Mira Sorvino is an American actress and an Academy award winner for her role in Woody Allen’s Mighty Aphrodite. She has also starred in several hit movies, the most notable one being her portrayal of Marilyn Monroe in Norma Jean & Marilyn. She has been nominated for many more awards throughout her life.
Sorvino has also impacted Hollywood in several other ways. In fact, she was one of the first victims to come forward with allegations of gross misconduct against Harvey Weinstein. Since then she has come out on several occasions to encourage others to share their side of the story. Very recently, she showed her support for James Cameron for standing up against abusers.
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Mira Sorvino on how some people “tainted” her career
On an episode of Marc Maron’s WTF podcast, the actress Mira Sorvino dove into detail about the horrors she had to face while working with Woody Allen and Harvey Weinstein. She said,
“It really taints it. And it’s so crazy that so much of my early career is tainted by [Allen] and by Harvey Weinstein,–It’s sort of breathtaking.”
“It really, in a certain way, ruins Mighty Aphrodite for me, ruins my Oscar performance, ruins that start of my career, because I treasured it for years and then it’s like, I should have denounced him and I should have known it then,–I didn’t know it then but I didn’t look deep enough to actually educate myself to really make an educated opinion at the time. It’s not an excuse, I should have.”
Sorvino then stated a very obvious fact, which sometimes people fail to consider. The Academy award winner stated,
“Just because he was as brilliant as he was, just because I grew up reading his books and performing his plays in my high school and just idolizing him, doesn’t mean he’s not a terrible person who hurt his daughter, who hurt a child, and there is no forgiveness for that.”
Mira Sorvino calls James Cameron a hero for speaking up
In a recent article for THR, the director himself discussed the night he was the “King of the World.” Cameron also talked about when a fight broke out between Harvey Weinstein and him at the awards ceremony. He said,
“If you want to come to work at a place that’s a friend of the artist, a friend of the filmmaker” — he’s holding his hand out, and I just blew him off. It was just an ugly little moment. But, yeah, I did defend Guillermo and I called Harvey on his bullshit, and then he got very loud and verbally abusive and almost potentially physically violent.”
He was still in disbelief at how most of the people around them remained silent on the matter. The director stated,
“And he was about to get clocked by an Oscar — which would’ve been highly appropriate, I think. But I wasn’t thinking about it in those terms; it was just the weapon at hand. The hysterical thing about the whole moment was people around us were saying, “Not here! Not here!” It was kind of like, “It’s OK if you boys fight out in the alley, but don’t do it here at the Academy Awards!””
This article grabbed the attention of none other than Mira Sorvino, who then voiced her support for the director with a tweet. She said,
“You’re a hero in my book”
Thank you @JimCameron besides being the most brilliant filmmaker you are a hero in my book-thank you for standing up for my genius director @RealGDT as I did years ago and confronting the bullying convicted rapist monster Harvey Weinstein. https://t.co/UYuZgl2gun pic.twitter.com/90qVfasWRO
— Mira Sorvino (@MiraSorvino) March 17, 2023
Sorvino was very glad that James Cameron chose to stand up to the “bully” back in the day when a handful of them dared to protest against the wrongdoings of such a powerful person.
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