Many have come forward in recent days to share stories of sexual misconduct at the hands of actor Kevin Spacey, and now his Baby Driver costar Jon Bernthal says Spacey was a “bully” on the set of their recent hit film.
In an interview on the Jim and Sam Show on SiriusXM this week, Bernthal described his personal experiences with Spacey, who has entered a treatment facility after the slew of recent allegations. The actor, who is best known for his role as Shane Walsh on The Walking Dead and for Netflix’s The Punisher, revealed he “lost a lot of respect” for Spacey while working with him.
Bernthal added that when he was a young actor visiting London, he went to see Spacey performance in a production of The Iceman Cometh, sitting in the front row and giving Spacey a standing ovation. “[It was an] unbelievably sort of transformative experience in my life watching what he did and he was one of my favorite actors.”
This made his experience on set all the more disheartening.
While we’re sure this was a disillusioning experience for Bernthal, we’re glad that the truth about Spacey is coming out. Every story and account that comes to light about systematic bullies and abusers is a step towards making this kind of behavior a thing of the past.