Goldie Hawn has talked openly about the day she confronted Harvey Weinstein after he blew up their previous “deal.”
In the late 1980s, Weinstein’s production company Miramax was ready to adopt the renowned Broadway musical Chicago for the big screen. Hawn was slated to portray Velma Kelly, and Madonna would play Roxie Hart.
A different script that featured a younger Velma, age 23, was commissioned by Weinstein during the film’s development. Hawn was 20 years older at that time.
Hawn claimed in a recent interview with Variety, “Harvey sabotaged Madonna and me.”. I commanded, “Don’t f*** with me. Considering that I am fully aware of your plans. We came to an agreement. “.
After the film’s eventual collapse, Weinstein reworked it with Catherine Zeta-Jones as Velma and Renée Zellweger as Roxie. The movie won the Best Picture Oscar the following year.
Hawn was delighted to learn that the now-excommunicated media tycoon did, in fact, pay her the agreed-upon amount for her work.
She said, “You can sometimes win when you stand up to a bully. The best thing about you paying me, I told him later, is that it’s not about the cash. You helped me regain my faith in morality and decency.
He’s, at last, getting his karma,” she added.
In Los Angeles and New York, Weinstein is serving a lengthy prison term for sexual assault-related offences.
He told the newspaper behind bars, “Acting roles were always selected based on what was best for the movie, both aesthetically and financially.”.
“I am so happy that Goldie’s experience was positive, and she has the strength to say so in this climate. We believed we did the best we could in Chicago, and I’m proud of it. “I just want to say thank you.