Hollywood Scandals: Charlotte Kirk, the Actress Who Took Down Two Studio Chiefs

Variety Reports:

Charlotte Kirk: The Actress Who Took Down Two Studio Chiefs

Actress Charlotte Kirk attends the world
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The news on Tuesday that NBCUniversal vice chair Ron Meyer, one of the longest-tenured top executives in Hollywood, had been fired from NBCUniversal due to fallout from an extramarital affair rock the industry.

But then the news broke that the woman Meyer had the relationship with was Charlotte Kirk, whose extramarital affair with former Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara ultimately led to his resignation in 2019.

It sounds like a primetime soap opera–an aspiring actor who brings down two of the most powerful men in Hollywood. And yet despite her enormous impact on the industry, and her prolific and free-spirited presence on Instagram, Kirk remains a mysterious figure to the industry.

Charlotte Kirk

Born in Great Britain, Kirk is currently living with director Neil Marshall (“The Descent,” “Game of Thrones”) in Los Angeles, according to a document establishing their joint production company, Scarlett Productions. In the U.K. Marshall recently directed Kirk in “The Reckoning,” a thriller she also co-wrote and executive produced. According to IMDbpro, that production wrapped filming in July 2019, but doesn’t currently have distribution.

The film is set to kick off the 24th annual Fantasia International Film Festival with virtual screening on Thursday evening. Marshall and Kirk were both scheduled to attend a Zoom Q&A after the screening — but Kirk has since backed out.