‘House of Cards’ star Joel Kinnaman says Kevin Spacey sexual misconduct allegations “weren’t a shock”

Kinnaman starred as Will Conway in the Netflix show, which fired Spacey following the emergence of the allegations back in November

Joel Kinnaman has revealed that it “wasn’t a big shock” to hear about the allegations of sexual misconduct which have been made against Kevin Spacey.

Kinnaman starred alongside Spacey in the fourth and fifth seasons of the hit Netflix show House of Cards. The show fired Spacey, who played lead character Frank Underwood, in November following the emergence of the allegations. Following the claims, Spacey issued a statement saying that he was “taking the time necessary to seek evaluation and treatment”.

Kinnaman gave his perspective on the Spacey allegations in a new interview with Scandinavian talk show Skavlan, stating: “It wasn’t a big shock.”

“I have five or six friends I know who have told stories about Kevin about when they were young and had just arrived in Hollywood,” Kinnaman said.

“He tried to… he gave me a very warm welcome in Baltimore,” he added. “But later, when you learnt that he had supposedly behaved this way with 14-year-olds, then it’s like: ‘Thank you and goodbye.’”

Kinnaman also praised the #MeToo movement in the interview as he recalled one encounter he and his ex-girlfriend had with disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein.

“My ex was going to a meeting with [Weinstein] and we had met him the night before – he was very friendly with me – and the two of them had arranged a meeting. She messaged me a little later and said: ‘He’s relocated our meeting to a hotel room.’ And I said: ‘OK, let’s go home.”