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the headlines: prosecutors in michigan have charged the parents of a teenager, accused of murdering four students at his high school. james and jennifer crumbley have also been charged with manslaughter. theirson, ethan, carried out the mass shooting with a semiautomatic pistol bought by his father. the first data on the omicron variant of covid suggests vaccines are less effective at stopping it spreading. scientists in south africa have reported a surge in the number of people being reinfected. it's the first real—world evidence indicating the new variant may evade immune defences. a team of british scientists have used gene editing technology to create female—only and male—only litters of mice. the technique could prevent the destruction of hundreds of thousands of unwanted mammels used in research, —— mammals used in research, and millions of male chickens culled because they don't lay eggs. thousands of people
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in parts of north—east england and scotland are still without power a week after storm arwen left a trail of destruction. the energy regulator, ofgem, has launched an urgent review into the response of the energy network companies. our scotland correspondent lorna gordon has been finding out how people have been coping in aberdeenshire. in the wintersun, aberdeenshire looks stunning. but this has been a brutally hard week for many here, and seven days on from storm arwen, its impact is still being felt. have you got your power back on again? no, it's not on yet. we went off on friday. on friday, the day of the wind. 0h, aye, there have been trees blown down a lot before but i mean, this is the worst i've seen. for some, no power meant no water either so bottled water was brought in for drinking and at night, this family huddled together for warmth. like many we spoke to, they were disappointed at the information they'd received. you just felt like crying sometimes.
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you just couldn't. .. i think it was the false promises as well, we kept getting e—mails of them saying it will be on at six o'clock, it will be on at 12 o'clock. and then last night, the army came, two army blokes came, but that was the first people that's been to check that you're all right. there's nobody. you've just being left to fend for yourself. people here rallied around to look out for each other. this farm are receiving hot food from a good samaritan determined to help. we rely on good friends and good neighbours. excuse me. we rely on good friends and good neighbours. cries if it wasn't for these, we'd be... it wouldn't be good. you come together as a community? you have to. you have to in these difficult times. downed powerlines meant the local primary school has been shut all week. children staying at home.
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i think one of the best parts has been i've got to play board games with my family. one part that i didn't like is that my friend's den got destroyed. and if the power does ever go out again, their mum is determined to be prepared. i'm ripping out my electric heater and there will be a log burner in there and gas. we won't be left vulnerable like this again, and we'll have a generator. really? yes. big changes ahead? yes, definitely. engineers have been working round the clock to restore supplies. tonight, more houses here are finally being reconnected. people will be hoping what's been described as a once—in—a—generation event remains exactly that. lorna gordon, bbc news, aberdeenshire. now on bbc news, 100 women in conversation. nomia iqbal meets actress, producer and director rebel wilson. trying to make your name in hollywood isn't easy, especially if you are a female
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actress who doesn't look as stereotypical way. enter rebel wilson who has defied convention to become one of the most famous faces in the industry. she has been a part of some of the biggest comedy films in recent years, including the pitch perfect franchise and bridesmaid. but many of us during the pandemic, she has been reassessing her life. i have come to la where she is now based for this bbc 100 women. we talk about why she lost weight, her challenges with fertility and how she is balancing that with her professional move into becoming a director, and she talks to me about how she is hoping that move will empower her to make cultural changes in the industry after experiencing sexual harassment herself. rebel wilson, thank you so much for talking to us.
