Goldie Hawn Reveals Harvey Weinstein, Madonna’s Betrayal: “Don’t Fuck With Me”

Goldie Hawn doesn’t mind Harvey Weinstein doing the Cell Block Tango.

The 77-year-old Hollywood actress lambastes the jailed producer, claiming he cheated her out of a film role in the late 1980s.

Hawn, 77, told Variety on Wednesday that she and Madonna were set to star in a Weinstein-produced screen adaptation of “Chicago” before he suddenly revamped the project.

“Harvey basically undermined me and Madonna,” the star said, claiming she was cast as Velma Kelly, while the “Like A Virgin” singer was attached to play Roxie Hart.

At the time, Hawn was in her early 40s. However, before production began, Weinstein suddenly commissioned a new script in which Velma was 23, thus aging Hawn from the role.

The star recalled confronting Weinstein after hearing the news. She told Variety, “I said, ‘Don’t fuck with me. Because I know exactly what you’re doing. We have a deal.'”

Harvey Weinstein and Goldie Hawn attend the de Grisogono dinner at Hotel du Cap Eden Roc on May 17, 2011 in Cannes, France.
Harvey Weinstein and Goldie Hawn attend the de Grisogono dinner at Hotel du Cap Eden Roc on May 17, 2011 in Cannes, France.

Although Weinstein never agreed to have Hawn in the role, he paid her a salary because she had signed on to star in the project.

“You are standing up to a tyrant. And sometimes you win,” she said. “I said to him afterwards, ‘You know what the best part of you is that pays me? Not the money. You have restored my faith in dignity and ethics. I did not know…”

Weinstein eventually ended up producing the big-screen adaptation of “Chicago” in 2002, with Catherine Zeta-Jones playing Velma.

Zeta-Jones went on to win a Best Supporting Actress Academy Award for the role.

Catherine Zeta Jones and Renee Zellwegger in a scene from Chicago
Catherine Zeta Jones and Renée Zellwegger in a scene from “Chicago” in 2002.
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Weinstein was once Hollywood’s most powerful producer, renowned for making and breaking careers.

But in 2017, several women came forward saying the movie mogul had raped and sexually assaulted them, leading to his dramatic downfall. Weinstein is currently serving a 23-year prison sentence in New York for his crimes.

Last month, the power player was sentenced to an additional 16 years behind bars by a Los Angeles judge after being convicted in that city of three counts of rape and sexual assault.

Madonna and Harvey Weinstein during
Madonna and Harvey Weinstein chat at the ‘Arthur and the Invisibles’ special screening in New York on January 11, 2007.

Weinstein issued a statement from prison regarding Hawn’s claims.

He told Variety, “Acting roles were always chosen based on what was best for the project, artistically and financially.”

The disgraced producer bizarrely claimed Hawn had a ‘positive’ experience being attached to the role, adding, ‘We felt we did our best on ‘Chicago and I’m proud of that, and I’m so thrilled. that Goldie’s experience was positive, and that she has the courage to say so in this environment. I would just say “thank you”.

The “Cactus Flower” star spoke candidly about her experiences working with the ex-movie producer in a recent Variety profile.
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Hawn, however, isn’t losing sleep over Weinstein’s disappearance, telling Variety, “”He’s finally living his karma. “

Elsewhere in her interview with the industry publication, Hawn revealed how she slept around the time she won her Best Supporting Actress Oscar for ‘Cactus Flower’ in 1970.

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