Robin Wright Breaks Silence on Kevin Spacey
For the first time in a long while, Robin Wright has spoken about her co-star Kevin Spacey. Kevin Spacey was fired from the ‘House Of Cards’ on allegations of sexual harassment and assault. According to Robin Wright, the two were nothing more than just coworkers. Definitely not friends.
During an interview with Today, Wright informed that she barely knew him outside of work. She also had little idea about the accusations launched against Spacey. She shared that,
Kevin and I knew each other between action and cut, and in between setups where we would giggle. I didn’t really … I didn’t know the man. I knew the incredible craftsman that he is.
Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright worked on the show for five seasons before he was fired. And Wright did not say anything as to whether firing him was right or not. She simply said that,
I think we were all surprised, of course, and ultimately saddened. We forged ahead and I think we were all thankful that we were able to complete the series as planned. We were coworkers, really. We never socialized outside of work. Respectful, professional relationship. He was so great with me, he was never disrespectful to me, so that’s my personal experience, that’s the only thing I feel I have the right to talk about.
Kevin Spacey was first accused by actor Anthony Rapp. Rapp claimed that Spacey made an attempt on the 14-year old back. Spacey seemed to have no memory of the incident but nonetheless apologized for what would have been a drunken mistake. But only days after this, staff from the House of Cards team launched similar complaints. Reports suggested incidents of sexual harassment and one case of sexual assault. Taking notice, Netflix announced that they wouldn’t continue the series if Kevin Spacey was a part of it.
Kevin Spacey has himself remained silent on the issue. There have been no comments following the initial apology he made to Rapp. But people just don’t let issues like these go easy anymore. With Hollywood experiencing the whole #TimesUp and #MeToo movements, sexual harassment doesn’t get away that easily.
Robin Wright, who has herself been a victim of harassment and assault commented that,
It’s about power, and once you overpower someone, that person then becomes vulnerable. And this last year, I think, has shined a light in a new way to allow us to start a new conversation.
We sincerely hope that Hollywood starts seeing less of these incidents.