|Robert Rodriguez was full-throated in his criticism of former associate Harvey Weinstein, wasting no time in calling his behaviour “truly disgusting”.
And he’s not wrong to do so, but quietly he must be a little glad that the heat is off him now – because Rodriguez knows only too well what it’s like to be persona non grata around the Weinstein Company offices.
While making Grindhouse back in the mid-00s, Rodriguez’s own inability to keep it in his pants ended up causing huge headaches on set. His not-exactly-secret affair with lead actress Rose McGowan caused so many problems with the film’s producer that they had to shut down the set for weeks to get it sorted.
That producer? His wife, Elizabeth Avellan – who co-produced such Rodriguez classics as From Dusk Til Dawn, Spy Kids, Sin City and… their five children.