Thur­man slams treat­ment of women by Hol­ly­wood

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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

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