Judi Dench Criticizes Hollywood's Tendency To Erase The Contributions Of Ostracized Filmmakers
According to a report from Page Six, Judi Dench recently came out to criticize the idea of erasing the history and the contributions made by men who were fraught with sexual misconduct scandals and other transgressions, specifically, in the case of Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey.
In the past, Judi has lambasted the two aforementioned men, however, during a recent interview with the United Kingdom outlet, The Radio Times, the star said the contributions done by the previously named men should not be disregarded or erased from the culture's history.
Regarding Spacey's removal from the Ridley Scott film from 2017, All The Money In The World , the Oscar winner rhetorically asked, "what kind of agony is that?" The James Bond alum asked if society was going to "negate" ten years of work done by Spacey just because of a sexual misconduct scandal.
Furthermore, Dench asked, if people should stop looking at all of the movies Weinstein played a role in creating? As Hollywood fans know, Harvey Weinstein's company, The Weinstein Company, is responsible for producing some of the most iconic films of all time, including much of the work done by Quentin Tarantino.
Giving another example from the ages, Judi said that no one should be able to look at a Caravaggio painting again. Caravaggio once killed someone. Dench has worked with Harvey on a number of different occasions in the past and was one of many to condemn his behavior following the allegations rearing their head in the mainstream media.
As it was previously reported, Harvey has denied all allegations against him and is currently gearing up to head to trial in September of this year following a trial postponement.
Furthermore, in the case of Kevin Spacey, The Old Vic theater for which he worked received approximately 20 personal accusations of nefarious behavior on part of the American Beauty alum. Currently, Kevin is getting ready to go on trial as well.
Finishing off her statements, Dench said, "are we going to extrude them from our history? I don't know..."