“I meet men like Harvey Weinstein all the time“.This is how the poignant letter Léa has written for The Guardian begins. In it, she recounts her experience in the male-dominated Hollywood where “it feels like you have to be very strong to be a woman in [this] industry”.
Cinema is my life. And I know all of the ways in which the film industry treats women with contempt
Most importantly, she candidly describes the various instances in which Harvey Weinstein sexually harassed her throughout her ten-year spanning career as a successful actress and insists that “everyone knew what Harvey was up to and no one did anything”.
[…] he flirted and stared at me as if I was a piece of meat. He acted as if he were considering me for a role. But I knew that was bullshit. I knew it, because I could see it in his eyes. He had a lecherous look. He was using his power to get sex.
A quick update has been done in our gallery with two new magazine scans and Léa’s latest public events: the Louis Vuitton Fall/Winter 2017 fashion show and the exclusive MET Gala held in NYC the 1st of May. She graced the covers of Vogue Japan June 2017, along with Nicolas Ghesquiere, Michelle Williams, Jennifer Connelly and Rila Fukushima. She’s also on the cover of french Marie Claire and Vogue Korea as well, both for their June issues.
Amazing News! Léa is set to star in Thomas Vinterberg‘s English-language Russian submarine drama based on the explosion of the Kursk, which sank in the Barents Sea in 2000. Léa will play Tanya, wife of the Russian Navy captain-lieutenant Mikhail Kalekov (Mathias Schoenaerts). Colin Firth is also par of the project, and he’ll play the British naval commander named David Russel who tried to save the crew on board going against Russia’s warnings. The shooting will start in April.
Between September and October Léa attended a few public events such as the London Premiere of ‘It’s Just The End of The World‘, a Cocktail Party at the Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris and the Spring/Summer Fashion Show by the same House held in Paris as well. She also appeared on the cover of french magazine Madame Figaro and IO Donna Italy for their November issues.
Plus production of Doremus’ new project “Zoe“, which will see Léa Seydoux and Charlie Hunnam working together for the first time, is set to start in Montreal in April, 2017.
“He [Doremus] is directing “Zoe” from a script by Rich Greenberg, in which two colleagues at a revolutionary research lab design technology to improve and perfect romantic relationships. As their work progresses, their discoveries become more profound.”
Léa was at this year’s TIFF to promote ‘It’s Only The End of The World‘ along with Canadian director Xavier Dolan and co-stars Gaspard Ulliel and Nathalie Baye. Four days later, the film had its official french premiere at the Paris MK2 Bibliotheque with Xavier Dolan, Marion Cotillard and Gaspard Ulliel also in attendance. As the film is out in France this week, Léa is featured on the cover of the newest issue of Elle France which you can now find in our gallery! As well as the pictures of these events in our gallery, please also enjoy some interviews that you can watch below!
On a side note, all the staff at Adoring Léa Seydoux (leaseydoux.org) would like to congratulate Léa and André on the news that they are expecting their first child! We wish them an easy, healthy but most of all, exciting pregnancy as they await the arrival of their bundle of joy!
” […] you take everything away, you take the perfection away, you take great hairdos and wonderful makeup away—you take everything away and you say, ‘These are the twelve of the most sensible, emotional, [actresses].’ If you shoot it on women nobody knows, well, that’s a good idea too, but then you would not make the connection. What I wanted to do was get the 12 actresses who are the most important actresses—after them, there are not many others left—and use them with that message. Not to put them in character, not to do anything to them, [just say] ‘This is them, and they are raw, and they are sensible, and they are emotional.’ This is beautiful for me. That’s why I like this calendar more than any other before, including the ones I did.”
Peter Lindberg – vogue.com
Léa is one of the twelve actresses chosen by Peter Lindberg to be portrayed for the 2017 Pirelli Calendar. Along with her we’ll see Lupita Nyong’o, Uma Thurman, Robin Wright, Helen Mirren, Julianne Moore, Charlotte Rampling, Kate Winslet, Jessica Chastain, Nicole Kidman, Zhang Ziyi, Rooney Mara, Penelope Cruz, Alicia Vikander and Anastasia Ignatova, a professor of political theory in Moscow.
Peter Lindberg tells Vogue that the resulting photos will be “a love song to the women I really know and really like, anche there’s no exception“. Read more on Vogue!
Amazing news! According to The Hollywood Reporter, Léa and Charlie Hunnam will star in Drake Doremus’ next project. Doremus has directed the sci-fi movie Equals and Like Crazy. The new project has been described as a “unique love story” but we’ll have more infos in the next future. We’ll keep you updated!
"This industry is based on desirable actresses. You have to be desirable and loved. But not all desires have to be fulfilled, even though men in the industry have an expectation that theirs should be. I think – and hope – that we might finally see a change. Only truth and justice can bring us forward." The Guardian, Oct. 2017.
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