GOT fame Lena Headey: Refusing sex to Harvey Weinstein harmed a decade of my career
Popular American actor Lena Headey will be soon seen in the much-anticipated eighth season of Game Of Thrones. Just like her character Cersei Lannister in the fantasy series, the 45-year-old has had horrific phases in real life as well. In a recent interview to The Sunday Times, the actor revealed that refusing sex to movie mogul Harvey Weinstein impacted ‘a decade of her career’. She revealed she also barely saw any roles from Miramax, the studio Weinstein co-founded.
"After he was discovered to be a slimeball, on a grander scale than me just knowing it, I did start thinking, 'F**k, maybe because I didn't sh*g him, that's impacted a decade of my working life', because I did two jobs for Miramax before those incidents, and after that there was nothing," she said. Speaking about the alleged incident, she added, "At one point, Harvey asked me to take a walk down to the water, I walked down with him and he stopped and made some suggestive comment, a gesture, I just laughed it off, I was genuinely shocked. 'I remember thinking, it's got to be a joke, I said something like... oh come on mate! It'd be like kissing my dad'."
Headey first opened up about the incident on Twitter in October 2017. Weinstein was accused of sexual assault by not just one or two, but more than 80 women including actresses Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow and Rose McGowan. He, however, has denied all accusations.