Uma Thurman issues chilling message to Harvey Weinstein over sexual allegations
If there's one actress you don't want to mess with, it's Uma Thurman. The 47-year-old is arguably best known for her lead role in Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill (produced by Harvey Weinstein), in which she violently and mercilessly slaughters tons of people in order to exact revenge on the people who hurt and abused her.
Sort of appropriate, when you consider the harassment allegations in Hollywood recently.
Much like her character in that movie, Thurman is gutsy, direct, and she is unafraid to speak her mind. That has never been quite as apparent as it was in a Thanksgiving post on Instagram yesterday.
The post starts as a pretty typical holiday post, with Thurman saying: "I am grateful today, to be alive, for all those I love, and for all those who have the courage to stand up for others." However, the message juxtaposes a little with the picture she chose to use: a screencap of her as Beatrix "Black Mamba" Kiddo in Kill Bill.
Her reasons for choosing the image become clear as she goes on, though.
In the next line, she says, "I said I was angry recently, and I have a few reasons, #metoo, in case you couldn’t tell by the look on my face." Thurman does not elaborate on her #metoo experience - but the framing of her statement and the ongoing investigations into various Hollywood abusers seem to imply that it may be something along those lines.
And then she delivers the direct hit at Weinstein:
"I feel it’s important to take your time, be fair, be exact, so... Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! (Except you Harvey, and all your wicked conspirators - I’m glad it’s going slowly - you don’t deserve a bullet) -stay tuned."
Earlier this month, the Pulp Fiction actress had implied that she did have something to say about her old producer, but was staying quiet until a time where she felt she could express herself exactly as she wanted.
“I don’t have a tidy soundbite for you, because I have learned, I am not a child and I have learned that… when I’ve spoken in anger, I usually regret the way I express myself,” Thurman said when she was pressed on the Weinstein scandal. “So I’ve been waiting to feel less angry… and when I’m ready, I’ll say what I have to say.”
This is by no means the first time Thurman has directly addressed the issue of assault and sexually inappropriate behaviour in the film industry. Back in 1989, the actress gave an interview with Rolling Stone in which she spoke about the media's obsession with her private life and sexuality, as well as making reference to the notion that powerful figures treat women in Hollywood like "prey".
Weinsten is now facing allegations from over a hundred women, some of which are lesser offenses such as inappropriate contact, whereas others implicate him for rape and sexual assault - crimes which he should certainly face a prison sentence for.
Thurman's sign off, "stay tuned" implies she has more to say on the matter, so expect to hear more from her as the investigation into Weinstein's horrific actions continues.