Lisa Kudrow says execs should know better for writing embarrassing emails, and there’s no end in sight for the crises that hit Sony Pictures.
Hackers compromised a vast amount of confidential employee data last month, much of it were execs, and posted it online, according to Fox News. From nasty words about Angelina Jolie and racial jokes about President Obama, to evidence Jennifer Lawrence was paid less than her male co-stars on “American Hustle.” The leaks have exposed any execs who forced conversations about the expectation of privacy when sending the emails.
The star of HBO’s “The Comeback” had some interesting things to say about the Hollywood hack. The actress expressed disbelief at the email correspondence, particularly because in the information age, private correspondence never stays private for long. Kudrow says that execs should’ve known better.
“How come I know you don’t write anything you don’t want broadcast in an email? How come I know that? Who’s advising people? It doesn’t matter how many times [an email] says ‘This is confidential, meant for just between the sender and the recipient,’ Why don’t we know that there are no rules? Everything is broadcast and published. That’s the part I just don’t understand.”
That tough reality has made the actress extremely cautious of what she says. She also said she’s careful what she says. The former “Friends” actress joked that she’s become opinions-less, just to be safe.
“I think we need to have more boundaries and accountability and a little personal responsibility for what we say.”
Although Lisa Kudrow wasn’t mentioned in the leaked emails, fellow A-listers Leonardo DiCaprio, Angelina Jolie and Kevin Hart were among those criticized, according to the Examiner. DiCaprio was called “despicable” for pulling out of the Steve Jobs biopic in the latest chain of emails to be released to the public. Sony co-chair Amy Pascal issued an apology earlier this week for emails in which she joked about President Barack Obama‘s favorite movies, focusing on those starring African Americans.
“The content of my emails to (producer Scott Rudin) were insensitive and inappropriate but are not an accurate reflection of who I am. Although this was a private communication that was stolen, I accept full responsibility for what I wrote and apologize to everyone who was offended.”
It doesn’t make sense why the execs and others would say such bad things that would later be embarrassing for them. When you read some of the emails, you can’t help but to laugh. Did these execs really think that they were on higher ground?
While Lisa Kudrow says execs should watch what they say, she is making a big return to TV, notes TheWrap. Kudrow stars in new comedy Angie Tribeca opposite Rashida Jones, which will reach screens in 2015. That should be a great one to watch.