Nag-open up ang Sex and the City star na si Sarah Jessica Parker tungkol sa isang hindi magandang insidente noong makatrabaho niya ang isang sikat na movie actor.
Ayon sa interview ni SJP for NPR's Fresh Air last July 3, ang naturang movie actor “who was behaving, not only inappropriately, but perhaps even I would say, they weren’t living up to contractual obligations as well.”
Hindi na binanggit ng 54-year old two-time Emmy winner ang name ng actor or ang pinagsamahan nilang project. Mabilis daw kumilos si SJP sa pag-report sa inappropriate behavior ng naturang actor.
“I felt I was no longer able to convey how uncomfortable this was making me, how inappropriate it was.
"The nature of the person who I felt was really the instigator, this was a grown man; a very big movie star. He was baked, meaning his personality, it was cooked. He was a formed person and that wasn’t going to change," kuwento pa ni SJP sa kanyang #MeToo experience.
Tumugon daw agad ang agent ni SJP sa nireklamo nito laban sa actor at mabilis daw nitong kinausap ang mga namumuno sa production ng project.
"My agent immediately took action without hesitation. He said to them, ‘If this continues, I have sent her a ticket, a one-way ticket out of this city’ — where I was shooting — ‘and she will not be returning.’”
Mabilis daw naayos ang situation at biglang nag-behave ang actor sa mga kinikilos niya sa harapan ni SJP.
“It was fascinating. Within hours, everything had changed.
"It wasn’t perfectly pleasant but I didn’t have to be coy anymore and I didn’t have to dread a potential conversation.
"I didn’t have to listen to jokes about me or my figure or what people thought they could talk me into doing. All these men and, that just stopped.
"I felt certainly better and safer. That I could continue what I wanted to do.”
Isa lang daw ito sa countless experiences ni SJP with "men behaving poorly or inappropriately” throughout her career.
Thankful ang aktres sa #MeToo and #TimesUp movement dahil nagkaroon ng paraan ang mga babae in Hollywood today on how to cope with such a situation.
Hindi raw tulad noon na parang wala silang power to say 'No' or to call our their male co-workers kahit na magkaiba ang level nila sa trabaho.
“I would say, until about six or eight months ago that I started recognizing countless experiences of men behaving poorly, inappropriately, and all the ways that I had made it possible to keep coming to work or to remain on set, or to simply — as I’ve described it — just push it down, push it away, find a little space for it and move on.
“I always found a spot and really just didn’t allow it to consume me. I don’t know why, to be honest. I don’t know why I either wasn’t courageous or more destroyed by some of the things that I was privy to, that I was on the receiving end of.
“No matter how evolved or how modern I thought I was, I didn’t feel entirely in a position — no matter what my role was on set — I didn’t feel as powerful as the man who was behaving inappropriately.
"Which just strikes me as just stunning to say out loud because there were plenty of occasions where it was happening and I was in a different position and I was as powerful. I had every right to say, ‘This is inappropriate.’ I could have felt safe in going to a superior.
“I don’t recall saying ‘No.' This is very weird about this, and I don’t know if I’m ashamed of that or if I simply found a host of other words that said no in other ways. I do think that I was probably nervous about saying the word no, that it jeopardized my place, my work.”
Kasalukuyang napapanood si SJP sa season three ng HBO original series na Divorce.
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