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Lea Seydoux on #MeToo: 'Speaking up can be done in perhaps too radical a way'

Bod star previously condemned ‘hypocrisy’ of film industry in regards to sexual misconduct 

Jacob Stolworthy@Jacob_Stol
Sunday 01 November 2020 12:42
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Léa Seydoux has said that, post-#MeToo, she thinks some women are "[speaking] up" in "perhaps too radical a way".

The French actor, who previously shared her own experience of sexual harassment in a letter against Harvey Weinstein, said that it's "good women want to take power", but fears it being done in too extreme a way "can stop dialogue".

“I’m always for nuance, because I think things are always more complicated than they seem,” she told The Sunday Times

"I think it can be done in perhaps too radical a way. It’s something which can stop dialogue and which ultimately isolates people.”

This isn't the first time Seydoux has spoken about about the #MeToo movement.

In April 2020, during an interview with Harper's Bazaar UK, the actor condemned the “hypocrisy” of the film industry in regards to sexual misconduct, suggesting that people took advantage of the movement “to become heroes”.

Seydoux, who will reprise her role as Madeleine Swann in Bond film No Time to Die, said that many knew about misconduct in Hollywood, but refused to publicly speak about it until they could personally benefit from it.

“There is a lot of hypocrisy,” she said. “Because people knew! And they take advantage now to say ‘Yes, I’ve been a victim’, and they become heroes. A hero, for me, would forgive. We need forgiveness, right?”

Disgraced film producer Weinstein was convicted of sexual assault and third-degree rape in February. He was acquitted on more serious counts of predatory sexual assault and first-degree rape.  

The delayed No Time to Die will now be released on 2 April, 2021.

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