The experience was so stressful that the Ocean’s 8 star begged movie bosses to fire her so she could escape from the unwanted advances.
“Very early on in my career I had a situation on a film, which was hard,” Bullock told The Sunday Times in a new interview. “It came from a person of authority.”
“I kept deflecting it with humour and it didn’t work. Finally, I said, ‘please just fire me.’”
Bullock doesn’t name the person or movie, but later in the interview she shares her opinion of Harvey Weinstein, who has now been indicted by a New York grand jury on rape and sexual assault charges.
“I heard about Harvey and I was afraid of him,” Bullock told the Times. “I wasn’t asked to be in that world.”
“I only heard what Harvey wanted people to hear, and that made me so f**king angry. People would say, ‘Well, you know how she got that role? She f**ked Harvey.’ I would say, ‘Shut the f**k up. You don’t know that.’ Then, later, to find out that woman was brutally attacked … They didn’t sleep with Harvey. Harvey wanted you to think that.”