Published Jan 29, 2018Kate Winslet has garnered plenty of acclaim for her onscreen roles over the years, though she's remained fairly quiet in the wake of the Time's Up movement. Last night (January 28), though, she broke her silence while accepting a special prize at the London Film Critics' Circle Awards.
Without naming names, Winslet admitted that has regrets about working with certain "directors, producers and men of power who have for decades been awarded and applauded."
"As women around the world and from all walks of life marched last weekend, I realized that I wouldn't be able to stand here this evening and keep to myself some bitter regrets that I have about poor decisions to work with individuals with whom I wish I had not," she said.
"It has become clear to me that by not saying anything, I might be adding to the anguish of many courageous women and men," she continued. "I know we all stand together in hoping that this moment in history paves the way for a transformed future for generation upon generation to come."
Winslet has previously worked with alleged sexual predators like producer Harvey Weinstein (The Reader), as well as directors Woody Allen (Wonder Wheel) and Roman Polanski (Carnage).
Last year, Winslet came under fire for sidestepping a question about working with Allen. "As the actor in the film, you just have to step away and say, I don't know anything, really, and whether any of it is true or false," she told the New York Times.
Dylan Farrow, one of Allen's accusers, countered by telling the L.A. Times, "It breaks my heart when women and men I admire work with Allen, then refuse to answer questions about it."