After a few months of quiet, the Kevin Spacey scandal has suddenly scored some new heat this week as legendary film director Bernardo Bertolucci recently came forward to defend the ex-“House of Cards” actor and slam filmmaker Ridley Scott for cutting him out of last year’s “All the Money in the World”.
According to the Italian publication il Giornale (via THR), Bertolucci was attending a screening of a restored print of “Last Tango in Paris” and while there said: “When I learned that Ridley Scott had agreed to eliminate the scenes of All the Money in the World in which Kevin Spacey was playing, I sent a message to editor Peter Scalia to tell Scott that he should be ashamed.”
Spacey was famously replaced with Christopher Plummer in the role of J. Paul Getty following sexual assault allegations against Spacey. The role, which Plummer was hired for and shot in just a few weeks in November last year, earned the actor an Oscar nomination.
Bertolucci went on to say that he would be open to making a film with Spacey, and also clarified that he agrees completely with the #MeToo movement and praised it for bringing awareness to violence against women around the world.