Some actors leave an indelible mark on the fabric of popular culture with their art. One such star was Paul Sorvino of Goodfellas fame. Paul Sorvino breathed his last yesterday and passed away at the ripe old age of 83. In a career spanning over six decades, the actor gave several memorable performances. His most popular film remains Goodfellas (1990) where he played the role of the mob leader Paulie Cicero.
However, it turns out, that Sorvino had the machismo of Goodfellas‘ Paulie in real life too. When he learned about the allegations of sexual misconduct his daughter made against Harvey Weinstein, he openly threatened the Hollywood behemoth.
Paul Sorvino Once Threatened Harvey Weinstein For Sexually Harassing His Daughter
Harvey Weinstein was accused of sexual harassment by several women, including Paul Sorvino’s daughter Mira Sorvino, who is an accomplished actress herself. Mira Sorvino revealed to The New Yorker in a 2017 interview that Harvey Weinstein had misbehaved with her. she had said: “He started massaging my shoulders, which made me very uncomfortable, and then tried to get more physical, sort of chasing me around,”.
If this weren’t enough, Harvey Weinstein and his brother Bob Weinstein were later accused of trying to blacklist Mira Sorvino. When Paul Sorvino learned of all this, he told TMZ:
“If I meet [Weinstein] on the street — he oughta hope that he goes to jail, because if we come across, I think he’ll be lying on the floor, somehow, magically,” “He’s going to go to jail. Oh yeah. That son of a bitch. Good for him if he goes, because if not, he has to meet me. And I will kill the motherf—er. Real simple.”
The Goodfellas Star’s Prediction Came True When The Law Finally Caught Up With Harvey Weinstein
In the same interview, Paul Sorvino praised his daughter for her courage and made an ominous prediction for Harvey Weinstein. He said:
“My daughter’s … a courageous and a wonderful human being, and doesn’t deserve to have been treated that way by this pig,” “This pig will get his comeuppance. The law will get him. He’s going to go to jail and die in jail.”
Paul Sorvino’s prediction came true, and the law finally caught up to Harvey Weinstein, who was found guilty of multiple felonies and was sentenced to 23 years in prison. Paul Sorvino was a talented actor and a virtuous man who stood up for his daughter against the then-Hollywood behemoth Harvey Weinstein.
Source: TMZ, The New Yorker.