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but you have been in those really iconic films that people watch over and over again like i think of bridesmaids. that was my first _ i think of bridesmaids. that was my first job _ i think of bridesmaids. that was my first job in - i think of bridesmaids. twat was my first job in america i think of bridesmaids. twat was my firstjob in america and what a job, to be in that ensemble and a movie that really was one of the first, even though obviously women have been funny for at least 20 years but, no, i'mjoking, forever, but that bridesmaids was one of the first where they were like women are funny in hollywood! so to get it as my
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firstjob in america was epic. and then in the pitch perfect franchise which is the most successful musical comedy films of all time which blows my mind when you think about that, i was like other really and they are like they really are, one, two and three, and so special and i'm short it will be eclipsed at some point, you know, like olympic locals, someone will come in and it will be better but it's awesome to be a part of something so special and it's sweeping all around the world.— around the world. really enjoyed _ around the world. really enjoyed it- _ around the world. really enjoyed it. is _ around the world. really enjoyed it. is it - around the world. really enjoyed it. is it true - around the world. really enjoyed it. is it true that around the world. really - enjoyed it. is it true that you could have been a lawyer? well, i am a lawyer- — could have been a lawyer? well, i am a lawyer- i _ could have been a lawyer? well, i am a lawyer. i graduated - could have been a lawyer? well, i am a lawyer. i graduated in - i am a lawyer. i graduated in 2009. ifeel like i have the photo. not my best smile but i was very proud of myself. you look so happy- _ was very proud of myself. you look so happy. this _ was very proud of myself. you look so happy. this is - was very proud of myself. you look so happy. this is 2009 i look so happy. this is 2009 when i graduated, - look so happy. this is 2009 when i graduated, very - look so happy. this is 2009 l when i graduated, very happy day because was already obviously, i was a professional actress and i had been intended tv shows by the time i graduated law school but there was something about me that was
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like i have to be finished, i have to complete this degree, it was very difficult in australian law and medicine at uni you need top marks in your final exams to get him and i got into like the best law schools i was like ok, i'm going to graduate, even though it was clear i was working as an actress. it was clear i was working as an actres— an actress. what was your parents — an actress. what was your parents reaction? - an actress. what was your parents reaction? it - an actress. what was yourj parents reaction? it would scare your parents. it parents reaction? it would scare your parents.- scare your parents. it was really bad- _ scare your parents. it was really bad. i— scare your parents. it was really bad. i was - scare your parents. it was really bad. i was a - scare your parents. it was really bad. i was a very i really bad. i was a very studious young lady so they definitely thought i would do something good. but a more traditional typejob, put something good. but a more traditional type job, put it that way. so i took a gap year which i thought was really smart after high school and i was a youth ambassador for australia, so that really changed the trajectory of my life. i was going in and out of malaria zones all the time with the work i had to do over there, and i got malaria really bad when we were in mozambique,
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and when i was in the hospital backin and when i was in the hospital back in south africa recovering from it, i had a hallucination that i was an actress, and it was so real! everyone thought, no, she isjust demented, but that was enough to convince me that was enough to convince me thatis that was enough to convince me that is what my life was to be. so i come back to australia and i go, guys, iam so i come back to australia and i go, guys, i am going to become a professional actress, i have seen it, i will win an academy award, it is really good, and everyone was like, oh, my god, no, you are an idiot, no—one is going to be you. you are not an actress, who are naturally quite a shy person. i was like, yeah, who are naturally quite a shy person. iwas like, yeah, but who are naturally quite a shy person. i was like, yeah, but i have seen the vision. so i enrolled in law school but did acting at night to try and get in there. 50 acting at night to try and get in there. , , ., in there. so when bridesmaid took off- -- — in there. so when bridesmaid took off... yeah, _ in there. so when bridesmaid took off... yeah, that - in there. so when bridesmaid took off... yeah, that was . in there. so when bridesmaid| took off... yeah, that was big because they _ took off... yeah, that was big because they came _ took off... yeah, that was big because they came over - took off... yeah, that was big because they came over for l took off... yeah, that was big i because they came over for the premier and they were like, oh, she is like...— she is like... legitimate now. it is interesting _ she is like... legitimate now. it is interesting because - she is like. .. legitimate now. it is interesting because i - it is interesting because i have read that you were
