Russell Crowe was wanting a lot fuller on the Atlanta, Georgia set of his new film Boy Erased on Tuesday.
The Australian actor, 53, had a noticeable paunch as he ready for a scene with co-star Nicole Kidman, who appeared very totally different in her blonde wig and leopard print high.
This is the primary time Crowe has been seen since Sharon Waxman claimed in a put up shared on The Wrap that the star, together with Matt Damon, referred to as her in 2004 to get a intercourse scandal story killed that she was writing about film govt Harvey Weinstein.
At work: Russell Crowe was seen making ready for a scene for his movie Boy Erased in Atlanta, Georgia with a crew individual on Tuesday
More of Russell: The Australian actor appeared fuller than standard as he wore a blue shirt and khakis whereas holding what seemed to be a part of a script
Friends: Crowe was accused of calling Sharon Waxman in 2004 when she was at The New York Times and asking her to kill a narrative that needed to do with Harvey Weinstein and a intercourse scandal; Harvey labored on Master And Commander for Weinstein – right here they’re pictured in 2005
Russell has but to react to Waxman’s accusation, although on Tuesday Damon mentioned he by no means noticed any dangerous conduct on Harvey’s half.
‘My expertise with him was all above board and that’s what I instructed her,’ mentioned Damon.
Russel is seen right here for the poster for Master And Commander
‘I simply keep in mind it being a unfavourable piece, a success job on Fabrizio. Harvey mentioned, you labored with him. Can you inform her that he was knowledgeable and also you had an excellent expertise, and that was it. I didn’t thoughts doing it, as a result of that was all true.’
Damon instructed Deadline the occasions of the previous week had come as a whole shock.
‘I did 5 or 6 motion pictures with Harvey. I by no means noticed this. I feel a number of actors have come out and mentioned, all people’s saying all of us knew. That’s not true’, he mentioned.
‘If there was ever an occasion that I used to be at and Harvey was doing this type of factor and I didn’t see it, then I’m so deeply sorry, as a result of I’d have stopped it. And I’ll peel my eyes again now, father than I ever have, to search for such a conduct.’E
His finest good friend Ben Affleck has condemned the producer and mentioned the allegations made him ‘sick.’
As of Tuesday, Rose McGowan, Asia Argento, Mira Sorvino, Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie, amongst others, have mentioned they have been harassed by Weinstein.
Taking his time: Russell has but to react to Waxman’s accusation, although Damon instructed Deadline on Tuesday he did not see any wrongdoing on Harvey’s half
Heavy topic: Boy Erased is predicated on Garrard Conley’s e-book a couple of son of a baptist preacher who’s compelled to take part in a church-supported homosexual conversion program
On Monday Kidman launched a press release to People about Weinstein. She had labored with Harvey on Lion, Nine, Cold Mountain and The Others.
‘As I’ve said earlier than publicly, I help and applaud all ladies and these ladies who communicate out towards any abuse and misuse of energy — be it home violence or sexual harassment within the workforce. We have to eradicate this conduct,’ she wrote.
Kidman performed an abused spouse on this 12 months’s Big Little Lies, which earned her an Emmy award.
Boy Erased is predicated on Garrard Conley’s e-book a couple of son of a baptist preacher who’s compelled to take part in a church-supported homosexual conversion program.
His outdated pal: Meanwhile, Kidman wore a vivid blonde wig that minimize off at her shoulders. She was nearly unrecognizable in her non designer clothes
Gay conversion remedy has grown more and more controversial within the late 20th century as mainstream well being and medical teams have rejected the underlying assumptions that LGBTQ folks have to or can change their sexuality.
On the set of his new movie in Atlanta, Crowe wore a pale blue button down shirt that pulled on the sides and a colourful tie with khaki slacks and a belt. He additionally wore his hair longer and had on prescription glasses.
Crowe held what appeared like a script in his hand and was noticed on a garden exterior a brick constructing as he centered on making ready for his subsequent scene.
