In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, the entertainment industry has been rocked by revelations of sexual misconduct and abuse. Many actresses have come forward with stories of harassment and abuse, illuminating a pervasive problem that has long been swept under the rug.
However, some actresses have managed to navigate Hollywood without becoming victims themselves. One such actress is Sandra Bullock, who opened up about her own experiences in the industry.
Sandra Bullock On Harvey Weinstein
Sandra Bullock is a true Hollywood icon. From her early days in the industry, she has always been a force to be reckoned with, both on and off the screen. And in an interview with London’s Sunday Times, the actress revealed how fearless she truly is.
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She recounted a situation early on in her career where she was the victim of unwanted advances from someone in authority on set.
“I kept deflecting it with humor, and it didn’t work. Finally, I said, ‘Please, just fire me.’ It was a lesson. After that, I tended to remove anything that could be misconstrued as sexual. I locked it down.”
But it’s not just her own experiences that have made Bullock a champion for women in the industry. She has also been vocal in supporting the women who have come forward with their own stories of harassment and abuse.
“I only heard what Harvey wanted people to hear, and that made me so f**king angry. Harvey wanted you to think that [his victims] slept with him. They didn’t sleep with Harvey. Harvey wanted you to think that.”
Bullock also revealed that she had stood up for a woman who had won a part in a film, only to be accused of sleeping with Weinstein to get the role.
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Sandra Bullock Stood Up For Herself And Others
Despite the courage of these women, Bullock admits that she was scared when the first few came forward.
“I was like, ‘Oh my God, this is amazing, but f**k, f**k, f**k, what if it doesn’t work? Please God, let it not swing the other way.'”
But Bullock is not just a champion for women in the industry – she is also a fierce defender of her safety on set. On the set of her Netflix film Bird Box, Bullock made it clear to her male co-stars that she would not be messed with.
“In the end, I said, ‘I know you’re scared, but I feel safe, so you can make some jokes now. But if you cross the line, I will f**k you up.'”
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The actress, who won an Oscar for her performance in The Blind Side, has always been known for her tough-as-nails attitude. But her latest revelations show just how much of a trailblazer she truly is.
Bird Box is available for streaming on Netflix.
Source: The Sunday Times