Jon Bernthal: Kevin Spacey Was a 'Large Bully' on 'Child Driver' Set

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The sexual misconduct allegations in opposition to Kevin Spacey didn’t come as an enormous shock to Jon Bernthal. In a brand new interview, the Strolling Useless alum mentioned he wasn’t pleased with the Home of Playing cards star’s conduct on the set of their movie Child Driver.

“I bear in mind being on that set and I bear in mind him actually rubbing me the unsuitable method,” Bernthal, 41, mentioned on SiriusXM’s Jim Norton and Sam Roberts present on Tuesday, November 7. “And it’s humorous, anyone who I used to be working with on the time, and other people in my life, bear in mind me saying it. Lots of people reached out to me when [the allegations came out].”

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Jon Bernthal and Kevin Spacey. Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Photos; Frazer Harrison/BAFTA LA/Getty Photos

Bernthal went on to clarify that he was a fan of Spacey, 58, for a few years, and even described him as “one among my favourite actors.” As soon as they lastly had the prospect to work collectively on the 2017 motion movie, the Wolf of Wall Avenue actor was upset.

“I assumed he was a little bit of a bully,” he continued. “I didn’t actually take care of the way in which he was behaving towards among the different folks on set. … I bear in mind pondering on the time, man, if that was a lady that he was speaking to, I’d have executed one thing. I’d have mentioned one thing. And I used to be actually joyful to get out of there.”

Nonetheless, Bernthal insisted, “No the place did I see something like among the allegations which have come up in opposition to him. And I believe it will be weak of me to pile on about some s–t that I don’t learn about, however the sort of man he was once I [was] working with him made me lose all respect for him.”

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Spacey was first accused of sexual misconduct in late October when actor Anthony Rapp claimed in an interview with BuzzFeed that the Oscar winner made inappropriate sexual advances towards him at a celebration in 1986 when Rapp was simply 14 years previous. Hours later, Spacey issued an apology and got here out as homosexual.

Since then, extra folks have come ahead with allegations in opposition to the American Magnificence actor, together with eight present and former Home of Playing cards workers and Richard Dreyfuss‘ son Harry. Spacey’s rep beforehand advised Us Weekly that the actor is searching for unspecified “analysis and therapy.”

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