Emma Thompson is a principled woman. The British actress has just announced that she was leaving the cast of the animated film Luck , produced by Skydance. And in a letter sent to producers (which she authorized the LA Times to publish), the star explained that she was acting in reaction to the hiring of former Pixar boss John Lasseter earlier this year.
Emma Thompson pulled out of a project at Skydance after the company hired John Lasseter to head up its animation department. @marymacTV got the letter Thompson wrote to explain her decision: https://t.co/qkluAUADtv— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) February 27, 2019
bad behavior as Mr. Lasseter. Given the current climate, people who have your power are expected at the turn to change things, “said the star of Love Actually .
Emma Thompson is not alone in being alarmed by the arrival of John Lasseter at the head of the animation studio. Time’s Up denounced his appointment last January, just after the announcement. “Hiring decisions have consequences. And hiring someone who abuses a position of power is a way of turning a blind eye to these abuses, “the association said in a statement .
Skydance did not need to announce who would replace Emma Thompson in the film directed by Alessandro Carloni to the extent that the cast has not yet been revealed.