Last month, while promoting My Week with Marilyn, Harvey Weinstein told me to forget about The Iron Lady and its star Meryl Streep. But today, while promoting The Iron Lady and its star Meryl Streep in New York, the legendary producer expressed regret for making those comments.
I shouldve not said that, he lamented, after sequestering me away from Meryl Streeps ears, who was in the room getting ready for the press conference.
Last month, Weinstein expressed confidence in the star of My Week with Marilyne, Michelle Williams, gaining the Oscar for the best lead actress.
I do believe that Meryl Streep will win in the drama category and Michelle Williams will win in the Comedy category, he said.
Having submitted My Week with Marilyn as a comedy, Weinstein’s logic works fine for the Golden Globe awards, which, unlike the Oscars, has a separate category for comedy. However, he was reluctant to express his opinion about which one of his stars should win the Oscar.
I am sure that both Meryl and Michelle will be nominated by the Academy, he said in earnest.