“House of Cards” star Robin Wright says her embattled former co-star Kevin Spacey, who lost his role on the show amid sexual assault and sexual misconduct allegations, deserves a second chance.
Wright was asked to discuss Spacey during an interview with the publication Porter. Asked whether she wants to reach out to him, she said: “No. He’ll reach out when he’s ready, I’m sure. I think that’s the way it should go.”
As far as whether she feels sorry for him, she talked about the downside of public life. “I feel sorry for anybody whose life is in the public arena,” she said. “It’s a nightmare, can you imagine? We do a job, we share [a performance] with viewers. Why does our private life have to be public? I hate that part of this industry. It’s so invasive. I believe everyone’s personal life should be personal. Positive, negative, neutral, whatever – I don’t believe it should be anybody’s business.”
She clarified that she wasn’t referring to the #MeToo movement or criticizing those who came out with allegations about Spacey. “I’m talking about media,” she said. “The exposure. It’s an awful feeling. A stranger deciding they know who you are and they are going to put that in a … I mean, it’s criminal, it really is.”
Asked whether Spacey deserves a “career reprieve,” Wright started by saying, “I don’t know how to comment on that, I really don’t.” Then she added: “I believe every human being has the ability to reform. Has the ability to reform. In that sense, second chances, or whatever you are going to call it — absolutely, I believe in that. It’s called growth.”