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successful with bridesmaids at age 30. and you call yourself a late bloomer. i age 30. and you call yourself a late bloomer.— late bloomer. i definitely do think that. _ late bloomer. i definitely do thinkthat. why? _ late bloomer. i definitely do thinkthat. why? |_ late bloomer. i definitely do think that. why? i was - late bloomer. i definitely do thinkthat. why? l was 29, | think that. why? i was 29, turnin: think that. why? i was 29, turning 30 _ think that. why? i was 29, turning 30 and _ think that. why? i was 29, turning 30 and i _ think that. why? i was 29, turning 30 and i had - think that. why? i was 29, turning 30 and i had a - thinkthat. why? l was 29, | turning 30 and i had a great career in australia at that point, and i got offered a big network tv contract in australia and i was like, but if i don't go now, it is a bit late if you are already 30 or whatever, to come to hollywood, i think, as a woman. although there are many exceptions to that rule and many ladies that had broken out in their 50s and have incredible careers. you don't hear — have incredible careers. you don't hear enough _ have incredible careers. you don't hear enough about that. 30 is still young. the don't hear enough about that. 30 is still young.— 30 is still young. the younger tirls, 30 is still young. the younger girls. they — 30 is still young. the younger girls, they develop _ 30 is still young. the younger girls, they develop more, - 30 is still young. the younger girls, they develop more, sol 30 is still young. the youngerj girls, they develop more, so i wasjust, like, ok, if! girls, they develop more, so i wasjust, like, ok, if i don't go now to hollywood, i will never make it. i sold everything i own, my car, computer, apartment, came to america with 1's — not one suitcase and my pillow and i was a bit late, and i was overqualified for the role i
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had in bridesmaids. you overqualified for the role i had in bridesmaids. you are now ”roducin had in bridesmaids. you are now producing so _ had in bridesmaids. you are now producing so you _ had in bridesmaids. you are now producing so you have _ had in bridesmaids. you are now producing so you have credits . producing so you have credits in hustle,...— in hustle,... isn't a dramatic was my _ in hustle,... isn't a dramatic was my first _ in hustle,... isn't a dramatic was my first one, _ in hustle,... isn't a dramatic was my first one, and - in hustle,... isn't a dramatic was my first one, and the i was my first one, and the hustle with anne hathaway. tell! hustle with anne hathaway. tell us about that. _ hustle with anne hathaway. tell us about that. it _ hustle with anne hathaway. tell us about that. it is _ hustle with anne hathaway. tell us about that. it is great. - us about that. it is great. coming — us about that. it is great. coming up _ us about that. it is great. coming up in _ us about that. it is great. coming up in the - us about that. it is great. | coming up in the industry, us about that. it is great. i coming up in the industry, i had to work for a lot of guys coming up where you kind of get the crabby roles, the roles were not as well written as well developed, it would be very hard to kinda put your comedy or yourjokes sometimes into it if you didn't have any power. what ideas i used those experiences in a positive way and learn stuff from watching these guys, but really wanted to get to the point where i had the power to make movies and to storylines and choose the characters and choose who i put in the movies, and it is cool because you can be more authentic and put more of your messages, and my latest one is
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so girl power... messages, and my latest one is so girl power. . ._ so girl power... this is your movie you _ so girl power... this is your movie you are _ so girl power... this is your movie you are directing - so girl power... this is your| movie you are directing next year? movie you are directing next ear? ., , , ., year? no, this is the one i have just _ year? no, this is the one i have just shot. _ year? no, this is the one i have just shot. and - year? no, this is the one i have just shot. and you i year? no, this is the one i | have just shot. and you are directing — have just shot. and you are directing a _ have just shot. and you are directing a movie _ have just shot. and you are directing a movie as - have just shot. and you are directing a movie as well? | directing a movie as well? yeah, and i have now gone even further and been offered a directing job for a movie script that i have written called girl group going into production in 2022. one ago for topjob? production in 2022. one ago for to “ob? ., ~ production in 2022. one ago