Harvey Weinstein once tried to kiss me, reveals Lea Seydoux
ANI | Updated: Oct 12, 2017 10:45 IST
In an op-ed posted on 'The Guardian', the French actress has given a detailed encounter, she said, she had with the mogul at a hotel.
She wrote, "We met in the lobby of his hotel. His assistant, a young woman, was there. All throughout the evening, he flirted and stared at me as if I was a piece of meat. He acted as if he were considering me for a role. But I knew that was bullshit. I knew it, because I could see it in his eyes. He had a lecherous look. He was using his power to get sex."
The actress went on to say that Weinstein started losing control. "After his assistant left, he jumped on her and tried to kiss her."
"We were talking on the sofa when he suddenly jumped on me and tried to kiss me. I had to defend myself. He's big and fat, so I had to be forceful to resist him. I left his room, thoroughly disgusted. I wasn't afraid of him, though. Because I knew what kind of man he was all along."
Seydoux worked with Weinstein in 2009s 'Inglorious Bastards'. He produced the movie.
Seydoux also said that she's encountered Weinstein on other occasions, as well, including at a dinner where she said he "bragged openly about Hollywood actresses he has had sex with."
The actress also pointed out to some Hollywood directors which did the same with her.
She pointed out to one helmer who she really "respected", telling her, "I wish I could have sex with you, I wish I could f*** you."
While, a different director would film very long sex scenes, she noted, "he kept watching us, replaying the scenes over and over again in a kind of stupor. It was very gross."
The star also explained that she hoped the revelations by her and others might bring about a change in Hollywood.
Other names include Rose McGowan, Ben Affleck, Leonardo DiCaprio, Charlize Theron, and Jennifer Lawrence. (ANI)