Sex fallout kills career for Spacey
Assault allegations rocking Hollywood beyond disgusting, says Bryan Cranston.
Actor Bryan Cranston believes Kevin Spacey’s career is over because of allegations he sexually assaulted more than a dozen men.
Another accuser has come forward to allege Spacey groped him, making him the 15th man to go public with assault allegations.
Breaking Bad star Cranston says that while he thinks Spacey is “a phenomenal actor”, he’s “not a very good person”. “His career now I think is over,” Cranston told the BBC.
Earlier this week, Spacey’s scenes from an upcoming Ridley Scott film were removed six weeks before it was due to be released.
Spacey, 58, who was to portray billionaire oil tycoon J. Paul Getty in All The Money In The World, will have his character’s scenes reshot — with 87-year-old Christopher Plummer assuming the role of Getty.
Netflix, which produced the hit show House of Cards starring Spacey, has cut ties with the actor.
Cranston was asked about the rash of sexual assault and harassment allegations that have been made in recent weeks against Hollywood A-listers, including film studio head Harvey Weinstein, writer James Toback, producer Brett Ratner, and actors Dustin Hoffman, Ed Westwick, comedian Louis CK, Mr Selfridge Jeremy Piven and Steven Seagal.
“There's a disorder among all those people who use their power, their place or their status in any industry to overpower someone and force someone to do something that they don't want to do,” Cranston says.
“It's beyond disgusting. It's almost animalistic.”
Cranston, 61, says the abuse and harassment is “a form of bullying. It's a form of control. It's almost always [done to] young vulnerable men and women who are starting their career”.
Cranston believes the recent spate of stories will have an overall positive effect in the long-term.
“Women and men should not have to tolerate misbehaviour just because of their youth and inexperience.
“The silver lining is we’re not accepting behaviour like that just because it’s the way it’s always been.”
So far, 15 men have alleged that Spacey either harassed, assaulted, or attempted to rape them, according to USA Today. Five said the incidents took place when they were teenagers.
Meanwhile, the financial fallout to Louis CK’s acknowledgement of sexual misconduct has begun, with FX Networks and FX Productions announcing they will cut ties to the comedian, stripping his title as executive producer and taking away any compensation for the four projects they were working on.
The announcement came hours after CK said recent allegations of sexual misconduct are true and expressed remorse about using his power “irresponsibly”.
— DailyMail, AP
Bryan Cranston, left, thinks Kevin Spacey is a phenomenal actor but not a very good person.