(AP Photo/File) NEW YORK — A timeline of allegations against film producer Harvey Weinstein, who has denied having any nonconsensual sexual conduct with any women.— 1984: Tomi-Ann Roberts, a 20-year-old aspiring actress, meets Weinstein in his New York hotel room to discuss a film.Weinstein is nude in the bathtub and asks Roberts to bare her breasts, she told The New York Times. That was a source of concern for me – but not enough to turn it down!"I have never done an Austen adaptation before and, in terms of my own personal taste, there is no one that can touch her for writing female characters.I even think I prefer her characterisation to George Eliot or any of the other 19th century novelists. It's probably always been my favourite of the Austen novels so it was obviously a big deal for me to get to audition to play the part as she has definitely always been my favourite heroine." Romola's academic endeavours and love for literature led her to her own unique interpretation and portrayal of Emma, a character she says she is very fond of and can relate to."Emma isn't flawless, and I suppose there are some people that innately relate to Lizzie Bennet [Pride And Predjudice], but I always thought there was something terrifyingly perfect about Elizabeth Bennett in the way she effortlessly seems to always know the right thing to say.Further casting, which is by Julia Horan, will be announced. This combination photo shows actresses listed in alphabetical order, top row from left, Asia Argento, Rosanna Arquette, Jessica Barth, Cara Delevingne, Romola Garai, Judith Godreche, Heather Graham, Angelina Jolie, Ashley Judd, Rose Mc Gowan, Lea Seydoux and Mira Sorvino, who have made allegations against producer Harvey Weinstein.
So someone like Harriet, who would have been perfectly happy marrying a very kind and respectful man who loved her very much, is put through this horrendous process of social improvement because Emma doesn't deem him good enough!
Not only has she landed her dream role – playing the lead in Sandy Welch's forthcoming adaptation of Jane Austen's Emma – she is also due to graduate with a BA in English Literature after four years of study.
The Atonement star and self-confessed busy-bee says: "I'm about to graduate! It's taken me four years to do a BA on the Open University; I've doubled up on some of the course because normally it takes around six years.
"Most girls my age will have seen the film with Gwyneth Paltrow, which I really, really enjoyed.
I thought it was lovely and it did obviously cross my mind that, God, this has been done really, really well previously.
"I am always naturally drawn to heroines that have human flaws because I enjoy people that have lived their life with courage and make big successes and big failures.