Robin Wright wants everyone to give her House of Cards co-star Kevin Spacey a second chance following multiple sexual assault charges.
The Oscar-winning star told Porter Edit: "I don’t know how to comment on that, I really don’t. I believe every human being has the ability to reform … In that sense, second chances, or whatever you are going to call it – absolutely, I believe in that. It’s called growth."
The 52-year-old admits she hasn’t spoken to Spacey since Star Trek: Discovery star Anthony Rapp leveled allegations against him in 2017. "I feel sorry for anybody whose life is in the public arena. It’s a nightmare, can you imagine? We do a job, we share a performance with viewers. Why does our private life have to be public? I hate that part of this industry," she said. "It’s so invasive. I believe everyone’s personal life should be personal. Positive, negative, neutral, whatever – I don’t believe it should be anybody’s business. But I’m not talking about the #MeToo movement – I’m talking about media. The exposure. It’s an awful feeling. A stranger deciding they know who you are … I mean, it’s criminal, it really is."
Spacey was ousted from the hit Netflix show and recast in All the Money in the World. He has denied the allegations.
Wright noted that House of Cards was almost canceled due to the allegations. "Because of the climate at that time," she explained. "The air was thick, you know. Accused assaulter Harvey Weinstein … People were saying, ‘We have to shut everything down or otherwise it will look like we are glorifying and honoring this thing that’s dirty.’ "