Léa Seydoux claims the #MeToo movement is riddled with ‘hypocrisy’

Léa Seydoux has claimed that the #MeToo movement is riddled with ‘hypocrisy’ because victims only chose to speak out after the campaign began.

The Bond girl, 34, who plays Dr Madeleine Swann in the 007 franchise, stated that people kept quiet about the levels of harassment before the movement started.

During an interview with Harper’s Bazaar, Léa said: ‘There is a lot of hypocrisy. Because people knew! And they take advantage now to say “Yes, I’ve been a victim”, and they become heroes. Come on!’

Candid: Lea Seydoux has claimed that the #MeToo movement is riddled with ‘hypocrisy’ because victims only chose to speak out after the campaign began

She continued by admitting that she believes the way forward is forgiveness, adding: ‘A hero, for me, would forgive. We need forgiveness, right?’        

Léa also said there should be less focus on women standing together in solidarity.

She told the magazine: ‘It’s good to be a feminist. But we should be ‘masculinist’ too. And vice versa. Men should be feminists. We should support each other.’  

Léa also spoke about her ‘non-cliche’ character in the next James Bond film and insisted that the female roles are not there to ‘please 007’s sexuality’. 

Stunning: The actress, 34, stars on the front cover of May's issue of Harper's Bazaar and has spoke about all-things Bond in a new candid interview

Stunning: The actress, 34, stars on the front cover of May’s issue of Harper’s Bazaar and has spoke about all-things Bond in a new candid interview

Talking about her role as Madeleine Swann in No Time To Die, which was co-written by Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Léa has insisted that she’s a ‘real woman’ in the film and it’s ‘needed’. 

The star told the magazine: ‘My character is not a stereotype. It’s not clichéd. She’s a real woman, and an interesting woman. That’s what we needed.’

Léa insisted that the other female roles, played by Ana de Armas, Lashana Lynch and Naomie Harris, are also ‘not here to please Bond’s sexuality’.

The star also added that James Bond, which is played by Daniel Craig in No Time To Die, is also a ‘sexual object’.

Léa continued: ‘I think what we forget is that James Bond is also a sexual object. He’s totally a sexual object. He’s one of the few, maybe one of the only, male characters to be sexualised. 

‘I think that women, they love to see Bond, no? To see his body. No? Don’t you think? I love to see sexy men in bathing suits.’  

Honest: The Bond girl, 34, who plays Dr Madeleine Swann in the 007 franchise, stated that people kept quiet about the levels of harassment before the movement started (pictured with co-stars Ana de Armas, Daniel Craig, Naomie Harris and  Lashana Lynch L-R in April 2019)

Honest: The Bond girl, 34, who plays Dr Madeleine Swann in the 007 franchise, stated that people kept quiet about the levels of harassment before the movement started (pictured with co-stars Ana de Armas, Daniel Craig, Naomie Harris and  Lashana Lynch L-R in April 2019) 

Léa also said that she thinks ‘men are scared’ on film sets now and that the world has became ‘so polished’.

She said on political correctness: ‘I don’t want to be classified… I hate the politically correct. And I hate morality. The judgement. The world has become so polished now, I find it very scary. We’re not allowed to commit any mistakes.’ 

Léa concluded that she has ‘never felt inferior to men’, she added: ‘I can understand that for past generations it was a real struggle. 

'Real woman': The star told the magazine: 'My character is not a stereotype. It's not cliche¿d. She's a real woman, and an interesting woman. That's what we needed.'

‘Real woman’: The star told the magazine: ‘My character is not a stereotype. It’s not clichéd. She’s a real woman, and an interesting woman. That’s what we needed.’

‘For me, I’ve never felt that I was inferior to men. Never have I thought that I couldn’t do something because I was a woman.’

For the Harper’s Bazaar photoshoot, Léa looked incredible in a collection of retro-looking ensembles.

The star wows in a multicoloured and patterned silk shirt dress for the cover, with a matching belt to cinch in her svelte waist.

Other looks see Léa in a purple sequinned jumper and floral midi skirt with a slit and red suede knee-high boots.

'Sexual object': The star also added that James Bond, which is played by Daniel Craig in No Time To Die, is also a 'sexual object' (pictured together in No Time To Die film still)

‘Sexual object’: The star also added that James Bond, which is played by Daniel Craig in No Time To Die, is also a ‘sexual object’ (pictured together in No Time To Die film still)  

No Time To Die marks actor Daniel’s fifth and final outing as the death-defying agent, and will welcome back Lea, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Rory Kinnear, Christoph Waltz and Ralph Fiennes.

Rami Malek, Ana de Armas, Jeffrey Wright and Lashana Lynch are some of the new cast members featured in the highly anticipated film.

Fukunaga penned the movie’s script with Neal Purvis, Robert Wade and Fleabag’s Phoebe Waller-Bridge.  

No Time To Die was originally scheduled to hit UK cinemas on April 2 and US theatres on April 10, but it has now been postponed until November due to the COVID-19 crisis.  

Final: No Time To Die marks actor Daniel's (pictured in film still) fifth and final outing as the death-defying agent, and will welcome back Lea, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Rory Kinnear, Christoph Waltz and Ralph Fiennes

Final: No Time To Die marks actor Daniel’s (pictured in film still) fifth and final outing as the death-defying agent, and will welcome back Lea, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Rory Kinnear, Christoph Waltz and Ralph Fiennes 

The May issue of Harper’s Bazaar is on sale from 02 April available via www.magsdirect.co.uk/magazine/harpers-bazaar-uk-may-20.

In these uncertain times, we want to ensure that readers can receive their copies of Harper’s Bazaar UK safely. So, from this month onwards, single issues can be delivered directly to your door, with free postage and package, via www.magsdirect.co.uk.  

Digital issues are also available for download via Readly (https://gb.readly.com) or Apple News+. 

Delay: No Time To Die was originally scheduled to hit UK cinemas on April 2 and US theatres on April 10, but it has now been postponed until November due to the COVID-19 crisis

Delay: No Time To Die was originally scheduled to hit UK cinemas on April 2 and US theatres on April 10, but it has now been postponed until November due to the COVID-19 crisis

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