Share this article via email Share this article via sms Share this article via flipboard Copy link Salma Hayek Picture: The disgraced Hollywood film producer has since refuted these claims in a follow-up statement. Her career kicked off in when director Robert Rodriguez took a chance on the dark-eyed brunette soap star from Mexico by casting her in his film Desperado.
It was during the filming of Frida that she claims Harvey acted inappropriately to her. Salma played Frida Kahlo in the biopic Picture: Salma and French luxury good businessman Francois married on 25 April They had previously welcomed daughter Valentina Paloma Pinault on 21 September Salma has accused Weinstein of sexual harassment Picture: In a piece for the New York Times , Salma alleged that she was sexually harassed by Weinstein while filming the film Frida.
The actress claimed she was asked to let Weinstein watch her take a shower, to accept oral sex, to take a shower with him and to get naked with another woman — all of which she refused. GC Images She also claimed that he forced her to film a lesbian sex scene featuring full-frontal nudity. Advertisement Advertisement His spokesperson Holly Baird said in a statement: Weinstein regards Salma Hayek as a first-class actress and cast her in several of his movies, among them Once Upon a Time in Mexico, Dogma, and Studio He was very proud of her Best Actress Academy Award nomination for Frida and continues to support her work.
Weinstein overruled other investors to back Salma as the lead. As in most collaborative projects, there was creative friction on Frida, but it served to drive the project to perfection. The movie opened in multiple theaters and was supported by a huge advertising campaign and an enormous Academy Awards budget. Weinstein does not recall pressuring Salma to do a gratuitous sex scene with a female costar and he was not there for the filming.
However, that was part of the story, as Frida Kahlo was bisexual and the more significant sex scene in the movie was choreographed by Ms. Hayek with Geoffrey Rush. The original uni-brow used was an issue because it diverted attention from the performances. All of the sexual allegations as portrayed by Salma are not accurate and others who witnessed the events have a different account of what transpired. He made me doubt if I was any good as an actress, but he never succeeded in making me think that the film was not worth making.
He would let me finish the film if I agreed to do a sex scene with another woman. And he demanded full-frontal nudity.