Published: Mon, November 13, 2017
Culture | By Stewart Greene

Christopher Plummer Comments for First Time on Replacing Kevin Spacey

Christopher Plummer Comments for First Time on Replacing Kevin Spacey

"The whole circumstance is sad", Plummer said. "Everyone has to do it, Ridley and I talked about this before long ago, so it wasn't very new to me".

Rumor has it the Spacey-Plummer switch will cost Sony an additional $10 million.

"At one point we were discussing doing it in the early days", Plummer recalled.

"It isn't replacing. In a amusing way it's starting all over again because it's going to be different, naturally", the 87-year-old told Entertainment Tonight.

Plummer typically commands around $US250,000 - $400,000 for a featured supporting role in a film like this, however it's unclear whether the last-minute need for his services has upped his pay cheque. Kevin is such a talented and a terrifically gifted actor, and it's so sad. "And that's all I can say because that's it". "But if I did behave then as he describes, I owe him the sincerest apology for what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behavior". "I admire Ridley very much", Plummer explained to a gaggle of journalists when he was asked how he became involved. "I'm very saddened by what happened to Kevin, but what can I do? I've got an offer to play a great role".

In the end, the actor was deprived of the award "Emmi", and also removed his character from the TV series "house of cards", and the spacey took a break in creative activity and is now being treated for sexual addiction. The movies supporting castmembers, including Mark Wahlberg and Michelle Williams, have all agreed to the reshoot schedule, but Plummer noted: “Its quite a push!”.

Spacey, who was dropped from the film on November 9, originally faced accusations from Star Trek: Discovery actor Anthony Rapp, who said he made a sexual advance on him when he was 14 years old. "The script is wonderful".

Spacey's ouster comes amid an increasing number of sexual assault allegations against the actor which have knocked Spacey from a number of projects slated to feature the two-time Academy Award victor. What made this decision even more extraordinary was that it was announced that these reshoots would be conducted and completed before "All The Money In The World's" December 22 release date.

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