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Salma Hayek Was Bullied & Harassed By Harvey Weinstein During Frida’s Shoot, As The Actress Once Recalled, “He Would Scream ‘I Didn’t Hire You To Look Ugly!’”

When Salma Hayek Revealed Being Bullied By Harvey Weinstein During Frida
Salma Hayek Once Revealed Being Bullied By Harvey Weinstein During Frida(Photo Credit –Instagram/Wikimedia)

The disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein was convicted of r*pe, harassment, and sexual assault by countless women, including some well-known Hollywood actresses. Seasoned actress Salma Hayek also opened up about it and shared her traumatic story with the world. She once revealed how Weinstein bullied her during the filming of Frida, based on the life of Frida Kahlo.

Hayek published an op-ed article in The New York Times sharing her story of being harassed by Weinstein. It gave courage to many to come out and share their story of assault. Harvey’s Miramax company co-produced Salma’s Oscar-nominated film Frida. However, the Eternals star was also a producer on the project. She once recalled being screamed at by the producer on the film’s set.

In an interview with The Guardian, Salma Hayek once shared the story. She said, “I did feel all right [when he bullied me]. OK, I would shake [afterward], and it did depress me, but there was a cartoon aspect about the whole thing.” She added, “When he would call me up [during the making of Frida] and scream, ‘Why do you have a [monobrow] and mustache? I didn’t hire you to look ugly!’ I was like, ‘But didn’t you ever look at a picture of Frida Kahlo?’”

Salma Hayek also noted that if a man had played Cyrano de Bergerac, Harvey would have never reprimanded him for the nose. For the unversed, Cyrano de Bergerac is a man with a big nose who believes he is not attractive enough to win his cousin Roxane’s love.

The veteran actress explained she was forced to be recognized, and it is not that she doesn’t get afraid, but people won’t see it on her face. Salma Hayek said, “He never saw me weak.” Salma Hayek continued, “I can be almost intimidating in my calm strength, you know?”

In her op-ed, Salma Hayek detailed ways in which Harvey Weinstein would change his tactics whenever she refused his s*xual advances. She wrote, “I hope that adding my voice to the chorus of those who are finally speaking out will shed light on why it is so difficult and why so many of us have waited so long.” Other Hollywood celebs who have accused Harvey of s*xual harassment include Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow, Asia Argento, Rose McGowan, and Ashley Judd.

However, back then, the disgraced producer denied all of her claims.

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