Sandra Bullock says that she is ‘afraid’ of Harvey Weinstein in a new interview.
Although Sandra Bullock had never worked with Harvey Weinstein, the Oscar-winner still heard stories about the now-disgraced manufacturer.
“I heard about Harvey and I was afraid of him,” Bullock told The Sunday Times in a new interview published on Sunday, according to People Magazine.
Called Var, 53: “I was not asked to be in that world. I learned early on to close things out, so these things didn’t come my way. I’ve only heard what Harvey wanted people to hear, and that made me so f–king angry. The people would say, ‘Well, you know how she got that role? They f–ked Her.’ I would say, ‘Shut the f–k. You don’t know that.’ Then, later, to find out that the woman is brutally attacked … They didn’t sleep with Harvey. Harvey wanted you to think.”
Weinstein has been accused by dozens of women of sexual harassment, sexual assault and rape since the end of 2017. However, he has repeatedly denied all allegations of non-consensual sex.
According to People Magazine, Bullock said she “really, really scared” about the consequences of the “brave people” who come forward, could suffer.
“I was like, ‘Oh my God, this is great, but f, k, f, k, f, k, what if it doesn’t work? Please God, don’t let it swing the other way.” We are in uncharted territory now. I’ve seen a lot of fear and a lot of people of a certain generation don’t understand,” said the star.
“I saw a tremendous amount of fear of men on the set,” continued Var, which is not the name of a specific movie. “In the end, I said, ‘I know you’re scared, but I feel safe, so you can make some jokes now. But if you are on the line, I will f–k you up.'”
Bull allegedly went on to share that her sense of humor was how she “always navigated tricky situations.”
“That’s how I’ve survived,” said Bullock, adding that “very early in her career, she has “had a situation in a film, that was hard.”
“It came from a person of authority,” shared the Var, which is not the name of the person or film. “I kept deflecting it with humor and it didn’t work. Finally, I said, ” Please fire me.'”
Earlier this month, Weinstein, 66, pleaded not guilty to rape and criminal sexual acts in a New York court.
He turned himself into the New York City Police Department in May, nearly eight months after an explosive exposé led to a disaster of women who publicly accused the disgraced movie mogul of sexual abuse, sexual harassment and rape.
He was charged with rape, criminal sexual acts, sexual abuse and sexual misconduct on two women by the NYPD on May 25.