Responding on BBC & SKY to the Weinstein Scandal for Equity and ERA50:50
So out of the blue I was on TV 5 times (!) last week, as well on the radio and in the Times. Equity asked me to be their spokesperson in response the the Weinstein scandal that was unearthed over the lat few weeks, and I was honoured to do so. I was pre-recorded by Sky News on Tuesday, then invited to be live on BBC1 breakfast show with Charlie and Naga on Thursday morning, and then invited to BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC 2 Victoria Derbyshire, and Sky News again, this time live. On Friday I was invited to a panel on Newsnight, and this week I gave an interview to the Times newspaper. Family and friends were very supportive, and I was really glad to be able to do something in response, even if it was draining and terrifying at times. Women at Rada (WAR) and Victoria Featherstone at the Royal Court are organising 'Speak Out' and 'Listen Up' events this week, and we may also protest against the silence of all male artistic directors outside the symbolic National Theatre organised by Herstory Festival.