By Dino-Ray Ramos. Hayek with Geoffrey Rush. While Jennifer Lopez was interested in playing Frida and at the time was a bigger star, Mr. Weinstein overruled other investors to back Salma as the lead.
Harvey Weinstein Is My Monster Too
Salma Hayek says Harvey Weinstein demanded 'Frida' sex scene with friend Ashley Judd
Behind the scenes of Frida , Harvey Weinstein terrorized Salma Hayek, bombarding her with sexual advances, private insults, and unreasonable demands. He has denied all allegations of nonconsensual sex. He bought the rights to the project, and Hayek signed on to star and produce. Then, after Hayek continually rebuffed his advances, he allegedly turned on her.
Salma Hayek says Harvey Weinstein forced her to do sex scene in 'Frida'
Arrows pierce her mythical deer body, nails puncture her flesh, and her torso is torn open and bound by a body brace as tears stream down her proud, dignified face. In the film, the painting is animated to show Frida slumping over in her chair, head hanging in despair. On December 12, the actress penned a harrowing New York Times op-ed titled " Harvey Weinstein Is My Monster Too, " which not only detailed disturbing accounts of abusive behavior echoed by many other women, but also specifically how nightmarish Weinstein was during the production of Frida —making absurd demands, bullying on set, and threatening to recast the leading role.
In a searing personal essay for The New York Times , actress Salma Hayek writes that she too has several awful stories to share about Harvey Weinstein. At one point, Weinstein even allegedly threatened her life. Though the experience took a toll on her, Hayek kept the allegations to herself for years.