Minnie Driver calls out ‘dishonest’ colleagues who follow the #MeToo trend

Minnie Driver has spoken about her ‘complex’ feelings around the #MeToo movement, admitting that while it is ‘satisfactory’ to see so many female coworkers receiving justice, she also struggles to see ‘dishonest’ women discussing their experiences.

The movement went viral in 2017 after numerous allegations of sexual harassment against Harvey Weinstein, with the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Lawrence and Uma Thurman leading a number of high-profile stars discussing their experiences.

Minnie, 52, took part in the debate on Friday when she spoke about the movement on How to Fail Day with Elizabeth.

'They're engaged to get ahead': Minnie Driver calls star 'dishonest' who follows the #MeToo trend, shares her 'complex' feelings on movement

‘They’re engaged to get ahead’: Minnie Driver calls star ‘dishonest’ who follows the #MeToo trend, shares her ‘complex’ feelings on movement

He recalled: ‘Oh my God, that was so satisfying. That’s so amazing. It’s amazing to finally feel all these women love the many stories I already know, because you talk in business, everybody knows everybody knows who shouldn’t be left alone in a room.

Everyone knows to hear that in public, to see them not being shouted at, to see these women say, “Oh my, we can stand together. And if we stand together, then our voices are stronger.” That’s very satisfying.

‘And then I have to say the other part of it was the kind of astonishment that the women I knew were so dishonest about their involvement, women who had been fully involved and wanted to get ahead by doing certain things, who then suddenly stood up. while saying “yes, yes, it is terrible. It is terrible”.

‘I realized just, in a way that’s another expression of abuse against everyone, is the desire to cooperate with the idea of ​​being a victim later in life has been completely okay with doing certain things as well as being a victim of those things. that. So it’s really complex.’

Minnie didn’t specify who she was referring to.

He recalled: 'There was amazement that the women I knew were so dishonest about their involvement, the women who were actually involved'

He recalled: ‘There was amazement that the women I knew were so dishonest about their involvement, the women who were actually involved’

He continued: ‘It was amazing. I don’t feel like it’s a witch hunt. I think it’s funny how many guys are like “you know, we were wrongly accused”. And it’s like, yeah, say that to all the other wizards.’

Minnie also talked about her own experiences with Weinstein, recalling that she had tried to bar him from starring in her 1997 hit Good Will Hunting.

He explained: ‘He didn’t want me to be in the film. Again, she’s been very vocal about the fact that she doesn’t think that I’m in her words “f**kable”…

‘But I never liked her because she was a rebellious marginalization of women. He put them in such a narrow trash can. It’s just rebellious. It was rebellious. I saw enough girls on his lap to be grateful that it wasn’t me.

‘But I definitely, didn’t suffer, but had an experience that, you know, in his hands that made me feel like I’ve felt a million times before, you know, that I was trash and unworthy and of course, I wasn’t going to get that part.

‘But then on the other hand, I’m going to get this no matter that these big fat producers don’t want me to do. I’ll still do it. And I did.’

Shocking: Minnie also talked about her own experience with Harvey Weinstein, recalling that she had tried to bar him from starring in his 1997 hit Good Will Hunting.

Shocking: Minnie also talked about her own experience with Harvey Weinstein, recalling that she had tried to bar him from starring in his 1997 hit Good Will Hunting.

Minnie also talked about her experience with misogynistic casting directors, revealing that she was once “glad at” when told to fake an orgasm for an audition.

He explained: ‘I remember walking into the room and it was full of men… And the director said, “You know, you’ve seen the scene in When Harry Met Sally, what we want you to do is like take a little chocolate and eat chocolate and have an orgasm. Just go.” And all of these rebellious ad executives leaned forward in their seats.

‘And I know it’s wrong. I know it’s wrong. But I really wanted the job. Also, I think I should have done this. This is what you have to do to get the job, what I mean is.

‘So I went and I sat there and I ate some disgusting chocolate and I tried to have an orgasm. I tried to fake an orgasm. But I kind of looked into a sea of ​​dead eyed men on their lunch break in Soho in July and it was all pretty gross.

“I can’t even fake an orgasm for a job. And I basically got yelled at by the director for being ungrateful and then just got booed and booed and booed by this whole crowd. And it was the weirdest feeling because I was devastated because I knew I wouldn’t.” get this job.

‘Plus, I gave the director a bit of my mind because I finally realized and was like ‘this is crazy, that you all did this. Also, this chocolate is disgusting. Also, I don’t want this. damn job” even though I was broke. So it was pretty weird to turn around.’

Outrageous: Minnie also talks about her experiences with misogynistic casting directors, revealing that she was once 'glared at' when told to fake an orgasm for auditions

Outrageous: Minnie also talks about her experiences with misogynistic casting directors, revealing that she was once ‘glared at’ when told to fake an orgasm for auditions

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