Léa Seydoux recalls an assault committed by Harvey Weinstein and puts other filmmakers






The aftermath of the revelations about Harvey Weinstein don’t end up to affect, with a speed that would make it almost difficult to follow.

Today, it is the actress Léa Seydoux, who testified to the behavior of sexual aggressor characterized the american producer, in which she explains have been also a victim. It is in an interview with the Guardian that she has detailed an evening during which Weinstein has attempted to abuse it.

“We were talking, sitting on a sofa, when he suddenly jumped over and tried to kiss me. I had to defend myself. He is tall and big, so I had to make proof of force to push it back. He returned to the attack several times, he was very domineering and was losing control. “


Harvey Weinstein


Beyond the grim story, the testimony of Léa Seydoux was it relevant that the actress stresses without false modesty how the behavior of Weinstein was known, his own agent up to him against being alone with him.

The artist also recalls that this type of behaviour is commonplace, and it is perhaps the most interesting (and distressing) of his testimony.

“In this industry, there are filmmakers who abuse their rank. They have a lot of power, it is for this reason that they can afford. With Harvey, it was physical. With others, they are sometimes just words. A few times, we said he must be very strong to be a woman in this environment. It is very common to encounter this kind of men.

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Léa Seydoux in Inglourious Basterds


The first time that a director has addressed to me an inappropriate comment, I was in the vicinity of my 25 years. It was a director that I really liked and respected. We were alone and he told me : “I’d like to be able to make love with you, I would like to be able to fuck you. “

He said in a tone that was between the joke and the serious. I was very angry. I was trying to do my job and it made it very uncomfortable. He slept with all the actresses he has shot.

Another filmmaker with whom I worked was filming very long scenes of sex that lasted days. He looked at us continually, replaying the scenes again and again, in a kind of stupor. It was disgusting. “

We shall leave to each the care of evaluate, according to the career and the age of Léa Seydoux, born in 1985, who could well be these charming characters.


Léa Seydoux in The Life of Adèle