for to “ob? . ~ ., topjob? talking of empowerment, i topjob? talking of| empowerment, you topjob? talking of - empowerment, you have topjob? talking of _ empowerment, you have been on a year of health. i empowerment, you have been on a year of health-— year of health. i didn't predict _ year of health. i didn't predict the _ year of health. i didn't predict the pandemic, | year of health. i didn't - predict the pandemic, but weirdly i feel sometimes i am a little psychic and i thought i would not be working much this year, and ifeel like turning 40 i year, and ifeel like turning a0 i am going to concentrate on my health and i was dealing with fertility stuff and the doctor is like, you know, if you are healthier you would have a better chances, so that culminated in the moment i hit 2020i culminated in the moment i hit 2020| thought culminated in the moment i hit 2020i thought it culminated in the moment i hit 2020| thought it would be my moment of health, i will put it publicly on instagram and stuff or accountability. who knows if that was the smartest... who; that was the smartest... why was it important _
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that was the smartest... why was it important for - that was the smartest... why was it important for you - that was the smartest... why was it important for you to i that was the smartest... why was it important for you to do it that way?— was it important for you to do it that way? because i wanted to make a _ it that way? because i wanted to make a lasting _ it that way? because i wanted to make a lasting change - it that way? because i wanted to make a lasting change and | it that way? because i wanted | to make a lasting change and i wanted to be accountable for myself, making a very public... it was risky i guess. before i had lost weight and then put it back on and you get criticism sometimes, so, yeah, iwas like, 0k, sometimes, so, yeah, iwas like, ok, i sometimes, so, yeah, iwas like, 0k, iwill sometimes, so, yeah, iwas like, ok, i will make the decision to go public. the number _ decision to go public. the number of _ decision to go public. the number of headlines - decision to go public. the number of headlines about you losing weight has been insane. what happens in 2019, i had four pretty successful movies come out, and i had done all this amazing stuff careerwise, but next year, why did was lose 80 pounds. the attention that gets, comment was insane. it was my more than being in an academy award nominated film and producing my first movie and producing my first movie and doing all this stuff. ththd and producing my first movie and doing all this stuff. and i really one — and doing all this stuff. and i really one headline. - and doing all this stuff. and i really one headline. sure. i really one headline. sure. rebel wilson _ really one headline. sure. rebel wilson has - really one headline. sure. rebel wilson has a - really one headline. sure. rebel wilson has a bond i really one headline. sure. i rebelwilson has a bond goal rebel wilson has a bond goal moment in an incredible curve hugging swimsuit.—
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moment in an incredible curve hugging swimsuit. wow. i never thou . ht i hugging swimsuit. wow. i never thought i would _ hugging swimsuit. wow. i never thought i would be _ hugging swimsuit. wow. i never thought i would be described i thought i would be described anywhere near a bond girl is not how do you feel about those lots of headlines about your weight loss? i have noticed that it has been getting a lot of attention and i go... so, is that what a woman has to do in the world is just lose weight to get attention? for me, it was so much bigger. it was about as being the healthiest version of me, though it wasn't about size are a number or whatever. but it is fascinating. why are people so obsessed with it? i know what it is like to be a woman who is essentially invisible to most people because of not being seen as traditionally beautiful or whatever, so i know what it is like when nobody holds the door open for you orjust looks that you almost like you can have no value because you are not seen as good looking to them, so i know what that is like. then you really know that
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you get this bias towards you, just purely because of your appearance, which is wrong, i do think it is wrong. but you can't deny that that is how society does operate. it is kind of conflicting. - society does operate. it is kind of conflicting. it - society does operate. it is kind of conflicting. it must leave you feeling a bit mixed about it because on one hand you shouldn't have two lose weight to be treated nicely. no, and i am proud the message got across that it is notjust about losing weight, it is me being healthier overall, and thatis being healthier overall, and that is what i'm trying to encourage other people out there, because that should be there, because that should be the goal. it never but should be to fit some certain weird beauty standard that society deems is the beauty standard this year, should never be about that. my body type before when i was a size 16 to 18 was the body type of the 17th, 18th century. i would have crushed in that era. i got a lot of pushback from my own team actually here in hollywood and i said i will do this year of
