Uma Thurman Is Seeking Justice For Harvey Weinstein's Alleged Sexual Assault
Uma Thurman is not backing down from Harvey Weinstein. The Kill Bill actress is doubling down, saying she wants justice for the disgraced Hollywood mogul.
Thurman showed up for a guest stint in Late Night with Seth Meyers where she chatted with the host about Weinstein, her father, and her Broadway play The Parisian Woman.
Thurman vs Weinstein
Toward the end of her appearance, Meyers expressed his appreciation for the actress's willingness to come forward and share her own sexual misconduct experience with Weinstein.
"Well, you've got to be a citizen and you can't leave people alone holding the bag of truth by themselves," Thurman points out. "There is no one I wish to get due process more than him."
When Weinstein's scandal first broke, the Academy Award nominated actress took her time to speak out, saying she wants to let her anger simmer down before talking about her own experiences with sexual abuse.
Just this month, Thurman finally told New York Times about her experience with Weinstein whom she worked with in Pulp Fiction and Kill Bill.
"He pushed me down," she recalls in the interview. "He tried to shove himself on me. He tried to expose himself. He did all kinds of unpleasant things. But he didn't actually put his back into it and force me. You're like an animal wriggling away, like a lizard."
A spokesperson for Weinstein acknowledged that the former bigwig tried to make a pass at Thurman but that it was because he misread her signals. The rep added that he apologized to the actress for the incident.
Thurman also revealed in the New York Times interview the guilt she feels over all the women who were attacked by Weinstein after her experience.
The Parisian Woman
Most of the interview with Meyers were dedicated to Thurman's current project, Broadway show The Parisian Woman. The politics-driven play, set in Washington DC, is about Thurman's character Chloe, who is a socialite who has to navigate politics, her marriage, her past, and an uncertain future.
The world of the play is based on reality, with Trump and his administration an important character in the play.
Apparently, Thurman has been part of The Parisian Woman even as it's being developed by writer Beau Willimon (House of Cards) and director Tony winner Pam MacKinnon (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?). It was a different play back then, she reveals.
"Then Trump was elected while we were developing the play, so naturally the world changed," Thurman explains to Meyers. "It became this ... one person described it as like a rock concert, almost. Because the audience is getting such a relief of laughter and bitter irony and they kind of let loose."
The Parisian Woman is currently running in the Hudson Theatre.