Kate Winslet Expresses "Bitter Regret" Over Some Of Her Career Choices In The Wake Of The #MeToo Movement
"While it rests with the rule of law to pass judgement, it lies with all of us to listen to the smallest of voices and to never stop listening," Winslet said in a speech on Sunday.
"There are directors, producers and men of power who have for decades been awarded and applauded for their highly regarded work by both this industry and moviegoers alike," Winslet began.
She went on to express "bitter regrets" over decisions she's made to work with certain individuals, though she didn't name anyone in particular.
As women around the world and from all walks of life marched last weekend, once again joining together to speak out against harassment, exploitation and abuse, I realised 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.
Winslet said on Sunday that she now realises her silence on these matters "might be adding to the anguish of many courageous women and men".
She went on to say that, in situations like these, we should ensure the focus remains on the victims of abuse.
Let us please not make this about which people express public regret and those who choose not to, but instead keep the focus on the terrible, secret crimes of abuse against vulnerable children, girls, women and indeed boys and men too.