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health, ifeel like i am really going to physically transform and change my life and they were like, why? why would you want to do that? because i was earning millions of dollars being the funny fat girl and being the funny fat girl and being that person, and i go, well, because even though i was still very confident being bigger and would rot a red carpet and even though i was probably double the size, sometimes triple the weight of other actresses, sometimes triple the weight of otheractresses, i sometimes triple the weight of other actresses, i still felt confident in that. but i knew deep down inside the sum of the emotional eating behaviours i was doing was not healthy. i did not need a tub of ice cream every night. that was me numbing emotions with using food which wasn't the healthiest thing. was that dealing with fame? lit was dealing with not being a natural performer and having to perform every day and things i had not processed or dealt with in my life that was manifesting
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as emotional eating and then i was like that's not the healthiest! this was when i first got pretty famous after pitch perfect and i was like look at me, i'm, you know, rocking a black leather bodysuit, custom—made. i love that person, like year, she was struggling with emotional eating but it's, like, i love that girl and i love that she was just out there, living her best life, playing this character called fat amy and getting up there and crushing it. ~ . ., .,. getting up there and crushing it. ~ . ., ., getting up there and crushing it. . ., ., ., it. with the character of fat am , it. with the character of fat amy. there _ it. with the character of fat amy, there were _ it. with the character of fat amy, there were those - it. with the character of fatj amy, there were those sort it. with the character of fat i amy, there were those sort of fat jokes that were amy, there were those sort of fatjokes that were made as well. do you feel now you cannot do that?— cannot do that? see, it's weird, cannot do that? see, it's weird. l _ cannot do that? see, it's weird, i looked - cannot do that? see, it's weird, i looked at - cannot do that? see, it's weird, i looked at fat i cannot do that? see, it's i weird, i looked at fat amy cannot do that? see, it's - weird, i looked at fat amy and the pitch perfect scripts and go that is the best character, i personally thought, so i would be honoured to play the character and i never thought of it as a negative because i'm the type of person that some people see, yeah, being bigger as a hindrance to being an actress and i'm like i'm going to use it and use it for my
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comedy. there were some people who said would you not be funny now? and i'm like well take up my new movie, senior year. coming out. so what you think, guys. what it has done careerwise is open up this whole other door of dramatic roles and so now i have this great movie but ijust shot in the north of england called garment and the seahorse, based on westend play, —— the armond and the seahorse. what i have been given that role if i was bigger? i don't know. some people may associate me too much with the comedy roles and physically transforming and giving a transformer —— performance that is different —— almond and the seahorse. it helps looking different. i'm interested to know if you feel the pressure of being put on a pedestal when it comes to the body positivity movement. yeah, i tuess. i body positivity movement. yeah, i guess. i mean _ body positivity movement. yeah, i guess. i mean because - body positivity movement. yeah, i guess. i mean because i- body positivity movement. yeah, i guess. i mean because i was. i guess. i mean because i was somebody who was, like, really advocates for loving yourself and whatever size so you want
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to love and embrace yourself and be positive about your body, you are only given that body, you are only given that body, so that is what you've got to work with, that's your canvas. but also, i don't want to be seen to, like, promote an healthiness or extreme, you know, and some of the things that i was doing emotionally eating and carrying the extra weight was unhealthy. so what i'm trying to do is say you can be whatever size you want, just try to be the healthiest version of you, and it can look different for different people. you've shared your weight loss journey on instagram and you've got millions of followers on social media. are you conscious of the sorts of pressures, i guess, there are four young women as well on social media? oh, yeah. because now you get into this culture of touching up into this culture of touching up all of your photos and whatever, it's unrealistic. i don't know, but then i'm definitely guilty of, like, posting first trip photos. on instagram, maybe because i'm
