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Salma Hayek shared new facts about performing with Harvey Weinstein on the 2002 biopic “Frida” in which the actress played the famed Mexican painter, Frida Kahlo.
The 55-12 months-outdated actress recalled how the disgraced motion picture producer allegedly berated her about her look while filming the film.
Hayek told The Guardian, “He would get in touch with me up and scream, ‘Why do you have a (unibrow) and mustache? I did not employ you to search ugly!’” … I was like, ‘But did not you at any time appear at a photo of Frida Kahlo?’”
“If a male was actively playing Cyrano de Bergerac, he wouldn’t say, ‘What’s with the nose?’” Hayek reasoned.
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She extra, “I would shake [afterward] and it did depress me, but there was a cartoon facet about the whole issue.”
Hayek praised herself for being “very potent” when dealing with Weinstein, who was convicted of rape and sexual assault in 2020.
Salma Hayek recalled how Harvey Weinstein allegedly berated her about her visual appeal in the motion picture “Frida.”
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“I am a pressure to be identified,” Hayek explained. “He in no way noticed me weak. It is not that I’m not concerned, but you are not going to see it. I can be just about intimidating in my quiet strength, you know?”
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In 2017, Hayek wrote in The New York Occasions how she consistently rebuffed the 69-12 months-old’s sexual harassment.
“I do not imagine he hated nearly anything much more than the term ‘no,'” Hayek penned at the time. “The absurdity of his calls for went from having a furious get in touch with in the middle of the night time inquiring me to fireplace my agent for a battle he was acquiring with him about a diverse motion picture with a unique consumer to physically dragging me out of the opening gala of the Venice Movie Pageant, which was in honor of ‘Frida,’ so I could cling out at his private bash with him and some gals I believed were being types but I was advised later had been substantial-priced prostitutes.”
Previous movie producer Harvey Weinstein listens in court through a pre-demo listening to for Weinstein, who was extradited from New York to Los Angeles to encounter sexual intercourse-associated fees in Los Angeles, California on July 29, 2021. Weinstein is accused of sexually assaulting five females in Los Angeles involving 2004 and 2013, when previous actress Lauren Younger alleges the “Pulp Fiction” producer attacked her in a Beverly Hills hotel.
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“No to me having a shower with him. No to allowing him observe me consider a shower. No to letting him give me a therapeutic massage. No to letting a naked close friend of his give me a massage. No to permitting him give me oral sexual intercourse. No to my acquiring bare with another woman. No, no, no, no, no,” she remembered.
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Hayek also claimed that Weinstein even threatened her existence.
“The array of his persuasion tactics went from sweet-chatting me to that 1 time when, in an assault of fury, he reported the terrifying terms, ‘I will eliminate you, really do not assume I just can’t,'” she wrote.
Salma Hayek performs in a scene on the set of the movie “Frida.”
Hayek joined a list of extra than 60 women of all ages which includes Angelina Jolie, Ashley Judd, and Gwyneth Paltrow, accusing Weinstein of sexual misconduct.
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Weinstein has denied all allegations of harassment and non-consensual sexual intercourse. His rep did not promptly return Fox News’ request for remark.
He is at present serving a 23-calendar year sentence in New York for rape and sexual assault.