Angelina Jolie Turned Down ‘The Aviator’ to Avoid Working With Harvey Weinstein

“We fought about it. Of course it hurt," Jolie said.
Representatives for Pitt did not immediately respond to Variety's request for comment.” /> Jolie and Pitt's divorce was finalized in 2019, although a custody battle over their six children is ongoing. On Wednesday, Pitt's attorneys filed a petition with the California Supreme Court for a review of the custody case after its judge was disqualified.
Additionally, Jolie alleged in the interview that against her wishes, Pitt approached Weinstein to produce his 2012 film “Killing Them Softly.” The Weinstein Company ended up distributing the film, and Jolie avoided attending promotional events for it. The article points out that Quentin Tarantino's 2009 film “Inglourious Basterds,” which starred Pitt, was distributed and co-financed by the Weinstein Company.
In 2019, Pitt made headlines for an interview with CNN in which he disavowed Weinstein and revealed that he had confronted him in 1995 after his then-girlfriend Gwyneth Paltrow said the disgraced producer had sexually harassed her. Pitt is also producing a film on the New York Times' investigation of Weinstein, "She Said," through his Plan B Entertainment banner.
In a new interview, Angelina Jolie further opened up about her experience with convicted rapist Harvey Weinstein, sharing that she turned down a role in Martin Scorsese's "The Aviator" to avoid working with him.
I never associated or worked with him again. "I was asked to do ‘The Aviator,’ but I said no because he was involved. I stayed away and warned people about him. “It was beyond a pass, it was something I had to escape. I remember telling Jonny, my first husband, who was great about it, to spread the word to other guys — don’t let girls go alone with him," she said in the interview. It was hard for me when Brad did." 
“The truth is that the attempt and the experience of the attempt is an assault.” “If you get yourself out of the room, you think he attempted but didn’t, right?” the actress told The Guardian while reflecting on shooting the Weinstein-produced “Playing by Heart” in 1998 at age 21.
Jolie has spoken on her experience with Weinstein before as a “bad experience,” but now labels it an assault — and said that it was difficult for her when her former husband, Brad Pitt, continued to work with him.

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