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still single sign like you, ok pitch perfect a try i do it. i did not think it could be contributing to some larger problem in society, which i hope it isn't —— thirst trap. you never thought about that... 7 you never thought about that...? i you never thought about that- - - ?_ you never thought about that. . . ? you never thought about that...? ~ , ., that...? ifeel like, yeah, i have grown _ that...? ifeel like, yeah, i have grown into _ that...? ifeel like, yeah, i have grown into my - that...? ifeel like, yeah, i have grown into my looksl that...? ifeel like, yeah, i- have grown into my looks 10096 have grown into my looks 100% and ifeel like have grown into my looks 100% and i feel like at a1 now, have grown into my looks 100% and ifeel like at a1 now, i'm looking, yeah, better than i ever have before, which i think it is rare. most people peek at like 20 and i think for me it's about my lifejourney like 20 and i think for me it's about my life journey coming into line —— peak. for me it only clicked together at a0 properly but what i try to do is shared just enough but hopefully people can understand, like, some of the struggles i've been through and the reason why i share it is a hopefully help people, why have been sharing things about fertility or talking about a health transformation and emotional eating is ultimately to try to help people. the fertility issue _ to try to help people. the fertility issue that - to try to help people. the fertility issue that you've talked about, that's really
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personal and intimate. yeah, i was diagnosed _ personal and intimate. yeah, i was diagnosed when _ personal and intimate. yeah, i was diagnosed when i - personal and intimate. yeah, i was diagnosed when i was - personal and intimate. yeah, i was diagnosed when i was like j was diagnosed when i was like 20 with something called polycystic ovarian syndrome which made sense, like, that i gained a lot of weight rapidly without and then had fertility issues and so, it's like i think something like 10% of women have it so it's very common and a lot of people don't know they have it and so it's just good to talk, that's why i love when everybody opens up why i love when everybody opens up about all sorts of things now. mental health is obviously a big topic with a lot of celebs and high—profile people talking about that. but fertility is _ talking about that. but fertility is a _ talking about that. but fertility is a really - fertility is a really interesting one because i don't think a lot of women, certainly in the public eye, open up about it. in the public eye, open up about it— in the public eye, open up about it. ,. , ., about it. hind the scenes, all my actress — about it. hind the scenes, all my actress friends _ about it. hind the scenes, all my actress friends are - about it. hind the scenes, all. my actress friends are freezing their eggs and kind of pursuing options and we all talk about it but notjust so publicly sometimes because it can be emotional roller—coaster and certainly i went all this trouble and froze my eggs and then unfortunately because of my condition the quality of eggs was not good enough and i
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have to repeat the process and keep doing it and keep trying and put a lot of effort in. and that was part of the reason i tried to get healthier as well. i'm still trying on the fertilityjourney, even though it is like emotional and you get hopeful and then, you know, your hopes are dashed and so i feel that any woman going through it but i was a classic example of like a career woman who went out into the world, did not even think about kids and then suddenly, in your mid— 30s, is like oh, hang on. do i want that as an option? and if i do, what do i need to do? it could be great if i could have my own children but i do not know whether that will happen and so i'm trying not to have any expectations sat on an outcome, just that i'm the healthiest i can be and i will try and what will happen will happen. try and what will happen will ha en. ., ., try and what will happen will hauen. ., ., , ., , happen. you tweeted a few years back about _ happen. you tweeted a few years back about sexual _ happen. you tweeted a few years back about sexual harassment i back about sexual harassment that you had experienced in the industry. that you had experienced in the indust . . that you had experienced in the industry.- and _ that you had experienced in the industry. yes. and use it at the time — industry. yes. and use it at the time you _ industry. yes. and use it at the time you are _ industry. yes. and use it at the time you are no -
