Goodfellas star says that he'll kill Harvey Weinstein if he sees him
Channeling his character 'Big Paulie' from Scorsese's classic.
Goodfellas star Paul Sorvino has channeled his most famous on-screen performance, the mobster 'Big Paulie' from Goodfellas, as he described dishing out some street justice in defence of his daughter, actress Mira Sorvino.
In the last few weeks, various reports have emerged which allege that Weinstein had attempted to blacklist the actress. In an interview with Deadline, Peter Jackson, director of Lord the Rings, has said that the shamed film producer asked him not to work with Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino.
Just seeing this after I awoke, I burst out crying. There it is, confirmation that Harvey Weinstein derailed my career, something I suspected but was unsure. Thank you Peter Jackson for being honest. I’m just heartsick https://t.co/ljK9NqICbm
— Mira Sorvino (@MiraSorvino) December 15, 2017
In response to this, Sorvino was approached by a TMZ reporter and asked for his reaction to the allegations that Weinstein tried to blacklist his daughter.
Speaking with TMZ, he said: "He better hope he goes to jail. Because if we come across [each other], I think he’ll be lying on the floor,” said Sorvino.
In Scorsese's classic, Sorvino played Paul Cicero - a criminal that's based on the real-life gangster Paulie Vario - and the actor gave an answer that you might expect from his iconic character.
When asked to respond to reports that the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office is examining two cases involving Weinstein, he said: "If we come across [each other], I think he’ll be lying on the floor. That son of a bitch. Good for him if he goes (to jail). If not, he has to meet me, and I’ll kill [him].”