Harvey Weinstein is the face of the sexual harassment shake-up that is currently going through Hollywood, and director James Cameron reveals that he got into a tiff with Weinstein 20 years ago, and it almost got physical.
In an interview with Vanity Fair, Cameron revealed that he got into a fight with Weinstein that almost got physical during the 70th Academy Awards Ceremony—the same night Cameron won an Oscar for Titanic. You may think that this was because of Weinstein's attitude toward women, but this was actually because Cameron was defending his good friend Gullermo del Toro whose film Mimic was said to be handled poorly by Weinstein's Miramax.
The fight was said to have taken place during a commercial break:
"It was happening on the main floor at the [theater] … And the music had started to play to get back in our seats. The people around us were saying, "Not here! Not here!" Like it was OK to fight in the parking lot, you know, but it was not OK there when the music was playing, and they were about to go live."
Seeing that Cameron is one of the biggest directors in Hollywood, it would make sense for him not to be afraid of someone like Harvey Weinstein. With Weinstein currently under a lot of fire with the media, it seems that karma is getting back to him in such a huge way.
For now Cameron is busy working on his first Avatar sequel, and the three sequels that will come after it. No official synopsis has been released yet, but knowing Cameron, he's probably pretty confident with the story he has in mind.
Avatar 2 is set to release Dec. 18, 2020.