Saturday 20 October 2018

Mark Wahlberg 'totally understands' Ridley Scott cutting Kevin Spacey out of All The Money In The World

Kirsty Blake Knox

Kirsty Blake Knox

Mark Walberg says he 'completely understands' why director Ridley Scott cut Kevin Spacey out of upcoming film All The Money In The World.

Spacey, who faces a number of allegations, appeared in a number of scenes in the Scott's thriller portraying US mogul Jean Paul Getty.

He has since been replaced by actor Christopher Plummer.

Last night, at the premiere of Daddy's Home 2 Mark Wahlberg - who stars in All The Money in The World - said he understood the decision.

Sexual Harassment Kevin Spacey
Sexual Harassment Kevin Spacey

“I am extremely grateful that I have the job that I have but you know there are these harassment issues going on in every form of business and workplace. And these things need to be brought to attention and need to be rectified,” he said.

“Obviously the situation with us and Ridley Scott and deciding to move on and recast and reshoot I completely understand - but let's just make sure we keep the victims in our thoughts and prayers.”

The thriller, which retells the tale of the 1973 kidnapping of Getty’s grandson, had reportedly already been pulled as the closing night screening of the AFI (American Film Institute) Fest on November 16, at the British director’s insistence.

Re-filming Spacey’s scenes with Plummer, who won an Oscar for his role in 2010 comedy Beginners, and replacing them will pose a challenge for Scott and his team if the scheduled Christmas release date is to be kept.

Mark Wahlberg ,Mel Gibson,John Lithgow and Will Ferrell at the Irish Premiere screening of 'Daddy's Home 2 at The Odeon Cinema in Point Square, Dublin. Picture: Brian McEvoy
Mark Wahlberg ,Mel Gibson,John Lithgow and Will Ferrell at the Irish Premiere screening of 'Daddy's Home 2 at The Odeon Cinema in Point Square, Dublin. Picture: Brian McEvoy

Today, the Old Vic released the findings of the investigation into Spacey's behaviour while he was working as artistic director at the theatre.

A total of 20 people have submitted testimonials. 

A statement read; "The investigation resulted in 20 personal testimonies shared of alleged inappropriate behaviour carried out by Kevin Spacey during his time as Artistic Director. "Despite having the appropriate escalation processes in place, it was claimed that those affected felt unable to raise concerns and that Kevin Spacey operated without sufficient accountability.

"This is clearly unacceptable and The Old Vic truly apologises for not creating an environment or culture where people felt able to speak freely."

Old Vic: 20 claims of inappropriate behaviour against Kevin Spacey 

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