Uma Thurman driven to Broadway by movie business’s ‘contempt and dismissiveness toward women’

Uma Thurman. (Access Hollywood / YouTube)

Over the weekend, an Access Hollywood clip of a red carpet interview with Uma Thurman went viral. In the clip, a reporter asked Thurman to comment on the explosion of sexual misconduct allegations in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, and Thurman was, essentially, unable to answer the question. “I don’t have a tidy soundbite for you,” Thurman said, gritting her teeth. “I’ve learned that when I’ve spoken in anger, I usually regret the way I express myself,” she continued, the tension in her voice rising. “So, I’ve been waiting to feel less angry. And when I’m ready, I’ll say what I have to say.”

Thurman, who’s starring in a new Broadway show titled The Parisian Woman, has had close proximity to the Weinstein scandal, having starred in Miramax films, including her memorable role as Mia Wallace in Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction. Tarantino recently admitted he didn’t know the full scope of Weinstein’s alleged behavior, but that he knew enough that he feels he should’ve spoken out about it. She also collaborated with Tarantino as the lead character in his Kill Bill movie franchise.

In a New York Times profile, which reveals that this will only be her second professional role in a live stage play, Thurman, still playing it close to the vest, reveals why she jumped at the opportunity to take a break from the Hollywood milieu. The 47-year-old movie star said didn’t address the scandal or its impact directly, but indicated that she’s been put off by the “contempt and dismissiveness toward women of all kinds,” and that she was looking for a role in “any theater,” not only on Broadway. The opportunity for The Parisian Woman, written by the creator of House of Cards, and directed by the Tony-winning director Pam MacKinnon, came up and she took it. Thurman also echoed a complaint about the movie business that many other actresses have voiced — the lack of quality female characters in Hollywood productions.

Read the full story at The New York Times.


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