Weinstein trying to discredit women of colour: Hayek

Sofia Boutella Salma Hayek Patty Jenkins Claudia Cardinale and other filmaker walk on the red carpet in protest of the lack of female filmmakers honored throughout the history of the festival at the screening of 'Girls Of The Sun (Les Filles Du So

Sofia Boutella Salma Hayek Patty Jenkins Claudia Cardinale and other filmaker walk on the red carpet in protest of the lack of female filmmakers honored throughout the history of the festival at the screening of 'Girls Of The Sun (Les Filles Du So

She spoke Sunday at a conference at the Cannes Film Festival in support of the fight for gender equality, Reuters reports. As they stood there, arms linked, the group of women fit comfortably on the red carpet, surrounded by empty stairs. "The prestigious Palme d'Or has been bestowed upon 71 male directors, too numerous to mention by name, but only two female directors".

Note that the 71st Cannes global film festival takes place from 8 to 19 may 2018.

Weinstein's team has been dismissive of other claims-for example, when actress Lupita Nyong'o came forward with sexual harassment allegations of her own against the Hollywood producer.

Which was why women had to "be impatient", she urged.

"A lot of handsome, peaceful men have been the victims of the bullying of men", she declared, saying it was "an exciting time" for men in Hollywood.

Hayek said Weinstein's direct responses were only to herself, and the accusations lodged against him by Nyong'o. Blanchett said the 82 women represent the total number of female directors who have walked those steps since 1942 compared to the 1,866 male directors who walked those steps in the same period.

"Maybe you don't see the difference in the numbers, but it just happened this year", Hayek said.

"We couldn't have done it without a few good men, like my husband", she said, adding that it was "so sexy and unnerving when he comes up with ideas that I should have". "That's where we need to be more aggressive".

She further explained, "If actors ask such inflated fees it will leave nothing for actresses". The actress-producer said she has sold four TV shows about women this year.

"But also the actors have to work together because if the male actors are asking for such big numbers, that part of it belongs a little bit to the women and in the past it was never given and the movie doesn't get done because they can not pay the actors what they were making.The actors have to say 'OK, time's up, I had a good run but now it's time to also be generous with the actresses in the films'". She detailed her story in a New York Times commentary, describing how he allegedly propositioned her over and over again.

Instagram Salma Hayek shared a series of photos in which she is depicted in this luxurious gown. Hayek wrote that she felt complying was the only way she would get the movie made, and she anxious about disappointing all of the "talented people" she had persuaded to join her dream project. Weinstein at the time issued a lengthy statement of denial. But he did respond to a few women's accounts directly.

Hayek accused Weinstein of threatening to "break my kneecaps" after she spurned his advances on the set of her film Frida.

"It's an adjustment, we need to all start adjusting and work together", Hayek said. "It is a well-known fact, if you are a woman of color, people believe what you say less. So he went back, attacking the two women of color, in hopes that if he could discredit us".

Unless they made sacrifices, she said, "it is going to be hard for equality".

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