Thurman slams treatment of women by Hollywood
UMA Thurman has slammed Hollywood’s treatment of women.
The 47-year-old actress admitted she had been frustrated, particularly during her early career, because she was trying to “be decent and work hard” but was met with “contempt and dismissiveness toward women of all kinds.”
She said in an interview with The New York Times: “A great cinema role comes along a few times. Maybe for some people, more often. But not everybody.”
However, the Kill Bill star refused to comment on the accusations of sexual misconduct against Harvey Weinstein – who produced seven of her movies – and Kevin Spacey, who starred in House of Cards, which was created by Beau Willimon, the writer of her new play The Parisian Woman.
She simply said: “I’ll discuss it when I want to discuss it.”
Thurman previously admitted she felt too “angry” to speak about the Hollywood scandal.
She said last month: “I don’t have a tidy sound bite for you, because I have learnt, I am not a child and I have learnt that… when I’ve spoken in anger, I usually regret the way I express myself.
“So I’ve been waiting to feel less angry… and when I’m ready, I’ll say what I have to say.”
Last year, the Gattaca actress – who has Maya, 19, and Levon, 15, with ex-husband Ethan Hawke and Luna, 5, with former partner Arpad Busson – slammed Italian entrepreneur Lapo Elkann, a former Fiat chief executive after he kissed her at amfAR’s 23rd annual Cinema Against Aids gala in Antibes, France. – Bang Showbiz