Academy Award-winning actor Kate Winslet, in a recent interview given to the Hollywood Reporter, has branded disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein as “horrible to deal with”, ANI.
The 42-year-old star revealed that Weinstein labelled her as “difficult” and that she refused to be “bullied by him”.
During the interview, Winslet said, “He was just so horrible to deal with. I was one of the ones he would label ‘difficult’ because I wouldn’t do the things he would ask for me to do on a business-level. These were ridiculous requests. He didn’t like me because I wouldn’t be bullied by him.”
She also noted that she scored her first movie role in Heavenly Creatures in 1994, which was distributed by Weinstein’s company Miramax, and the beauty says Weinstein was adamant he “gave” her the movie role.
The actress, who also worked with the producer’s Weinstein Company in 2008 movie The Reader for which she won her first Oscar, and says she made a conscious decision not to thank Weinstein in her speech.
Winslet explained, “I just thought to myself, ‘Well, if I can just get my own back in some way at this awful man, I’m not gonna thank him. If I happen to win that Oscar (for The Reader), I am not going to say thank you.”