The actress spoke about working with a Hollywood producer who was at the center of a sex scandal. According to Salma Hayek, Harvey Weinstein gave her indecent proposals while working on the film “Frida”, released in 2002.
51-year-old actress Salma Hayek made a shocking statement in the press. The star joined the testimony of numerous victims of producer Harvey Weinstein, accusing him of harassment. Salma wrote an open letter in which he stated that this occurred in the new film about artist Frida Kahlo.
The fall of a Titan: how Harvey Weinstein lost everything after harassment scandal
According to Hayek, she had no idea that working on a painting for her will be such an ordeal.
“I always wanted to tell the story of Frida Kahlo. I didn’t care about money, I was so happy to work with him and this company. I was very naive and thought that my biggest dream finally came true,” recalls the star.
However, after Salma was approved for the main role, her life turned into a nightmare. The woman said that Weinstein regularly did her indecent proposals.
“Harvey Weinstein is a passionate movie buff who was always willing to take the risk, patron of talents, a loving father and the beast. He was my monster for many years. (…) When so many women decided to describe what Harvey did to them, I dared to overcome their fear and recognize that what happened to me was only a drop in the ocean” – shared the actress.
As Hayek argues, Weinstein tried to get into her hotel room and offered to take a shower with him and do massage. Moreover, the producer allegedly offered the actress to enter into a close relationship with other people. But Salma refused each time, which aroused his strongest indignation.
“I think that he was always irritated by the failures of other people. (…) He tried to convince me in different ways – by requests and threats. One day in a fit of rage he said the terrible words: “I’ll kill you, don’t think I can’t.” When he finally realized that I’m not going to go forward, it is said that he was going to invite another actress,” shared the celebrity.
Thanks to the help of their celebrity friends Salme managed to defend the role. In the future, Harvey Hayek has put a strict condition. The actress wrote in The New York Times that Weinstein had deliberately forced her to shoot in a candid scene, wanting revenge.
Foreign journalists contacted representatives of Harvey Weinstein, who now, according to media reports, is recovering in one of the American clinics. Those denied the allegations of the actress. According to them, the Weinstein believes Hayek beautiful actress and “continues to support her work.” According to the producer, the role of Frida Kahlo is also interested in the Jennifer Lopez, but he managed to persuade investors to approve it Salma.
“Weinstein remembers coercion Salma to shoot in a bed scene and was not present at the time of filming. All other harassment as described by Salma, inaccurate, and witnesses have different memories of what happened,” said the Hollywood figure of the show business.