Actor Gabriel Byrne revealed Kevin Spacey’s “inappropriate sexual behavior” caused enough problems on the set of The Unusual Suspects that it caused production to shut down.
In an interview with The Sunday Times, the Golden Globe-winning actor said this about Spacey: “I did not know honestly then the extent of his violence.” He adds, “I mean; he was kind of a joke in that people would say, ‘That’s Kevin,’ but nobody really understood the depth of his predations. It was only years later that we began to understand that [filming] was closed down for a particular reason and that was because of inappropriate sexual behavior by Spacey.”
The film went on to win Spacey an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor as well as another for Best Screenplay.
The movie’s director has also been dealing with issues lately. He recently was fired from the upcoming Freddie Mercury biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody.
An inside look at Spacey’s past all started when Anthony Rapp accused him of sexual assault when he was 14-years-old. He has since been dropped from several projects including House of Cards Netflix confirmed today that its popular political drama would have their final season without Spacey. Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos says the show will restart production next year, with Robin Wright in the lead.
Byrne also recalls working with Harvey Weinstein. Byrne said that Spacey’s behavior had a similar “element of absolute abuse of power” that he saw in Weinstein.