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Goldie Hawn recalls being called a ‘dumb blonde’ by a female reporter in the 1970s

Goldie Hawn is getting real about some of the craziest moments in her long career in Hollywood. (Photo: Charlie Gale / Getty Images for Netflix)

Oscar-winning actress Goldie Hawn isn’t holding anything back.

in a new interview with DiversityThe star, 77, opens up about some of the wildest things she’s experienced as a leading lady in Hollywood — including being referred to as a “dumb blonde” by a female reporter at the height of the women’s liberation movement in the ’70s Is. Regrets not attending Oscars in 1970 when she won cactus flower, as well as her salty relationship with disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein.

Reflecting on his early success in the 1960s comedy program laugh laugh Which led to a decade long career in films The Sugarland Express, Private Benjamin, The First Wives Club And much more — Hawn notes how events like the Academy Awards have changed, and not really for the better.

She says of the Oscars, “It used to be elegant.” “I’m not old-fashioned, but sometimes the jokes are off-color. And I’m missing Admiration, Things have become political. I want to see people in awe. I want to see people believe again. I want to see more people laughing in a way that isn’t at the expense of anyone else.

The same goes for the future of romantic comedies, she said, noting how “sad” it is that audiences have labeled them as “pedestrian and not interesting” when compared to modern cinema.

Regarding regrets, she had some — and said her biggest regret was not being in attendance at the 1970 Oscars, where she was named Best Supporting Actress for her role. cactus flower,

“I never got ready. I never got to collect the award,” she said. “I regret it. It’s something I look back on now and think, ‘How nice it would have been to do that.’

Of course, he didn’t even expect to win. “I forgot it was on television that night,” she said. “I woke up at 4 in the morning to a phone call. And it was a man’s voice and he said, ‘Hey, congratulations, you got it.’ ‘What have I got?’ ‘You got the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.'”

Raquel Welch accepted the statuette on Hawn’s behalf that night, stating that Hawn “can’t be here because she’s in London filming.” Truth be told, Hawn had never seen the footage of her win until a few weeks ago, while traveling with this year’s Oscars host, Jimmy Kimmel, to a mutual friend’s party.

“[Jimmy]said, ‘Did you ever see the part where you’re being announced by Fred Astaire?’ And I said, ‘Fred Astaire?!’ He’s my role model,” she said. “And I didn’t know he was the one who announced my name. When I finally saw it, I got emotional.”

The 1970s was also the height of the women’s liberation movement, when feminists worked to advance women’s equality.

Hawn, who at this time was leaning into archetypes that were historically reserved for men – playing a football coach wild cats, Enlisting in the Army in Her Oscar-Nominated Role private benjamin, among others , One woman recalls being shamed by a reporter for her “flying personality”.

“She said to me, ‘Well, don’t you feel irresponsible for being like a dumb blonde, and you know, playing dumb at a time when women are reaching out to be free and liberated,'” He said. “And I looked at him and I said, ‘Oh, but I’m already free.'”

Havan also shared 15 years ago chicago won Best Picture in 2003, Producer Harvey Weinstein was developing a precursor version, starring Hawn as assassin Velma Kelly and Madonna as Roxy Hart (the roles played by Catherine Zeta-Jones and Renée Zellweger, respectively, in the 2003 version).

Hawn said that Weinstein was the one to pull the plug on the project, despite their deal.

“Harvey basically undermined me and Madonna,” said Hawn. “I said, ‘Don’t fuck with me. Because I know what you’re doing. We made a deal.'”

To her surprise, Weinstein paid Hawn what they had negotiated for her work, even though the project was canned. Of the disgraced producer, she said, “You stand up to a bully, and sometimes you win.” No money You restored my faith in dignity and morality.’ I don’t know…”

Certainly, Weinstein is likely to serve the rest of his life in prison after being convicted of rape and accused by multiple women of sexual assault and misconduct. Hahn said, “He’s finally living up to his karma.”

While Hahn said it is “good” that men like Weinstein and others are being punished for their past sexual crimes, he hopes the world can be “cautious” when it comes to other areas.

“I think it’s important to be vigilant on people’s behavior and really understand when they’re out of line and be able to handle it,” she said. “But I’m concerned about these areas: Suddenly you don’t have a job. Suddenly you can’t date a woman within the business or you’ll be fired. They’re canceling books — classic books that no one reads. Could. I don’t like that. There’s mistrust everywhere. So there’s not only cancel culture, but culture wars. Schools are being politicized. But for the greater good of our kids? No one’s really looking at it Is.”

“Now there is a disruption. Disruptions are good. But an imbalance is not,” she said. “I hope to return to some level of sensitivity and objectivity. Hence the ‘cancel culture.’ The word itself scares me more than anything. It is rigid, concrete thinking, which is not good. It has double edges. And who has the right to cancel?”

As for the future of comedy, Hawn expects the audience to continue to grow.

He added, “The level of sensitivity is so high that comedians are afraid to tell some of the jokes the way they used to.” “And it’s a little tricky for comedians; there are things you can’t say and so on and so forth. I mean, it’s fine. There are some areas I agree with. But the level of sensitivity is unforgivable. It’s not a good feeling when you’re in creative mode.”



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