Kate Winslet calls for reflection and confesses feeling stunned to recapitulate in an industry that has held in high esteem the work of directors Roman Polanski and Woody Allen, both recognized in addition to their works, for their controversial history related to sexual abuse and behavior inappropriate.
The actress who is in full promotion of Ammonite, the period film that recounts the love between two women of contrasting ages and who stars alongside Saoirse Ronan, has referred during a talk with Vanity Fair to both directors and even assures that regrets having worked with them.
« It’s like, ‘What the hell was I doing working with Woody Allen and Roman Polanski?’ » He said. “It’s amazing to me now, to see how these men were held in high esteem, so widely in the film industry and for so long. It’s fucking embarrassing. And I have to take responsibility for the fact that I worked with both of them. I can’t go back in time. I’m dealing with those regrets but What do we have if we can’t be fucking honest about all this?«.
Kate Winslet worked with Roman Polanski on the 2011 black comedy film Carnage alongside Jodie Foster, Christoph Waltz and John C. Riley. Polanski was arrested in 1977 for abusing a 13-year-old girl.
For his part, Woody Allen has been accused of abusing his stepdaughter Dylan Farrow when she was still a child. The Titanic actress worked with said director in the recent Wonder Wheel of 2017. It was during the promotion of said film, when the actress gave some controversial statements in which she defended the New York filmmaker and that contrast with those given today.
« As an actor in a movie, you just have to walk away and say, I don’t know anything, really, since that can be true or false, » he declared. “After thinking about everything, you put it aside and just work with the person. Woody Allen is an incredible director. So is Roman Polanski. I had an extraordinary working experience with both men, and that’s the truth.
However, now in light of Ammonite, the actress has reflected on the kinds of roles she wants to bring to the screen from now on. Especially as far as the representation of women on screen is concerned.
« It made me really aware of being even more committed to hconsider what women want to say for themselves in movies and how we really want to be portrayedregardless of sexual orientation, « said the actress. Because life is fucking short and I would like to do my best when it comes to setting a good example for younger women. We’re giving them a pretty fucked up worldso I’d like to do my part to have proper integrity.
Ammonite will have its world premiere today at the Toronto Film Festival.
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