‘No Moral Backbone’: Ruth Wilson Slams Hollywood As ‘Fickle’

Actress Ruth Wilson attends "The Affair" New York series premiere on October 6, 2014 in New York City.
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British star Ruth Wilson slammed Hollywood as “fickle” and said she’s found that the entertainment industry has “no moral backbone,” noting its hypocrisy when it comes to the #MeToo movement.

The 41-year-old actress admitted it blew her mind how Hollywood initially ignored sexual abuses by disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein because he knew “how to get people Oscars,” The Guardian recently reported.

“To see the survival instinct,” Wilson said. “You realize how fickle that industry is. There’s no moral backbone.”

She said she would attend meetings at the height of the movement, and “People were like, ‘We’re going to have a meeting about how badly we’ve behaved and then we’ll all be fine.'”

“It made me understand a whole swath of human behavior,” “The Affair” star said. “So, many people don’t really believe anything – only what makes them money … They’re opportunists.”

“You see that,” she added. “But it makes you sage about what you want, what’s important.”

She also slammed the use of non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) in what the outlet called the Weinstein-era and said that back then, the whole industry “was complicit – agents, producers, PR people – in protecting the powerful. #MeToo was significant because it was unraveling that.”

“I don’t think there should be any NDAs,” Wilson said. “If there’s a problem, there’s a problem. It needs to be dealt with, not put under NDA so you can’t speak about it.”


Wilson herself is under an NDA and still refuses to talk about the reason she walked away from the Showtime series “The Affair” in 2018 over its alleged “hostile work environment.”

At the time, a production insider said, “Over and over again, I witnessed Sarah Treem [showrunner] try to cajole actors to get naked even if they were uncomfortable or not contractually obligated to. It’s things you would think would be coming out of a man’s mouth from the 1950s.”

Treem has maintained she “would never say those things to an actor” and has “always been a feminist.”

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