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Bryan Cranston Says Kevin Spacey's Career Is Over

Rianne Houghton
Esquire

From Esquire UK

Bryan Cranston has responded to the wave of "beyond disgusting" sexual misconduct claims facing Hollywood, saying that he thinks Kevin Spacey's career is over.

The Breaking Bad star's comments follow a number of historic allegations made against Spacey, who is now being investigated by the Metropolitan Police for sexual assault.

Talking to BBC's Newsbeat, Cranston said that although he has never seen abuse happen first-hand in the industry, "you know it has gone on".

Referencing Spacey in particular, he said: "He's a phenomenal actor, but he's not a very good person. His career now I think is over."

Reflecting on the "almost animalistic" abuse of power and status in the industry, Cranston added that he thinks Hollywood is undergoing a necessary shift in attitudes.

"That sort of experience goes unchecked until something like this happens," he said. "The pillars of what was are falling. Everything is being exposed."

Earlier this week, the unprecedented decision was made to cut Spacey's performance from upcoming movie All the Money in the World and replace him with Christopher Plummer.

The actor has faced fresh allegations in the last week, after journalist Heather Unruh alleged Spacey groped her 18-year-old son last year.

Spacey originally faced accusations from Star Trek: Discovery's Anthony Rapp, who claimed the House of Cards actor made advances when the latter was only 14 years old.

Eight current and former workers on House of Cards have also come forward with their own sexual harassment and assault claims, and he has been suspended by Netflix.

A spokesperson for the star has said he is currently seeking "evaluation and treatment".

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