The 64-year-old talk show host says that the 41-year-old Big Little Lies star showed signs of PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) after sexual assault allegations were made against the disgraced film producer, 65, beginning back in October.
At that time, the A Wrinkle in Time co-stars were shooting together when they had a discussion about Harvey with a group of women.
“This was like two days after the Harvey scandal had broken in The New York Times,” Oprah told Salma Hayek during a special live taping of the podcast SuperSoul Conversations, as reported by Entertainment Tonight.
“Everyone, including Reese – I’ve said this to her – was acting like, I was seeing some of the girls at my school behave, who were suffering from PTSD,” Oprah continued. “Everybody was acting like they were afraid and they were having the conversation.”
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“And I remember Reese saying, ‘Oh god, this is just so upsetting. And someone mentions his name, I start tearing up. And every time I hear someone else speak, it just causes me to be upset and I haven’t slept in two days,’” Oprah added. “So I said, ‘Jeez, you guys are suffering from PTSD. Did something happen to you?’ Nobody said anything at the time.”