Wednesday 19 September 2018

Sarah Caden: Weinstein didn't invent casting couch but he's now chief villain

There are Harvey Weinsteins everywhere but the movie business seems keen to keep afloat by pinning it all on this one guy, writes Sarah Caden

Harvey Weinstein.
Harvey Weinstein.

Sarah Caden

Last Thursday, a clip of Gwyneth Paltrow on The Late Show with David Letterman appeared online. She was 26 in the clip, well established in her career, and was joking with Letterman about being on his show when she should have been spending Thanksgiving with her family.

Letterman asked Paltrow if she had been "coerced" to appear on the show and, Paltrow, laughing, saying to Letterman: "Do you count Harvey Weinstein as a coercer?"

"I do all my movies for Harvey Weinstein, that's Miramax for all of you," she explained, "And I'm lucky to do them there, but he will coerce you to do things."

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