Gone but never forgotten General Hospital star Amber Tamblyn called out actor James Woods on a tweet…and the rest, as they say, is history.
Not So Quietly
Woods took to Twitter, calling the film Call Me By Your Name, starring Armie Hammer, an attempt to “chip away at the last barriers of decency.” The film is about a relationship between a 17-year-old boy and a 24-year-old man.
Hammer replied, noting Woods had had a relationship with a 19-year-old when he was 60. Tamblyn then accused Woods in a tweet of hitting on her and a friend during her time on GH (1995-2001) when she was 16-years-old. She alleges the actor invited her and a friend to Vegas, and when she told him her age, he said, “Even better,” according to Tamblyn.
A Twitter firestorm ensued, with others corroborating Tamblyn’s story with similar ones of their own about Woods, and others voicing support for the actor.
Tamblyn then penned an open letter to Woods on Teen Vogue.
“The saddest part of this story doesn’t even concern me but concerns the universal woman’s story. The nation’s harmful narrative of disbelieving women first, above all else,” Tamblyn wrote in the open letter.
She then called the actor out on the carpet in the most poetic way : “Since you’ve now called me a liar, I will now call you a silencer. I see your gaslight and now will raise you a scorched earth.”
Burn …. hiss… !!
Next she wrote an op-ed for The New York Times titled, boldly, “I’m Done With Not Being Believed.”
“The women I know, myself included, are done, though, playing the credentials game. We are learning that the more we open our mouths, the more we become a choir. And the more we are a choir, the more the tune is forced to change,” she wrote.
Longtime GH fans will recall that Tamblyn played Emily on GH during its the Wendy Rich/Matt and Claire Labine heyday. She’s gone on to star in many other film and TV projects, write poetry, and even make music! Her father is actor Russ Tamblyn, who played the disturbing Dr. Jacoby on the original Twin Peaks. Tamblyn’s nuanced portrayal of Emily was perfect for a role on the subtly beautiful GH of the day.
Woods has had a long, storied career in entertainment, starring in film, TV, and theater since his first movie role in 1972. He’s been nominated for numerous awards for his work in including Academy Awards and Primetime Emmys. He is an avid tweeter and retweeter of conservative viewpoints, and alleges this is what motivated Tamblyn’s accusation, which he called “a lie.”
So, what do you think of all this, dear Soap Cities readers?
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