New York- Actress Robin Wright says she and other cast members on the hit series “House of Cards” were “surprised” by allegations of sexual assault against co-star Kevin Spacey.
Wright speaking in an interview with NBC broadcast described her relationship with Spacey as “professional”, she said, “We were all surprised of course, ultimately saddened.”
Spacey, a two-time Oscar winner, has had allegations of attempting to rape a teenage boy and a pattern of harassment towards younger, male colleagues — including on the set of “House of Cards.”
Wright had a different experience with Spacey, “We were co-workers, we never socialised outside of work,” said the actress. “Ours was a respectful, professional relationship, he was so great with me, he was never disrespectful to me.”
All the sexual misconduct accusations levelled so far against Spacey have come from men, the actor will turn 59 later this month.
Australian actor Guy Pearce, who costarred alongside Spacey in the 1997 thriller “L.A. Confidential,” described him as a “handsy guy” who made him feel uncomfortable. “Thankfully I was 29, and not 14,” he said.
Spacey has not been officially charged by authorities but investigations into his behavior have been launched in England, where Spacey directed the Old Vic theater from 2004-2015, to Los Angeles and Nantucket, a coastal resort near Boston.
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