“I believe every human being has the ability to reform."
House of Cards star Robin Wright has spoken about the prospect of a “second chance” for co-star Kevin Spacey.
In one of the first interviews given by Wright since Spacey’s dismissal from the show after sexual assault allegations, she discussed the possibility of the actor being rehabilitated back into Hollywood.
“I don’t know how to comment on that, I really don’t”, she replied when Net-A-Porter asked if he deserved a reprieve.
“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.”
Spacey has faced sexual assault allegations from a number of men, the first occurring in October last year when Star Trek: Discovery actor Anthony Rapp claimed that Spacey assaulted him at a party when he was 14.
He was initially fired from House of Cards, which had already started shooting its sixth series, before being later cut out from Ridley Scott’s All The Money In The World, with his role re-shot by Christopher Plummer.
Wright previously admitted that she was “saddened” by the allegations.
“I think we were all surprised, of course, and ultimately saddened,” she said, describing the moment she found out about the allegations facing Spacey.
“I don’t even know how to reach him. Kevin and I knew each other between ‘action’ and ‘cut,’ and in between setups where we would giggle. I didn’t know the man. I knew the incredible craftsman that he is.”
The sixth and final season of House of Cards will debut later this year.