And the award for Most Overwrought Performance of Contrition goes to… Kate Winslet!
Last night Kate accepted a London Critics’ Circle award, and she finally spoke on the question that keeps hounding so many women (and sadly fewer men) in Hollywood these days: How do you feel about having worked with [insert creep’s name here]? Entertainment Weekly reports that Kate was moved by the Women’s Marches of late to speak out against the pervy and powerful. And she should know, she’s worked with some of the worst.
Kate said in her speech:
“As women around the world and from all walks of life marched last weekend, I realized that I wouldn’t be able to stand here this evening and keep to myself some bitter regrets that I have about poor decisions to work with individuals with whom I wish I had not,” Winslet said. “It has become clear to me that by not saying anything, I might be adding to the anguish of many courageous women and men.” She added, “there are directors, producers, and men of power who have for decades been awarded and applauded for their highly regarded work by both this industry and moviegoers alike.”
Here’s a clip of it.
Part of Kate’s statement: pic.twitter.com/UKVkeErtK3
— Laura Kramer (@Laura_Kramer) January 28, 2018
Yo, did she really get verklempt? Or maybe she swallowed a bug. Hard to say. She’s that good.
Kate didn’t really go all-in and name names but maybe it’s because her list is too long and she didn’t want to get played off the stage. In the past she has publicly discussed not feeling great about working with the lowest hanging perv fruit of all, Harvey Weinstein but time and time again she’s declined to say a single word of criticism against Woody Allen, something his accuser Dylan Farrow has singled out as hurtful. Nor has she ever, to my knowledge, addressed feeling any kind of way about working with convicted child rapist Roman Polanski. But hey, maybe she’ll build a little shelf to hold her “some bitter regrets” on the mantle next to her Oscars.