Though Harvey Weinstein claims he never kept Peter Jackson from casting Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino, many others say otherwise.
Peter Jackson said he did not cast Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino in "Lord of the Rings" on the advice of Harvey Weinstein. The director compared Weinstein and his brother, Bob, to "second-rate Mafia bullies." Weinstein said he had nothing...Show More Summary
Peter Jackson has released a lengthy statement in response to Harvey Weinstein‘s denial of blacklisting Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino during the Lord of the Rings casting process. The Weinstein brothers were involved with the fantasy franchise when their studio Miramax was helping develop the films. The studio didn’t end up green-lighting the movie and [...]
EXCLUSIVE: Shortly after Harvey Weinstein denied claims that he blackballed Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino from being cast in Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings movies, Jackson has chimed back in, calling parts of Weinstein’s denial “insincere.” Here is Jackson’s rebuttal in full: Aspects of Harvey's denial are insincere. Show More Summary
‘Lord of the Rings’ director Peter Jackson says Weinstein fed him “false information” about the actresses, which dissuaded him from casting them in projects.
LORD OF THE RINGS DIRECTOR PETER JACKSON: YOU’D BETTER BELIEVE THE WEINSTEINS BLACKBALLED ASHLEY JUDD AND MIRA SORVINO. What makes this even more compelling is the relative stature of both women in the entertainment industry. Judd’s mother and sister had risen to the top of the country charts before her Hollywood career had taken off; […]
According to the outlet Stuff, Peter Jackson has come out, stating that he was given advice and pressure from Harvey Weinstein not to utilize actresses Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino in Lord of the Rings. Here is Jackson’s quote: “I recall Miramax telling us they were a nightmare to work with and we should avoid […]
[Content Note: Rape culture; misogyny.] Peter Jackson says Harvey Weinstein's Miramax led a "smear campaign" against @AshleyJudd and @MiraSorvino https://t.co/NBbbFsN7w4 pic.twitter.com/mCOpb9yCWX — Variety (@Variety) December 15, 2017 Peter & Fran had me in - showed me all the creative, the boards, costumes, everything. Show More Summary
Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino have addressed director Peter Jackson’s claims that Harvey and Bob Weinstein made an effort to blacklist the two actresses from starring in the “Lord of the Rings” franchise in the late 1990s. Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments
During an interview, Sir Peter Jackson said Miramax told him Judd and Sorvino were a "nightmare to work with."
Sorvino said on Twitter that she burst out crying when she saw the article. She says it is confirmation that Weinstein derailed her career.
The blacklist still exists in Hollywood — and it seems Harvey Weinstein deployed it to devastating effect. Many of the women who have accused the producer of sexual harassment and assault said they didn't speak out against him earlier because they feared retaliation. Show More Summary
Ever wonder why some of your favorite actresses' careers seem to fizzle for no reason? Sadly, it seems the answer is probably Harvey Weinstein and his complicit brother Bob Weinstein. Related: Salma Hayek Says Harvey Threatened To Kill Her After She Refused His Advances Award-winning actresses Mira Sorvino and Ashley Judd were two of the many women [...]
Harvey Weinstein isn’t speaking directly in defense of the myriad sexual assault allegations leveled by dozens of women which fomented a movement that has brought down the careers of numerous men, and permeated the zeitgeist to the point...Show More Summary
Harvey Weinstein is responding to Peter Jackson‘s belief that he was “fed false information” about Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino, leading him to not cast them in Lord Of The Rings. Representatives for Harvey issued a statement on Friday (December 15): “Mr. Weinstein has nothing but the utmost respect for Peter Jackson. However, as Mr. [...]
Peter Jackson says Weinstein's production studio urged him not to hire Sorvino or Ashley Judd for "The Lord of the Rings."
The Weinstein scandal continues, this time courtesy of Peter Jackson, who was reportedly told not to hire actresses Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino in his Lord of the Rings trilogy.
"There it is, confirmation that Harvey Weinstein derailed my career," said Sorvino.
Peter Jackson is opening up about Harvey Weinstein, as well as realizing that he was led to believe false information about Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino. The Lord Of The Rings director told Stuff that while in talks to produce Rings with Harvey‘s company Miramax, he expressed interest in casting both actresses. “I recall Miramax [...]