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Meanwhile, Kidman wore a blonde wig that minimize off at her shoulders. She was nearly unrecognizable in her non designer clothes. The spouse of Keith Urban had an umbrella handler defend her from sprinkles.
The magnificence smiled away as if she was having an excellent time on set.
The movie additionally stars Joel Edgerton (who additionally directs), Flea, Cherry Jones, Jason Davis and Emily Hinkler.
Harvey gave her this position: On Monday Kidman launched a press release to People about Weinstein. She had labored with Harvey on Lion, Nine (pictured), Cold Mountain and The Others. ‘As I’ve said earlier than publicly, I help and applaud all ladies and these ladies who communicate out towards any abuse and misuse of energy’
It seems as if Crowe will in some unspecified time in the future have to handle Waxman’s claims that he have been instrumental in killing her story.
Weinstein sufferer Rose McGowan lashed out at Damon on Monday,and Crowe may very well be subsequent.
‘Hey @Mattdamon what’s it wish to be a spineless profiteer who stays silent?’ wrote McGowan hours after calling on all the board at Weinstein Company to step down for being complicit in masking up the manager’s actions.
McGowan additionally acknowledged a couple of of Damon’s equally tongue-tied friends, tweeting: ‘Ben Affleck Casey Affleck, how’s your morning boys?’
Ben has since launched a press release slamming Weinstein’s conduct.
Best of buds: Waxman mentioned Damon additionally referred to as her in 2004 about Weinstein (Damon and Weinstein above in 2005); he mentioned he was solely defending one other govt
Lashing out: Weinsten sufferer Rose McGowan responded to this by tweeting: ‘Hey @Mattdamon what’s it wish to be a spineless profiteer who stays silent?’ (above)
Waxman mentioned in her piece that Damon and Crowe referred to as her after she managed to get a number of sources stating on the document that an Italian man being paid $400,000 by the corporate knew little about movie and was higher identified for the ‘evenings he organized with Russian escorts.’
The Wrap founder Waxman (pictured on October three)
She was working for The New York Times on the time.
The story was finally killed regardless of Waxman’s findings on the time.
Reps for each Crowe and Damon didn’t reply to requests for remark.
At the middle of the story was a person who labored as the pinnacle of Miramax Italy, however who had no movie expertise.
Miramax, which was based by Weinstein and his brother Bob in 1979, was nonetheless being run by the brothers at that workforce though in 1993 they’d offered to Disney.
Multiple sources instructed Waxman that Fabrizio Lombardo, who headed up Miramax Italy, was really placed on the payroll to assist procure ladies for Weinstein, and that was the explanation for his $400,000 within the one-year span between 2003 and 2004 when he labored for the corporate.
Waxman additionally tracked down a lady in London who mentioned she had been paid off after an undesirable sexual encounter with Weinstein.
She revealed nonetheless that whereas the reporting was going properly, she started to hit a special street block as soon as Weinstein realized that the Times was engaged on a unfavourable story.
That is when the manager started working attempting to kill the story, utilizing Damon and Crowe to assist him by vouching for Lombardo.
The story centered on Fabrizio Lombardo, who was head of Miramax Italy for lower than a 12 months between 2003 and 2004. Multiple sources instructed Waxman that Lombardo was placed on the payroll to acquire ladies for Weinstein (the 2 pictured above in 2007)
The two males each appeared in Miramax movies produced by Weinstein round that point – Damon in The Brothers Grimm (2005) and Crowe in Master And Commander (2003).
Damon and his lifelong friends Ben and Casey Affleck all owe their careers to Weinstein in some ways because of his championing of Good Will Hunting.
Waxman wrote the she was finally instructed that Weinstein made a go to to the Times newsroom, the place he met with folks ‘above my head’ to ‘make his displeasure identified.’
Miramax was an enormous advertiser within the paper on the time as properly, and used that to assist get the story killed based on Waxman.
In the top, her editors determined towards publishing the accusations.
‘The story was stripped of any reference to sexual favors or coercion and buried on the within of the Culture part, an obscure story about Miramax firing an Italian govt. Who cared?’ Waxman recalled.