“Sometimes he would call me while making Frida and yell, ‘Why do you have a monobrow and a mustache? I didn’t hire you to look ugly. Then I thought, ‘Have you never seen a picture of Frida Kahlo?’ The Mexican artist is known for her characteristic eyebrows and mustache, which she sometimes drew on herself.
“I was fine in itself,” Salma says, emphasizing that other women have seen worse from him. “But I was shaking and feeling sad afterwards.”
Harvey often made sexually explicit requests, which Salma repeatedly said no to. “No when asked if I wanted to take a shower with him. No to the request to satisfy him orally. No, no, no. With every rejection, he got angrier,” Salma told The New York Times in 2017.
Salma thinks Harvey never physically attacked her because she was strong, she now tells The Guardian. “He’s never seen me weak. I can be almost intimidating in my composure.” She is used to that, she says. Because girls are more often treated badly according to the actress. “We must learn to be brave. It is not easy, but it is necessary.”