He was “like a god” says Eva Green of disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein in a wide-ranging interview in this week’s ES Magazine in which the French actress also discusses her fear of aging, her move to London, and new film Dumbo.
Eva Green wasn’t the first actress to consider movie mogul Harvey Weinstein like a “god”. He was after all the maker or breaker of Hollywood dreams.
But Green has joined the chorus of voices alleging sexual misconduct with Weinstein’s growing list of accusers including Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow, Cara Delevingne and Ashley Judd.
The Bond girl of Casino Royale was prompted to speak about her experiences with Weinstein after her mother – French actress Marlene Jobert – told a European radio station that Weinstein had sexual harassed her daughter.
Green, who worked with Weinstein on 2014’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, told Variety that she met the former head of production at Miramax in Paris for a meeting and she had to physically push him away after making inappropriate advances.
It was an intimidating meeting for a project the actress says did not exist. It was sold to her as a career-changing opportunity.
“He’s very pushy. But he gets turned on by fear, that’s for sure. He’s not quite right [in the head],” she told the Evening Standard.
“It’s about power. Lots of people in this business knew about it – not mentioning names – and I’m still angry with them. They knew what happened to me and they never did anything. They preferred to remain blind because he was God.”
Green refers to Weinstein in celestial terms again in her recent interview with ES Magazine. “He could make you, destroy you. You think, maybe something will change — I could win an Oscar! So the first time you meet him you feel privileged. But what happened [to him] is a miracle. There is justice. But you know, there are a***holes everywhere, in every field,” she says.
The BAFTA Rising Star Award winner who made her screen debut in Bernardo Bertolucci’s 2003 film The Dreamers, says Weinstein is “mentally not right”. “The more you push him away, the more he looks at you like a piece of meat.”
The full interview appears in this week’s issue of ES Magazine, Thursday March 28, 2019.