The Oscar winner says it’s “f * cking outrageous” until Allen and Polanski were held in high regard in Hollywood
Kate Winslet is voicing her regrets over working with Woody Allen on “Wonder Wheel” and Roman Polanski on “Carnage”. Allen has been accused of molesting her adopted daughter Dylan Farrow when she was a child, while Polanski was arrested in 1977 for raping a 13-year-old girl. Ahead of the world premiere of his new romance “Ammonite”, Winslet told Vanity Fair that it was outrageous that Hollywood hired two controversial filmmakers for so long.
“Like, what the fuck was I doing working with Woody Allen and Roman Polanski?” Winslet said. “It is incredible to me now how those people were held in such a high regard, so in the film industry and as long as they were. it’s embarrassing. And I have to take responsibility that I worked with both of them. I can not return the clock. I am struggling with those regrets, but what do we have if we are not able to just tell the truth about all this? ”
Winslet’s comments for Vanity Fair differ from an interview given to The New York Times ahead of the “Wonder Wheel” premiere at the New York Film Festival in September 2017. The Oscar winner defended working with Allen at the time, saying, “As an actor in the film, you just have to step away and say, I don’t know anything, really, and whether it’s true or false.” Is. Thinking all of this, 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 of those men, and that’s its true. ”
Working on “Ammonite” also changed the roles Winslet’s ideas she wanted to pursue in her career. The actress told Vanity Fair, “It makes me aware of what women want for themselves in films and to be even more committed to paying respect to how we really want to be portrayed.” Huh.” “Because life is fucking short and I want to do my best when it comes to setting a decent example for young women. We are handing them around the world a very well, so I keep some proper integrity I’d like to do my job. ”
Winslet herself has experienced harassment on the set of the film, beginning with her breakout role in Peter Jackson’s “Heavenly Creatures”. The actress recalled filming an intimate scene where she and co-star Melanie Linsky were naked from the waist down and one of the camera boys said to someone else, “Well, I think it’s a hard day, boys. . ”
Winslet said, “I was like, ‘Uh,’ but I did this weird thing, when you’re younger, ‘well, but it wasn’t great, but we wouldn’t say anything.” . “And so I just did it. I have to bury it, because I forgot. But now it is clear. I can really remember what the boy looked like. I remember his name, and he was a really nice guy, but when you’re younger, you just talk this nonsense of thinking, ‘This is what men say.’ And they sometimes do it as if they are breathing. I don’t know a single girl, in fact, who hasn’t experienced some level of harassment at that level. Even though they are just words, they are very powerful. It is like bullying. ”
To read more from Head Winslet’s latest profile on Vanity Fair’s website.