Pamela Anderson has provoked controversy and criticism following comments she made on Megyn Kelly Today.
Anderson appeared on the talk show yesterday and said that as a young actress, she exercised “common sense” to avoid uncomfortable situations with industry moguls.
“When I came to Hollywood, of course I had a lot of offers to do private auditions and things that made absolutely no sense,” she said. “Just common sense: don’t go into a hotel room alone. If someone enters a door in a bathrobe, leave. These things that are common sense.
“I know that Hollywood is very seductive and these people want to be famous. Sometimes you think you’re going to be safe with an adult in the room. I don’t know where this security comes from, but somehow I’ve dodged it all.”
She continued: “I’ve been offered lots of things. A condo and a Porsche to be someone’s number one girl. I just naively said, ‘Well there must be a number two then, so I’m not interested.’ Money, homes, roles in movies. And I just didn’t want to do it that way. I had no desire. I’m a romantic and it didn’t appeal to me.”
Anderson also spoke about her own encounter with Weinstein, who she worked with on the parodic Superhero Movie and she described as “very intimidating.” She described how her character was meant to have a dog but she refused on the basis of being an animal rights activist.
She describes how Weinstein called her to say: “You’re Pamela Anderson and you don’t deserve anything. If you don’t do this you’ll never work in this town again.” She commented: “Never in my life had I been talked to [like this]. I’ve had some pretty bad boyfriends. And I’ve never been talked to this way.”
On the revelation of the Weinstein allegations, Anderson said she was surprised. “It was common knowledge that certain producers or certain people in Hollywood or people to avoid, privately,” she told Megyn Kelly. “You know what you’re getting into if you’re going into a hotel room alone.”
When Kelly suggested that many of these women were lured into meetings by their agents, Anderson said the women should have insisted another person be in the room. “That’s what they should have done. Send somebody with them. I think there’s easy ways to remedy that. That’s not a good excuse,” she said.
You can see the interview below: