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Uma Thurman's simmering rage when asked about sexual harassment in Hollywood is being applauded

“I don’t have a tidy soundbite for you”

A COUPLE OF weeks ago, Uma Thurman was asked about the number of women speaking out against sexual harassment in Hollywood during a red carpet interview for he new play called The Parisian Woman in New York.

It went under the radar at the time, but thanks to journalist Yashar Ali yesterday, Uma’s short, powerful response has blown up overnight.

It was controlled, but you can just tell the rage bubbling underneath the surface

Source: Access Hollywood/YouTube

Every movie Thurman made with Quentin Tarantino (Pulp Fiction and the two Kill Bills) were distributed by Harvey Weinstein-run companies – so the interviewer asked her what she thought of those coming forward and the epidemic of inappropriate behaviour in Hollywood.

She commended the women who have spoken out on the scandal so far, then said:

“I don’t have a tidy soundbite for you because I’ve learned that I’m not a child. I’ve learned that when I’ve spoken in anger, I usually regret the way that I express myself.”

umaone Source: Access Hollywood

“So, I’ve been waiting to feel less angry and when I’m ready I’ll say what I’ve got to say.”

umaone2 Source: Access Hollywood

It wasn’t just what she said, but the way she said it

comp23 Source: @KikkiPlanet

rage Source: @polgreen

Since Yashar Ali’s tweet – which has been retweeted just under 50,000 times – people are applauding Thurman’s justified anger

kills Source: @wokeeth

And her decision to wait to be able to “say what she has to say”

vot3 Source: @lenadunham

burn Source: @davepell

*standing ovation*

sh3e Source: @kyliesparks

It’s the perfect combination in one answer

outr Source: @yelyahwilliams

A must-watch

every2 Source: @NicolleDWallace

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