Salma Hayek says Harvey Weinstein will shout “I didn’t hire you to make an ugly face” while filming “Frieda”


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Salma Hayek at the “Eternals” premiere in Los Angeles. Rich Fury / Getty

Salma Hayek Told the guardian While making the Oscar-winning film Frida, Harvey Weinstein called for complaining about appearing in the film.

Hayek told reporter Hadley Freeman about the 2002 film she produced and starred, explaining that Weinstein didn’t like the mustache and monoblow she wore for the role. ..

“When he calls me and screams,’Why are you? [monobrow] And mustache? I didn’t hire you to make an ugly face! “But have you ever seen a picture of Frida Kahlo?” If a man had played Cyrano de Bergerac, he wouldn’t say “what’s your nose?” Hayek told Freeman.

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Portrait of Frida Kahlo. Getty Images

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Salma Hayek who played the role of Frida in “Frida” in 2002. Miramax

In 2017, Hayek was one of many women who accused Hollywood producers of abuse and sexual harassment and opposed Weinstein.She wrote again New York Times Opinion Piece About how she said she was bullied by Weinstein during “Frida” that year Weinstein made an inappropriate request, threatened to kill her, and forced Hayek to make “Frida” more sexual...

During a recent interview with the Guardian, Hayek was asked what he wrote in the opinion piece and said that “to some extent” she had normalized his actions to deal with it.

“And I felt okay,” said the 55-year-old actress about her experience with Weinstein. “OK, I trembled, it depressed me, but there was a cartoon side about the whole thing.”

When asked about her comment in her opinion piece that Waynestein had never been attacked for friendship with Quentin Tarantino and others, Hayek replied that she was “strong.”

“I didn’t just say no. I’m a force to be recognized,” she added when asked to clarify. “He has never seen me weak. I’m not afraid, but you’re not going to see it. I can almost threaten my gentle strength, Do you know?”

Weinstein’s lawyer did not immediately respond to the insider’s request for comment.

Earlier this year, Tarantino said: “Joe Rogan Experience” He knew some of Weinstein’s accusations and wished he could do more.

“I wanted to talk to the man. I wanted to sit him down and have an unpleasant conversation,” Tarantino said in June. “I didn’t know about rape, but I knew he was … I choked to my boss who was chasing the secretary around the desk.”

Hayek added that Weinstein was only part of the problem and “he wasn’t the only one to be relieved to know that he could destroy a woman.”

“Sure-it was systematic, but one of my strengths is not having a grudge,” said the “Eternals” star. “I also believe that people can change … I’m not interested in ashaming anyone. I just want to stop it.”

Last year, Weinstein 23 years in prison After a jury found him guilty of one count of criminal sexual activity against production assistant Mimi Haleyi in 2006 and one count of three rapes against hair stylist Jessica Mann in 2013. Handed over to Los Angeles He is charged with 11 charges of sexual assault against five different women.

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