In 2017, Lena Headey opened up about two alleged encounters with disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein. Now the “Sport of Thrones” star is sharing how she believes rejecting Weinstein’s alleged advances impacted her performing profession for 10 years.
In a brand new interview with UK’s Sunday Occasions (by way of Individuals), the British actress mentioned: “After he was found to be a slimeball, on a grander scale than me simply understanding it, I did begin pondering, ‘F—, possibly as a result of I didn’t shag him, that’s impacted a decade of my working life. As a result of I did two jobs for [Weinstein’s production company] Miramax earlier than these incidents, and after that there was nothing.”
In response, a rep for Weinstein denied there ever being “something aside from an expert and respectful relationship between” Headey, 45, and Weinstein, 66.
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“Lena Headey is a terrific actor with sensible and resourceful brokers, as her position for the previous eight years on ‘Sport of Thrones’ confirms,” the assertion obtained by Individuals learn. “There was by no means something aside from an expert and respectful relationship between Ms. Headey and Mr. Weinstein, and some other assertion is completely unfaithful.”
A rep for Weinstein didn’t instantly reply to Fox Information’ request for remark.
Again in October 2017, Headey — who stars as Queen Cersei Lannister on the HBO sequence — went on Twitter, detailing two alleged encounters with Weinstein, whom she says she first met at a screening of “The Brothers Grimm” at The Venice Movie Pageant.
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“At one level Harvey requested me to take a stroll all the way down to the water, I walked down with him and he stopped and made some suggestive remark, a gesture. I simply laughed it off, I used to be genuinely shocked. I bear in mind pondering, ‘It’s acquired to be a joke.’ I mentioned one thing like… ‘Oh come on mate?! It’d be like kissing my dad! Let’s go get a drink, get again to the others.’ I used to be by no means in some other Miramax movie,” she alleged.
In a separate post, Headey claimed the subsequent time she bumped into Weinstein was in Los Angeles “years later.”
“I had at all times carried the thought that he’d by no means strive something with me once more, not after I might laughed and mentioned by no means in 1,000,000 years,’’ Headey mentioned. “I believed he revered my boundary and possibly he needed to speak about potential work.”
“He requested to satisfy me for breakfast,” she continued. “We ate breakfast, we talked about movies, filmmaking. He requested me a number of questions concerning the state of my love life. I shifted the dialog again to one thing much less private.”
Headey alleged that Weinstein then went to the lavatory, and when he got here again, he steered that they go to his resort room as a result of he needed to present her a script.
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“We walked to the carry and the power shifted,” she mentioned. “My entire physique went into excessive alert, the carry was going up and I mentioned to Harvey, ‘I’m not excited about something aside from work, please don’t assume I acquired in right here with you for some other cause, nothing goes to occur,’ I mentioned. I don’t know what possessed me to talk out at that second, solely that I had such a robust sense of don’t come close to me.”
She continued: “He was silent after I spoke, livid. We acquired out of the carry and walked to his room. His hand was on my again, he was marching me ahead, not a phrase, I felt fully powerless, he tried his key card and it didn’t work, then he acquired actually offended.”
“He walked me again to the carry, by way of the resort to the valet, by grabbing and holding tightly to the again of my arm,” Headey alleged. “He paid for my automotive and whispered in my ear: ‘Don’t inform anybody about this, not your supervisor, not your agent.’ I acquired into my automotive and cried.”
Weinstein is charged with raping an unidentified feminine acquaintance in 2013 and performing a forcible intercourse act on a special girl in 2006. A conviction may put him in jail for the remainder of his life.
Weinstein denies all allegations of nonconsensual intercourse.