embarrassed! The juicy moment Lisa Wilkinson chowes Richard Dreyfuss about sexual abuse in Hollywood on the project… before the actor snaps halfway through answering
The project left fans whining about Hollywood legends Richard Dreyfuss and Kathleen Turner in an embarrassing interview on the project on Sunday.
Things started out in a cheerful way as the panel asked the actors about their experience attending Supanova Comic Con And Gaming in Sydney.
But the interview took an awkward turn when the topic suddenly turned to sexual assault in Hollywood.
Took an Awkward Turn: Richard and Kathleen’s Project Interview on Sunday Started About Supanova But Quickly Turned Into Sexual Assault in Hollywood
In response to a question regarding misogynistic attitudes towards women in Hollywood and how they are changing in the wake of the #MeToo movement, Kathleen commented: “The disdain for women or the ingrained assumption of women as lower-class citizens is universal.”
Then host Lisa Wilkinson asked Richard about a controversial statement he made earlier in response to a colleague calling him out for his past inappropriate behavior.
Richard responded by saying that past actions had “turned him on” in the past before explaining that he was a “dirty dog” during his early years in Hollywood in the late 1970s to early 1980s.
‘I was a dirty dog internally’: While Richard admitted he was ashamed of his past behaviour, he clarified that his actions were ‘culturally supported’
While Richard admitted he was ashamed of his past behavior, he explained that his actions were “culturally supported” and that the women all knew but simply “didn’t want to be remembered that way.”
While Kathleen visibly struggled to share her thoughts on the matter, the actor shared his view on the latest list of accusations due to the #MeToo movement.
Richard says that people “should not accuse someone of a crime before the crime has been determined.”
Comments: The actor commented that ‘people should not accuse someone of a crime before the crime has been determined’ in relation to the recent list of accusations due to the #MeToo movement
Can’t get a word in the language: While Richard shared his thoughts on the #MeToo movement, Kathleen clearly struggled to get her thoughts on the subject
Jaws actor then tried to defend disgraced US Senator Al Franken, who was recently pressured to step down from office over allegations of sexual misconduct.
Host Tommy then cut off Little Richard mid-sentence because she was running out of time, but quickly gave Kathleen the chance to share her thoughts on the matter.
The actress said that while the #MeToo movement is great for women speaking out, she believes that organizations created to provide assistance to women who are unable to afford lawyers to defend themselves are even more important.
THE CUT: Host Tommy Little cut Richard off mid-sentence because she was running out of time but quickly gave Kathleen the opportunity to share her thoughts on the subject
When the embarrassing interview on The Project unfolded, viewers took to Twitter to slam the clip.
Some viewers weren’t particularly happy with the change of topic from Supanova to the #MeToo movement, while others thought the hosts were being rude to cut off Richard and Kathleen mid-sentence.
One person wrote: “ruining your winning recipe there,[Project]. Inviting guests, putting them at the end of the show, then cutting them off… Very bad form and rude.”
“I in no way endorse any of Mr. Dreyfuss’ actions or comments in any way, but I thought the last bit was about a supernova not blinding a guest,” one viewer wrote.
‘A little embarrassing’: Viewers weren’t happy with how Richard and Kathleen’s interview on the project turned out, and took to Twitter to share their thoughts