Alfred Molina said he saw Harvey Weinstein berating Salma Hayek On the set of Frida, with ex-Hollywood producer and The convicted rapist also snubbed Hayek after Molina compared his commercial prowess to that of the producer.
told The Independent In a recent interview where he didn’t witness any attack, he talked about Weinstein’s behavior on the set of the movie – specifically a “ridiculous” scene in which Weinstein was angry at Hayek ” example – performance.
After the disgraced former producer toured the Mexican set, he summoned members of the film team “one by one” to his suite, “He basically read the riot bill to us,” the actor said.
Molina added, “He saw some rushes, but he wasn’t happy with what he saw ’”
During his talk, the actor who played Diego Rivera said Weinstein began to complain about how well Hayek embodied the already legendary Mexican artist. “He said, ‘Alfred. What the fuck is going on?'” he recalls. “‘I hired the best actor. I hired Salma Hayek. She’s one of the best actors in the world. What do I see on screen? Only Frida, Frida, Frida!’”
Molina is filled with disbelief. “I remember thinking, ‘Well, that’s the fucking point, isn’t it?'” he told the outlet. “Of course, what he’s saying is she’s not playing ‘sexy.'” She’s not playing this pretty Latina, this hot tamale. She’s playing Frida.
The actor notes that Hayek faced many complications in making the film, but “with a lot of resistance from Miramax, it was As far as the people she wanted to be in the movie, she stood up against it and fought for everyone – including me. She is true to her mistakes. ”
in a2021 Interview with Hayek The Guardian, who was previously featured in the New York Times
Op-Ed – Describing her experience on set, recounts Weinstein’s similar reaction.
“[When he When bullying me] I do feel good. Well, I’ll shake it [afterwards], it does piss me off, but there’s a cartoon side to the whole thing,” Hayek said. “When he [in Frida During production of
] called me and screamed, ‘Why do you have [single eyebrows] and a moustache? I didn’t hire you to make you ugly! I was like, ‘But haven’t you seen a picture of Frida Kahlo? ’ If a guy is playing Cyrano de Bergerac, he doesn’t say, ‘What’s wrong with the nose? ‘”
Around the time of the film’s release, Molina — while and Elle Talking
November1987 cover story featuring Hayek — for Frida star if she was White, her creativity and business prowess would make her a powerhouse in Hollywood.
“I said that if Salma were a white male, she would be more powerful than Harvey Weinstein was big,” he told the magazine at the time. “I still believe that. Salma is a great business woman; people are amazed by her creativity. ”
The comment, made before the #MeToo movement and Weinstein’s influence, allegedly angered the producer, Molina, during his relationship with Weinstein Spotted this in Stan’s interaction. Leave a comment.
“The four of us sat at the table. Sam Rockwell, me and a few other big names. Harvey Weinstein enters. Shake hands with everyone. Sam, then the next guy, then the next guy. When he found me…he kept walking. He completely ignored me,” recalls the actor. “Sam Rockwell was on one end and I was on the other end, and Sam said, ‘What the fuck did you do! ? ‘”
The Hollywood Reporter
has reached out to Rockwell and Weinstein
At another point in the interview, Molina also addressed his previous stance on straight actors playing Joe Orton’s partner 2015’s prick up your ears, with another gay in Love Is Strange1987 the man opposite John Lithgow).
The actor stated his previous position that “sexual orientation has nothing to do with playing the character” Still valid. “I don’t want to pretend to be anyone I’m not, you know. I’m a straight white person,” he said. “Just asking that question, I don’t think it’s appropriate. “