Christopher Plummer says Kevin Spacey allegations are 'such a shame'
Christopher Plummer said the allegations against Spacey are ‘sad’ (Picture: Getty Images)

Christopher Plummer has said it’s ‘so sad’ about the sexual assault allegations made about Kevin Spacey as he replaces the disgraced actor in new film All the Money In The World.

Speaking to Vanity Fair on Sunday, Plummer said: ‘I think it’s very sad what happened to him. Kevin is such a talented and a terrifically gifted actor, and it’s so sad.

‘It’s such a shame. That’s all I can say, because that’s it.’

Yes, poor Spacey – that’s the real shame here.

Christopher Plummer says Kevin Spacey allegations are 'such a shame'
Plummer is replacing Spacey in Ridley Scott’s new film (Picutre: Getty)

It was announced last week that 58-year-old Spacey would be cut out of Ridley Scott’s latest biopic, which would have seen him take on the role of oil tycoon J. Paul Getty.

The film follows Getty’s grandson John Paul Getty III, who was kidnapped by an organized crime regime, and his mother Gail’s (Michelle Williams) attempts to convince his wealthy grandfather to pay the ransom.

Plummer will instead replace Spacey, immediately re-shooting all the scenes already filmed by Spacey in order to keep to its December 22 premiere date.

The 87-year-old actor said that reshooting the film was like ‘starting all over again’.

He added: ‘Although the situation is very sad. I’m very saddened by what happened to Kevin, but what can I do?

‘I’ve got a role. I admire Ridley Scott and I’m thrilled to be making a movie for him. And so I thought, that was it.

Christopher Plummer says Kevin Spacey allegations are 'such a shame'
Plummer said: ‘I’m very saddened by what happened to Kevin’ (Picture: FilmMagic)

‘Ages ago I was in contention for [the role], way back. So I was familiar with it, and then Ridley came to me and I agreed. I wanted to work with him. He’s very good. I loved the script. The script is wonderful.’

And Plummer’s not the only person feeling sorry for Spacey – Vanity Fair also quoted writer Gay Talese defending the American Beauty actor at the Library Lions Gala in New York’s Public Library, an event to honour writers.

Christopher Plummer says Kevin Spacey allegations are 'such a shame'
Writer Talese has defended Kevin Spacey (Picture: Getty; Reuters)

When asked who he would most like to profile, Talese, 85, said: ‘I would like to talk to Kevin Spacey.

‘I feel so sad, and I hate that actor that ruined this guy’s career. So, OK, it happened 10 years ago . . . Jesus, suck it up once in a while!’

Err, what?

It doesn’t stop there: ‘I would like to ask [Spacey] how it feels to lose a lifetime of success and hard work all because of 10 minutes of indiscretion 10 years or more ago.’

Last month actor Anthony Rapp alleged that Spacey had made sexual advances towards him when he was 14 and Spacey was 26. Since then, many others have come forward to accuse the actor of sexual harassment, and the 58-year-old was dropped from his prior commitments, including Ridley’s film and Netflix series House of Cards.

Christopher Plummer says Kevin Spacey allegations are 'such a shame'
Anthony Rapp recently opened up about a disturbing incident with Kevin Spacey (Picture: WireImage)

‘Netflix will not be involved with any further production of House of Cards that includes Kevin Spacey,’ a Netflix spokesperson said in a statement.

‘We will continue to work with [production company] MRC during this hiatus time to evaluate our path forward as it relates to the show.’

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