Many people had reacted with anger to reports of what Lansbury had said in a Radio Times interview this week regarding sexual harassment in Hollywood - but she claims it was taken out of context.
Dame Angela Lansbury has claimed that her recent controversial comments regarding the Hollywood sexual misconduct scandal were taken “out of context”, and that she is “devastated” to have been misunderstood.
The 92 year old actress, famous for her roles in ‘Murder, She Wrote’ and Beauty and the Beast, had faced criticism regarding her comments in a Radio Times interview earlier this week, reportedly saying that “making themselves attractive” had “backfired” for women and they must “sometimes take blame” regarding sexual harassment cases.
“There is no excuse whatsoever for men to harass women in an abusive sexual manner,” Lansbury said in a new statement released on Thursday (November 30th). “I am devastated that anyone should deem me capable of thinking otherwise."
She thinks women are to blame for being harassed.
Angela Lansbury has caused outrage across the internet after voicing the rather controversial opinion that women are sometimes to blame for sexual harassment. She made the comment after being asked about the recent string of Hollywood misconduct scandals, including the involvement of Harvey Weinstein.
Angela Lansbury at the Olivier Awards
With every accusation of sexual misconduct, there's always some element of victim blaming. Morrissey even suggested that Anthony Rapp brought his experience with Kevin Spacey on himself because he was in the actor's bedroom at the time, despite being 14-years-old. But when it's a powerful female figure like 92-year-old Angela, it becomes difficult to stomach.
Emily Blunt will be playing the magical nanny.
Angela Lansbury has joined the cast of Mary Poppins Returns, the upcoming sequel to the much-loved 1964 musical.
Angela Lansbury will star as the Balloon Lady in Mary Poppins Returns
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Long live Mrs. Potts.
Angela Lansbury takes us right back with a performance of 'Beauty and the Beast', the main theme from the Disney film of the same name for it's 25th anniversary. The 90-year-old actress voiced the character Mrs. Potts in the original Disney movie released in 1991.
Angela Lansbury surprises screening guests with live performance
The actress proved that despite her advanced years, her voice is still as excellent as it always has been as she sang the movie's theme song during a 25th anniversary screening at Alice Tully Hall in New York City on Sunday night (September 18th 2016). She made the audience laugh with Mrs. Potts' line from the movie. 'Run along and get in the cupboard, Chip. Time you was in bed', she said following her song.
The best London’s West End has to offer was out in force at the 39th annual Olivier Awards.
Angela Lansbury and The Kinks musical Sunny Afternoon, were the big winners at Olivier Awards, held on Sunday evening at London’s Royal Opera House. At the ceremony, hosted by Lenny Henry, Arthur Miller’s A View From The Bridge also won big, taking home three awards including best revival.
Lansbury took home the best supporting actress award.
Angela Lansbury, who turns 90 this October, returned to the West End last year as Madame Arcati in Blithe Spirit at the Gielgud Theatre. The actress took home the best supporting actress for her performance, telling the audience "I simply can't believe it,” while accepting the statue.
Marian Seldes is known for her incredible record-breaking run in 'Deathtrap' on Broadway.
Marian Seldes, the legendary US stage actress, has died in New York at the age of 86 following a lengthy illness. Seldes famously set a Guinness World Record for appearing in every performance of Deathtrap on Broadway during its four year run.
Marian Seldes was a much loved member of the theatre community
Seldes made her stage debut in 1947, appearing in a production of Medea. She won a Tony Award in 1967 for her performance in A Delicate Balance. In 2010, Seldes received an honorary Tony for her long career, having been nominated five times for Broadway’s leading theatre. The actress was a muse to US playwright Edward Albee, who wrote A Delicate Balance. Seldes also collaborated with Albee in The Play About The Baby and Three Tall Women.
Continue reading: Stage Legend Marian Seldes Dies In New York Aged 86
The actress received a special honour from the Queen today.
Angela Lansbury has today been bestowed with the honour of being made a dame by Queen Elizabeth in a special ceremony. The 88 year-old actress, who had previously been known as Angela Lansbury CBE, will now be known as a Dames Commander of the Order of the British Empire after having received the very special honour at Windsor Castle in recognition of her accomplishments and contributions.
Angela Lansbury Was Today Made A Dame At A Windsor Castle Ceremony.
Dame Angela was joined by her son, his wife and her niece as she collected the award for her services to drama as well as charitable work and philanthropy. "It is a very proud day for me to be recognised by the country of my birth, and to meet the Queen under these circumstances is a rare and lovely occasion," she commented, via Sky News.
Continue reading: Angela Lansbury "Very Proud" To Be Made A Dame
NBC's recent announcement of remaking 'Murder, She Wrote' is "a mistake" according to its former star, Angela Lansbury.
NBC recently confirmed they were remaking the mystery drama series 'Murder, She Wrote', with Oscar winner Octavia Spencer starring in the lead role.
However, not everyone feels the reboot is a good idea as Angela Lansbury, who starred in the original for 12 seasons and 4 TV movies, recently spoke out about the networks latest announcement.
The 88 year-old became known to the world through her portrayal of 'Jessica Fletcher' and she feels it is "a mistake" calling the show by its original name.
Continue reading: Angela Lansbury Thinks NBC's 'Murder She Wrote' Remake Is "A Mistake"
But our hero had a job to do, and he never shied away from danger. He swallowed his fear, hopped into his silver, gas-fueled chariot, and sped off through the rain and inky darkness to the multiplex, that house of horrors where Cedric the Entertainer and John Travolta lurked. The critic pushed open the heavy doors and made his fateful way to face off against Nanny McPhee.
Continue reading: Nanny McPhee Review
Though it's still good, pop this Special Edition DVD into your player and you're instantly greeted with a crash of noise. Beauty lets you know right from the start that it is not a subtle film, full of bluster and fire and singing and talking everything. (And everything talking at the top of its lungs.)
Continue reading: Beauty And The Beast (1991) Review
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