Sunday, December 17, 2017

The Weinstein Blacklist

Weinstein 'derailed my career' Sorvino says after Peter Jackson claim
Actress Mira Sorvino said she is "heartsick" after learning she may have lost out on major roles because of Harvey Weinstein.

Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson said both Sorvino and Ashley Judd were "blacklisted" following conversations with Weinstein's company.

Both actresses have claimed the media mogul sexually harassed them.
 She looks too old for Woody. But enough about Ashley Judd.
Weinstein has denied allegations of misconduct, and of blacklisting the actresses.

The Lord of the Rings trilogy was initially in development with Weinstein's Miramax company, before being passed to New Line Cinema.

In an interview with this week, Jackson said he was interested in casting both women in the blockbuster franchise.

"I recall Miramax telling us they were a nightmare to work with and we should avoid them at all costs. This was probably in 1998," he told the site.
You wonder what part she was being considered for in LOTR; there are a very limited number of important female roles. I don't think it could be Galadriel, Cate Blanchete was born for that role. Eowyn, played by Robyn Malcolm seems possible, Arwen, played by Liv Tyler a distant maybe, and the newly created Morwen played by Robyn Malcolm. I would guess Eowyn?
"At the time, we had no reason to question what these guys were telling us."

"I now suspect we were fed false information about both of these talented women - and as a direct result their names were removed from our casting list."

"In hindsight, I realise that this was very likely the Miramax smear campaign in full swing," Jackson said.
I think a multi-million dollar suit against the Weinsteins is a virtual certainty; Peter Jackson ought to be brought in as a witness.

You wonder if being on the Weinstein Blacklist will become a matter of honor for Hollywood actresses. Will we ever find out who put out?

Wombat-socho has "Rule 5 Sunday: Merry Christmas!"up and running.

1 comment:

  1. She is much prettier than Paltrow or Streep, but she wouldn't pay the price of admission.