Kevin Spacey says he used to be ‘too handsome’

Via Ian Aikman, BBC news

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Actor Kevin Spacey once called himself “too handsome” in a new interview.

Speaking to Piers Morgan, the 64-year-old admitted he had “crossed the line” regarding allegations of inappropriate behavior that brought his career to a halt in 2017.

Last year, the actor was was found not guilty of all sexual assault charges against four men between 2001 and 2013 following a trial in London and in 2022 in a US court sexual assault lawsuit dismissed against him.

Spacey is currently participate in a civil trial on a chargewhich he denies is sexually assaulting a man in 2008.

Mr. Spacey said his home in Baltimore, where he has lived since 2016, is being foreclosed and auctioned because he cannot afford to pay the “many millions” he owes in legal bills.

The interview, which aired on the YouTube channel Piers Morgan Uncensored, featured a direct discussion of how Mr. Spacey viewed his past behavior.

When asked to clarify what he meant by “crossing the line”, the double Oscar winner said: “So handsome, touching people in a way that I didn’t know they didn’t want at the time.” .

Emphasizing the possibility that this was a criminal act, Mr. Spacey said he was “gentle with everyone” and would not use the word “groping” to describe his actions.

“You want to be gentle. You want to see if they react positively,” he added.

Mr. Morgan asked him: “Do you think all of that was consensual or was it an attempt at seduction, that if it was repelled, by definition I guess it would become non-consensual, that if you Handy, if you’re groping. people and they don’t want to do it….”

Mr. Spacey replied: “… then they should let you know that they don’t want to do it so you understand that it was non-consensual and stop.”

When asked if he could understand how a young actor might worry that someone as influential as him might harm their career if they turned down his offer, Mr. Spacey said : “Have”.

The actor said he was willing to “take responsibility” for some of his past actions, which he described as “bad, bad, bad behavior.”

But he also said that “a lot of people” have made false claims against him.

In May, Mr. Spacey denies the new charges against him aired in the Channel 4 documentary Spacey Unmasked.

Actors Ruari Cannon and Danny De Lillo both accused Mr. Spacey of inappropriate behavior in the documentary.

Mr. Cannon alleged that Mr. Spacey touched him inappropriately in public at a press night for a 2013 production of the Old Vic play. Mr. Spacey said the allegation was “ridiculous and it has never happened before.” now happening”.

Mr. De Lillo accused the actor of sticking his crotch in his face while he was watching a movie at the same theater. Mr Spacey said he found the accusation “absolutely offensive”.

After the documentary aired, a group of Hollywood stars including Sharon Stone, Stephen Fry and Liam Neeson called out Mr Spacey allowed to return to acting.

Speaking to the Telegraph, Ms Stone said: “I can’t wait to see Kevin back at work. He’s a genius.”

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Kevin Spacey and Sharon Stone hosted an event at the Royal Albert Hall in 2011

Mr Spacey won the best actor Oscar for American Beauty in 2000 and best supporting actor for The Usual Suspects in 1995.

He was also artistic director at the Old Vic Theater in London from 2004 to 2015.

In a statement, the Old Vic said it launched an investigation in 2017 into Mr. Spacey’s alleged inappropriate behavior at the theater between 2005 and 2013. It said there were “no findings of fact any facts” regarding the actor’s alleged misconduct and there was no evidence of wrongdoing by the actor. formal complaint against him.

Mr Spacey was fired while filming the Netflix series House of Cards after the first allegations against him emerged in 2017.

His scenes in Ridley Scott’s upcoming All the Money in the World were deleted and re-shot with Canadian actor Christopher Plummer replacing him.

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