Thursday, April 18, 2024

Roman Polanski’s Actress Wife Emmanuelle Seigner Refuses Oscar Academy Invitation After Husband Expelled


French actress Emmanuelle Seigner has told the Motion Picture Academy she declines their off to join the group– especially after they expelled her famous director husband Roman Polanski.

Writing in a French newspaper, Seigner says no the Academy.

Frankly, it’s bizarre she was sent the invite since Polanski was ousted. Most of her movies have been with him anyway. Why would they think she would accept?

“How can I ignore the fact that a few weeks go, the Academy expelled my husband, Roman Polanski, in an attempt to appease the zeitgeist – the very same Academy which in 2002 awarded him an Oscar for The Pianist! A curious case of amnesia!” she says.  “The Academy probably thinks I am enough of a spineless, social climbing actress that I would forget that I have been married for the past 29 years to one of the world’s greatest directors,” Seigner wonders.

She continues:

“Roman Polanski gave birth to unforgettable female characters played by Sharon Tate, Catherine Deneuve, Mia Farrow, Faye Dunaway, Nastassja Kinski, and Sigourney Weaver, nothing like this machismo caricature, a symptom of the evil that ravages the cinema. Academy of Oscars would like me to disassociate myself from this man?”

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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