Keira Knightley Shares Why Harvey Weinstein Did Not Target Her
By this time, everybody is already aware of one of the greatest movements in Hollywood. The #TimesUp brought down popular producer Harvey Weinstein who was accused of sexual harassment by many women in the industry. Moreover, #MeToo has brought down many influential figures of Hollywood. And that includes Bill Cosby to Andy Dick. But looks like people are still opening up about how they ended up being victims of Weinstein. Recently, the very brave and talented actress Keira Knightley shared why she did not become a target of the famous producer. Although she has done two movies with his company, she was not a victim. But Knightley knew he was a womanizer but she thought it was consensual. And her power kept Weinstein off her!
Was it Power That Shaded Keira Knightley From Harvey Weinstein?
While talking about her 2018 film Colette, Knightley opened up about the feminist context that the movie narrates. She said that the movie was made at a time where feminism was becoming culturally acceptable. And maybe that’s why it got financing. The plot which allows Keira Knightley to leave her abusive husband is framed in the #TimesUp and #MeToo context. And the actress acknowledges that the movie is revolutionary for women but the voguish themes are by accident and not design.
Moving forward and commenting on the Harvey Weinstein situation, Knightley shared that despite doing two films with The Weinstein Company, she was not targeted. She admits that she knew the man was an absolute bully and womanizer but she thought it was consensual. What she believes is the reason that she never became a victim is that she had a certain amount of power when she met him. She added that,
But if you’re at the beginning of your career and he’s the top of the industry then of course you don’t have the power to say f**k off.
Keira Knightley continued that women need equality just to be safe. And considering all that happened in Hollywood this last year, it’s pretty much the gist.