to work with the 66-year-old.
Harvey and Nicole made several movies together like The Hours, Cold Mountain, and Lion and fortunately, she insists the producer never abused her on set. Luckily, her exchanges with him were “intermittent.” However, he would try to control what the actress could say while she was promoting a film. She told Variety, “He would get angry. My recollection of Harvey was never anything other than ‘Nicole, do this.’ I purposely kept my distance.”
The 51-year-old has been in the entertainment industry for quite some time, so she knows that it can be a dark place. Even with the #MeToo movement, Nicole says that progress still needs to be made. She said, “I think it’s still going to be a long road. Things don’t change overnight. We know that, and it’s important to keep reiterating that, because what happens is people go, ‘Oh, well. That’s done.’ This is serious stuff that needs to be dealt with for years and years to actually really shift it.”
Last year, the mom-of-four released a statement about Harvey when the allegations were first made. She said, “As I’ve stated before publicly, I support and applaud all women and these women who speak out against any abuse and misuse of power — be it domestic violence or sexual harassment in the workforce. We need to eradicate this behavior.”
Harvey faces life in prison as well as five charges of sexual assault in New York that involved two women. Well, we’re glad you’re such a role model, Nicole. Keep up the good work!
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