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industry. yes. and use it at the time you are no longer| the time you are no longer going to be polite about it. tell me a little bit more about what happened to you, if you want to. ., what happened to you, if you want to.- and - what happened to you, if you want to.- and how- what happened to you, if you want to.- and how you | want to. yeah. and how you dealt with — want to. yeah. and how you dealt with it. _ want to. yeah. and how you dealt with it. |_ want to. yeah. and how you dealt with it. i guess, - want to. yeah. and how you dealt with it. i guess, in - dealt with it. i guess, in terms of— dealt with it. i guess, in terms of sexual - dealt with it. i guess, in - terms of sexual harassment, like, all women in the industry have had, like, things like a little comments when you have beenin little comments when you have been in meetings that you have to try to be one of the boys and laugh along with the jokes and laugh along with the jokes and they are talking about other actresses and staff in a way that's like not really cool way that's like not really cool. i only had like two incidents. one is the classic with a director in a hotel room. that was in australia. and i was so innocent and naive, i was in my 20s, and i literally thought i was going to have a meeting about comedy and talk about comedy and then he kept trying to give me more and more alcohol and i'm not a big drinker, luckily, and then the director gets a call from his wife and i'm sitting there on the couch and it was one of those phones that if somebody left a message, you could hear it through the speaker of the phone, and she started saying
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oh, you've got revel in that hotel room, like, you are going to sleep with her, and i have the message and it was the first time i thought i my god, what is this? —— rebel. what's going on and i grabbed my bag and got out of there luckily before anything had happened. and i wonder if that, if i hadn't heard her voice on the phone screaming through the phone, what could have happened? i don't know. did you tell anyone _ happened? i don't know. did you tell anyone at — happened? i don't know. did you tell anyone at the _ happened? i don't know. did you tell anyone at the time? - happened? i don't know. did you tell anyone at the time? no, - tell anyone at the time? no, because it — tell anyone at the time? no, because it was _ tell anyone at the time? no, because it was a _ tell anyone at the time? no, because it was a big - tell anyone at the time? jjfr, because it was a big director and i didn't...— and i didn't... and he would never name _ and i didn't... and he would never name names? - and i didn't... and he would never name names? no, i and i didn't. .. and he would - never name names? no, maybe that is the — never name names? no, maybe that is the legal _ never name names? no, maybe that is the legal side _ never name names? no, maybe that is the legal side of - never name names? no, maybe that is the legal side of me - that is the legal side of me that is the legal side of me that you don't, i don't want to go to any unnecessary court cases or whatever. and, yeah, i just... yeah, just got on with thejob and did it and luckily, nothing else happened, apart from that one night. and then many years later, as i'm in hollywood and you know, pretty, pretty famous, the pitch perfect movies are coming out and stuff and had a male
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co—star was onset summons me, kind of out of my trailer, in the middle of the day and takes me to this room where a couple of his male buddies are with their iphones and he pulls down his pants and asked me to square mocro and i know, again, it can kind of sound comic the way i told the story because i've processed it now and i was in shock. i was like what's going on? just kept saying no. like what is this? like no. like what is this? like no. like no. and his buddies are laughing and he's kind of clearly getting off on it. this was before #2 so i did not know what to do and i was in a foreign country so i told my reporter ——my agency and hit apparently was the fourth complaint against him and i stated in myjob which i thought was the professional thing to do but now i would not do it, now i think i have the
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courage to be like that is disgusting. obviously some people have been picked up in the metoo movement but there's a lot of others that haven't and now i think it would be different, i wouldn't have as much empathy... is different, i wouldn't have as much empathy. . ._ different, i wouldn't have as much empathy... is up what you mean when _ much empathy... is up what you mean when you _ much empathy... is up what you mean when you say _ much empathy... is up what you mean when you say you're - much empathy... is up what you mean when you say you're going no longer be polite?— no longer be polite? yeah, it's not like things _ no longer be polite? yeah, it's not like things change - not like things change overnight. with the metoo movement and suddenly it is all safe, it's not. like there have been very positive changes but they are still, they still need to be... h they are still, they still need to be... . . they are still, they still need to be... , , .,, they are still, they still need tobe... ,, ., to be... i guess those other changes _ to be... i guess those other changes that _ to be... i guess those other changes that you _ to be... i guess those other changes that you can - to be... i guess those other changes that you can make | to be... i guess those other - changes that you can make now that you are in these roles as a producer and director. ththd that you are in these roles as a producer and director. and so on my movie — a producer and director. and so on my movie senior _ a producer and director. and so on my movie senior year- a producer and director. and so on my movie senior year i - a producer and director. and so on my movie senior year i just| on my movie senior year ijust produced, i had like a young actress played a younger version of me and she came over from australia so she is in a foreign country and vulnerable and i said like if you have any issues, if anybody is doing something, you know, also something, you know, also something or whatever, please come to me as the female producer on the film and i want
