Jon Bernthal says he was aware of features of Kevin Spacey‘s alleged inappropriate conduct earlier than the slew of latest badual badault or harbadment accusations have been leveled in opposition to the star.
The actor informed SiriusXM, “I just remember losing a ton of respect for him,” when requested to debate their time working collectively on the summer time hit Baby Driver.
“I remember being on that set and I remember him really rubbing me the wrong way,” recalled Bernthal. “And it’s funny, anybody who I was working with at the time, and people in my life remember me saying it and a lot of people reached out to me when that happened.”
The actor, 41, defined that he was a longtime fan of Spacey, revealing that as a younger theater actor he noticed the House of Cards star carry out in a manufacturing of The Iceman Cometh in London. “[It was] unbelievable sort of transformative experience in my life watching what he did and he was one of my favorite actors,” mentioned Bernthal.
“The kind of man he was when I saw him, working with, made me lose all respect for him and I was enormously disappointed,” mentioned Bernthal of lastly working alongside Spacey within the 2017 movie.
He additional elaborated, “Going onto that set and working with him, I wasn’t there much and I wasn’t really in a situation to judge, but when I was there he really rubbed me the wrong way. I thought he was a bit of a bully… I didn’t really care for the way he was behaving toward some of the other people on set.”
“I think he was acting toward people in a way that where I remember, at the time, thinking, man if that was a woman that he was talking to I would have done something, I would have said something,” mentioned the actor. “And I was really happy to sort of get out of there.”
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Bernthal famous, although, that he by no means witnessed habits from Spacey like a number of the badual conduct allegations that he’s now dealing with.
In a BuzzFeed article posted Oct. 30, actor Anthony Rapp alleged that Spacey made inappropriate badual advances towards him when he was solely 14. Hours later Spacey, 58, apologized for his habits – which allegedly occurred at a celebration in 1986 — and got here out as homobadual.
Further allegations have since emerged, together with a report from CNN wherein eight individuals who at present work or beforehand labored on House of Cards claimed that star and govt producer created a “toxic” work surroundings by way of badual harbadment and “predatory” habits.
Last week, Netflix formally parted methods with Spacey, saying that House of Cards‘ closing season shall be with out the actor.
A consultant for the 58-year-old House of Cards star has informed PEOPLE that Spacey is “is taking the time necessary to seek evaluation and treatment.”