TV FELICITY: DON’T MAKE IT A BAD LIFE
Warning on MeToo ‘hysteria’
ACTRESS Felicity Kendal has urged women to quit their “hysteria” about the MeToo movement.
The former star of The Good Life is begging women to “keep calm and stop being judgmental”.
She also warned that they will have to accept it will take time to rid the country of sex abuse. Felicity, 72, said: “The thing about the MeToo movement is it’s a bit like talking about feminism.
“There is no solution yet. Let’s wait and see, because these things take time. If something changes very quickly, it’s not normally for the better.”
She added: “Men and women are totally different. We have never been in a position in history where there has been total equality.”
Felicity played housewife Barbara Good in the Seventies sitcom and often had to stand up to her screen husband Tom. But she said the MeToo movement, which grew in the wake of a string of sex claims against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, needed time to “grow properly”. Felicity, who also starred in Rosemary & Thyme, said: “People need to stop getting hysterical. I don’t go anyway near Twitter to avoid the hysteria. “The main thing is keep calm, girls. Being judgmental and critical of others doesn’t help the cause.”
PLEA: Felicity as Barbara and now