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to particularly, you know, protect, i had a lot of young cast in that movie and i feel very conscious of, like, you know, working sure they feel safe. �* , ., know, working sure they feel safe. �* ,. .,, know, working sure they feel safe. �* ,., .,, ., know, working sure they feel safe. �* ., safe. are you hopeful that you will be an _ safe. are you hopeful that you will be an academy _ safe. are you hopeful that you will be an academy award - safe. are you hopeful that you will be an academy award one| will be an academy award one day? is that your aim? it would be the goal _ day? is that your aim? it would be the goal and _ day? is that your aim? it would be the goal and i _ day? is that your aim? it would be the goal and i was _ day? is that your aim? it would be the goal and i was so - day? is that your aim? it would be the goal and i was so lucky i be the goal and i was so lucky to be onjojo rabbit which got nominated for best picture, it was such a gorgeous movie and i think now, you know, doing projects that have a really good cachet, that's awesome, but i still will do the comedies as well, obviously. yeah, i think that's what people would not want you to leave. ! people would not want you to leave. . ., ., people would not want you to leave. .. ., , , people would not want you to leave. ., , , ., leave. i cannot, but my love as well. leave. i cannot, but my love as well- -- _ leave. i cannot, but my love as well. -- that's _ leave. i cannot, but my love as well. -- that's my _ leave. i cannot, but my love as well. -- that's my love - leave. i cannot, but my love as well. -- that's my love as - well. —— that's my love as well. hello. we have a rather cold and windy weekend to come and there'll be some wet weather at times, especially on saturday — some showers or some showery rain and hill snow. drier for many on sunday. throughout the weekend, though,
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a chilly wind to contend with. what's going on? low pressure close to scotland as saturday begins will run south through the north sea as the weekend goes on. around it, showers or some longer spells of rain and hill snow, especially on saturday, and it's also dragging in another push of chilly air from the north—west — and it's not what those without power or working to restore power after storm arwen want to hear but it is going to be a rather cold weekend ahead with temperatures starting like this for saturday morning. just a few spots close to freezing, just a hint of frost here and there. there'll be early rain across eastern england clearing away to sunny spells but then this curl of rain and hill snow through scotland, northern ireland, pushing into more of northern england, wales and the midlands as we go on through the day. north west scotland starting to brighten up in the afternoon — just a few showers. the far south of wales and much of southern england, a lot of the day is going to be dry. it's blustery wherever you are. these are average speeds. some stronger gusts around
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particularly western coasts, a0—a5 mph or so, so a risk of gales here. so, it will feel colder than these temperatures might suggest, which are already down compared with what we had on friday. saturday evening and night, its central and eastern parts of england with outbreaks of rain. some snow to the higher parts of the pennines and peak district. a few showers in the west but some clear spells, too, and where you have the clear spells, a greater chance of a frost going into sunday morning, especially in the countryside. and on sunday, well, the low pressure's here. for many, it's far enough away to allow a drier day, but close to that across especially eastern parts of england, there'll be some outbreaks of rain around. they may just fringe into eastern scotland at times and also push a little further west towards the midlands. much of scotland, northern ireland, wales and the western side of england, bar the odd shower, will stay mainly dry. there'll still be a very brisk north—northwesterly breeze to contend with, so it will feel colder than these temperatures might suggest. and temperatures don't change much in the week ahead,
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and especially during the first half of the week, it looks like we're going to have to contend with more wet and at times very windy weather.
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