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Sienna Miller recalls being reduced to tears after "paternal lecture" from Harvey Weinstein

Early on in Sienna Miller's career, she became the target of the paparazzi due to her image as a party girl. This followed her through the filming of her breakout role as Edie Sedgwick in the biopic "Factory Girl." The film was purchased by Harvey Weinstein under the "Weinstein Company." Miller recalls meeting Weinstein in his office over her partying lifestyle:

‘He called me in to his office – he had just bought [2006’s Factory Girl]. He sat me down, stood up, and said, “You’re not partying any more.” It felt like a paternal lecture,’ she remembers. ‘He slammed the door and I burst into tears, then he came back in and went, “It’s because I’m f*cking proud of you.” And slammed it again.’

At the time, she thought this kind of patronising takedown was a burden that women were expected to bear; suffice to say, she’s thrilled about the Time’s Up and #MeToo movements. ‘Women have been undermined and undervalued,’ she says. ‘That this is happening is essential.’

Miller has expressed her solidarity with the victims of Weinstein, but proclaims she was never harrassed by him.

“But I was very fortunate that no one ever propositioned me for work with sex – and if they had, I would probably have slapped them.” She stops. “But it’s not that easy,” she says. “I know that you couldn’t say no to Harvey if he asked you to do something. For me, it would be, like, an extra week of press, so I imagine in a situation where it’s sexual, it would also be hard to say no, and that’s crushing.”

However, 'Factory Girl' Director George Hickenlooper reveals a different side of Weinstein that involved a sex scene between Miller and Hayden Christensen:



SOURCE: Elle UK | Film-News | Twitter
Tags: #metoo, harvey weinstein, sienna miller
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