Cate Blanchett talked about Harvey Weinstein and ‘Carol’

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The celebrated lesbian film, which picked up a string of awards in 2015, starred Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara as two women falling in love and fighting for their forbidden happiness in 1950s. Weinstein was listed as an executive producer on the film, but in an interview with Variety, Blanchett – who has spoken in solidarity with women who have accused Weinstein of sexual harassment – said that he did not take part in the shooting process. At least Cate, the leading actress, did not contact him during the filming. In a comment on the piece, Carol producer Elizabeth Karlsen added that Weinstein was given an Executive Producer credit on the film as “one of the non negotiable terms of the distribution agreement.” There was no creative involvement of Weinstein in the film, he was listed there only formally. Several Weinstein accusers have opened up about his approach to LGBT representation in general and lesbianism in part in the films he produced.

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