Ellen Barkin: ‘Never Get Into an Elevator Alone With Terry Gilliam’

The two worked together on "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas."
Ellen Barkin
Ellen Barkin
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Terry Gilliam’s decision to refer to #MeToo as being run by “mob rule” continues to go poorly for the Monty Python member and filmmaker, who compared the anti–sexual harassment movement to a group of people “carrying their torches and they are going to burn down Frankenstein’s castle.” After being criticized by the likes of Sarah Silverman and Judd Apatow, he’s received fierce pushback from Ellen Barkin, who tweeted, “My hard won advice: never get into an elevator alone with terry gilliam.”

Barkin, who worked with Gilliam on “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas,” is also well known for her performances in “Diner,” “Ocean’s Thirteen,” and the TV adaptation of “Animal Kingdom.” She also tweeted that Gilliam is “is the last man to admonish a movement that is trying to protect women from abusive men. #MeToo” and “Terry Gilliam, you talk too much” in response to his interview.

Both messages were preceded by two from January, which also came in response to an interview with Gilliam: “Oh terry gilliam, why couldn’t you keep your mouth shut and stay gone…#1NiteInLa #MeeToo #TIMESUP” and “unfortunately i don’t have the skills to separate a fawning article about a ‘super cool’ director from his actions. #TIMESUP #MeToo”

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