Ridley Scott has revealed that Kevin Spacey has yet to speak to him following Scott’s decision to recast his role in All The Money In The World.
‘I don’t know where he is,’ Scott said. ‘He’s gone down underground.’
Spacey was recast in the film with Christopher Plummer, who has gone on to be nominated for a Golden Globe and has received rave reviews, including from Metro.co.uk.
Scott also confirmed that he had no contact from Spacey after the news of his replacement was announced: ‘It would have been nice to have some kind of call, even if it was from his (Spacey’s) representative.’
Scott was speaking ahead of the film’s UK release on 5 January, and Mark Walhberg – who also appears in the film alongside Michelle Williams – spoke of the decision to replace Spacey, who was accused by various men of sexual misconduct.
‘Obviously, the most important thing was respecting the victims in this case,’ said Walhberg.
‘You know, whether there are allegations or not — there were many — and it’s important to make sure that was dealt with with the respect and sensitivity that it deserved. Many people have been replaced in films many times, including films that I’ve been involved with on both sides of the spectrum.
‘So those kind of things happen, but it was a decision that Ridley made and we all certainly supported him in that decision.’
The allegations against Spacey came after Star Trek actor Anthony Rapp alleged that he was sexually harassed by Spacey as a teen. The actor released a statement and is now receiving treatment.
A number of other men then came forward, including eight members from the set of House Of Cards, who said he made the set of the Netflix show a ‘toxic’ environment because of his ‘predatory’ behaviour, which allegedly incused crude comments and nonconsensual touching.
The post Ridley Scott says he never heard from Kevin Spacey after recasting him appeared first on News Wire Now.