In an interview with The Sunday Times, the Golden Globe-winning actor says of 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 film’s director, Bryan Singer, has been dealing with issues of his own as of late. He recently was fired from the upcoming Freddie Mercury biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody.