Rosie Perez took the stand last Friday to testify at the Harvey Weinstein rape trial on behalf of her friend Annabella Sciorra. The actress revisited the experience while doing press for her upcoming movie, “The Last Thing He Wanted,” at the Sundance Film Festival.
When asked how she felt after the testimony, Perez had a short, but powerful response.
“All I can say is that I’m not at liberty to comment on it,” she said. “The one thing that I will say is that when you need somebody, you always hope somebody is there. So I’m glad I was there.”
Perez testified that Sciorra told her decades ago, in the early 1990s, that Weinstein raped her.
When director David France and executive producers Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Justin Mikita set out to document the horrific true tale of persecution taking place among LGBTQ-identifying people in Chechnya, the three filmmakers were put in a tough position. Their documentary, “Welcome to Chechnya,” needed to protect those involved and it needed to be completed [...]
Seven years after receiving his first Oscar nominations for “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” director Benh Zeitlin is back, seven years later, with his follow-up film “Wendy.” The reimagining of the classic Peter Pan story places the titular character at the helm (played by actor Devin France). The young girl witnesses one of her friends [...]
Director Lee Isaac Chung’s movie “Minari,” which won the top prize when it debuted at Sundance Film Festival, is a deeply personal story about a Korean American family who moves to a small farm in Arkansas in hopes of living out the American Dream. “I started to write down a lot of memories I had [...]
Kerry Washington has her seat at the table on Hulu’s “Little Fires Everywhere,” in which she’s a lead actor and executive producer with co-star Reese Witherspoon. “When I was a kid I wasn’t like, ‘I want to be a producer one day!’ But I think I have always been — my mother would vouch for […]
Every year the line-up of the Sundance Film Festival is filled with powerful stories from independent filmmakers from around the world. Because many of them brought us to tears, Variety decided to ask the actors and filmmakers behind this year’s Sundance films what was the last movie to make them cry. Plenty of classics were […]
Bong Joon Ho has a lot of reasons to celebrate tonight. The Korean filmmaker made history at the Academy Awards on Sunday night when his comedy-thriller “Parasite” became the first foreign language film to win the Oscar for best picture, beating out “1917,” “Ford v Ferrari,” “The Irishman,” “Jojo Rabbit,” “Joker,” “Little Women,” “Marriage Story,” […]