Predators? I’d punch ’em in the teeth, says Joanna Lumley
JOANNA LUMLEY has said women need to make clearer decisions to avoid falling victim to predators.
The 71-year-old (pictured) said she was ‘full of sympathy for the horrors that have gone on’ but women should ‘speak up’ if someone asks them to do something they don’t like.
She worries younger performers may agree to enter into situations to further their careers. ‘If you don’t know whether to take your pants off, don’t suddenly scream later, “I didn’t really want to do it”. And don’t go to his hotel room if you’re not sure, because it won’t end well,’ she added.
Lumley said she has never been ‘predator fodder’ — because she would ‘punch them in the teeth’.
This year’s Bafta host also feels under pressure to wear black for the Time’s Up campaign after the Golden Globes. ‘At the Globes, if you weren’t wearing black you were virtually saying, “I am Harvey Weinstein’s mistress”,’ she told Hello! magazine.
‘Everybody will be in black out of terror, even though I would love to wear a colour. I love flamboyance and our industry and I want to celebrate it.’
Author: Andrei Harmsworth