Movie directors made headlines this weekend, and they weren't all positive.
While Guillermo del Toro's big win at the Directors Guild of America Awards made him the frontrunner for the Oscars directing award, Quentin Tarantino had a less pleasant weekend.
In a long-awaited interview with the New York Times, Uma Thurman describes enduring multiple sexual assaults by Harvey Weinstein, and also details her long professional relationship with Tarantino.
This seems way beyond the pale. This is not a director creating a safe space for his actors. This is a director taking advantage of his ability to get away with anything and the power dynamic on set in a very bizarre, extremely concerning fashion. I think it's in keeping with everything we've been talking about when it comes to abuses of power.
Tarantino is right now casting a Charles Manson-related drama and I don't know how the actors — especially the actresses, including Margot Robbie who he's supposedly wooing to play Sharon Tate— are going to feel about signing on for a project like this. Or, for that matter, how Sony will feel about the fact that they're dumping $100 million into the budget for this movie. When these people embark on a publicity tour for the film, is there any way they won't be talking about this awful situation non-stop?