Although Michelle Pfeiffer isn’t sharing any scandalous stories of encounters with disgraced moguls, she told the BBC that she hasn’t been able to elude sexual harassment, which she calls a “systemic” problem in Hollywood.
“I have never worked with Harvey,” she said, speaking of Harvey Weinstein, who has been accused by more than 90 women of sexual harassment, assault or rape. “I have had some experiences and, I have to say, since this has all come out there really hasn’t been one woman that I’ve talked to who hasn‘t had an experience. And it just really goes to show you how systemic the problem is.”
The star of “Murder on the Orient Express” added that with the flood of allegations has come an openness to talk about and share those kinds of traumatic experiences.
“I know I’m having conversations with women I’ve known my whole life and we have never discussed this… and it is coming out,” Pfeiffer said.
The atmosphere is changing in such a way that Pfeiffer said is making people think twice.
“Oh, I think all men are thinking,” she laughed. “There’s a lot of reflection going on with men and women.” And she includes herself in that mix. “I was thinking myself, thinking back and thinking, well, you know, where’s that line between, ‘Oh I got hit on’ and ‘I was inappropriately [approached]’?'”
Watch Michelle Pfeiffer’s interview here.