LA,Oct13:Shameless Harvey Weinstein wouldn’t even let age come between him and his prey, according to Kate Beckinsale.
The Underworld actress, 44, revealed in an Instagram post on Thursday that the movie mogul came onto her when she was just a 17-year-old ingénue with school the next day.
Like many of his alleged victims, Beckinsale says Weinstein tried to assault her during a hotel room meeting early on in her career.
‘I was called to meet Harvey Weinstein at the Savoy Hotel when I was 17. I assumed it would be in a conference room which was very common. When I arrived, reception told me to go to his room,’ she wrote.
‘He opened the door in his bathrobe. I was incredibly naive and young and it did not cross my mind that this older, unattractive man would expect me to have any sexual interest in him. After declining alcohol and announcing that I had school in the morning I left, uneasy but unscathed.’
Beckinsale made the revelation in an Instagram post, including what appears to be a picture of her from that age
Kate Beckinsale was filming her latest film Farming in East London on Thursday – hours after she shared her experience of Harvey Weinstein
A few years later, the British actress says Weinstein recalled their first meeting and asked if he had ‘tried anything’.
‘I realized he couldn’t remember if he had assaulted me or not,’ Beckinsale said.
Beckinsale, whose parents were both actors as well, says turning Weinstein down negatively impacted her career.