Published: Tue, October 17, 2017
Culture | By Stewart Greene

Kate Winslet Refused to Thank Harvey Weinstein After Her 2009 Oscars Win

Kate Winslet Refused to Thank Harvey Weinstein After Her 2009 Oscars Win

In hindsight, it seems telling that Winslet never mentioned Weinstein or the Weinstein Company during all that time, instead calling out director Stephen Daldry, the cast, her family, her fellow nominees, famous friends like Peter Jackson and Emma Thompson, the Academy, and several other people not named Harvey Weinstein.

Nearly a decade later, the Titanic actress has now spoken up in an interview with the Los Angeles Times, about why she didn't thank the "nasty" Harvey Weinstein in her Oscar acceptance speech, even though the Weinstein Company had financed the movie.

"That was deliberate. That was absolutely deliberate, "Winslet told the Los Angeles Times on Sunday".

She explained, 'I remember being told. I remember that you had said to me: 'Think to thank Harvey if you win.' And I do not forget to have replied: 'No, I will not do it. No I won't.' And it was nothing to do with not being grateful. "If people aren't well-behaved, why would I thank him?"

Kate Winslet during her acceptance speech at the Oscars in 2009. "Throughout my career, Harvey Weinstein took me by the arm whenever I met and said to me: 'Don't forget who gave you your first film [heavenly Creatures]. Then later, with 'The Reader, ' same thing, 'I'm gonna get you that Oscar nomination, I'm gonna get you a win, I'm gonna win for you, '" she told the Times.

"And again, this is just on the business side of things, but he was always, always very, very, very unpleasant to deal with". However, Weinstein was notably absent from her address - and that was totally on objective.

How bad. Not to mention, in addition to regularly calling her female agent a derogatory name, Weinstein also displayed "disgraceful behavior" during the making of The Reader.

As the allegations of sexual harassment and assault, including rape, against Harvey Weinstein continue to pile up, many Hollywood figures have used their platforms to denounce the ousted film producer.

She said: "In my 20s, I was very forceful and I had a big voice and I would absolutely say things".

"Damn right. I ... stand up for myself and I don't pander to what you're supposed to do and what you're not supposed to do". "His behaviour is without question disgraceful and appalling and very, very wrong". "This kind of treatment of any workplace is utterly unacceptable". If that meant that he didn't want her to get a specific role, or that he would pull funding for a movie when there are still scenes to be shot (which is what happened with The Reader), so be it.

"These women are victims of crime by a man who was always impossible to deal with", she says.

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