"Gaza is living through horror… while the international community does nothing."
One top producer who has worked with Cruz says he privately has vowed not to hire her again, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Another top Hollywood executive also privately expressed his
disapproval, saying he's "furious at Javier and Penelope" and wasn't
sure about working with the Spanish couple again.
Relativity Media chief executive Ryan Kavanaugh was the only studio
head willing to go public with his views: "As the grandson of Holocaust
survivors, I know that anyone calling what's going on in Israel
'genocide' vs. self-defense is either ignorant and shouldn't be
commenting or is truly anti-Semitic."
However, Kavanaugh doesn't believe the letter will harm either of the
actors' careers as long as their films are box office hits.
As one film producer explained: "I think the thing any executive or
producer will try to calculate before working with Penelope Cruz or
Javier Bardem in the near future is what their value is in the
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