“Hello everyone, what about that?” Gary Oldman exclaimed as he stepped onto the press room stage Sunday at the Golden Globes.
Oldman had a lucky charm tucked in his pocket: a little book of a speech by Winston Churchill, whom he portrayed in “Darkest Hour.” The actor’s outfit — black, with a Time’s Up pin — was meant to be its own statement, one that Oldman felt passionately about, he said, because of his feelings about Harvey Weinstein.
“I’ve always said when the curtain came down on Harvey, I was flabbergasted and shocked,” he said. “Fortunately, he was never in my orbit. We met him in ’92 and he gave me the creeps. And I said, ‘Let’s not work with that guy.’ And we never did. When the curtain came down, I looked at it as evolution. We’re still coming out of the [mist]. What we do, what we say, how we do it and who we say and do it to, is very, very important. And if that’s exposed, then it’s a good thing.”