Hollywood actor Kevin Spacey has lost a lot in the last few weeks.
His hit Netflix show “House of Cards” has fallen. The agency that represented the Oscar winner has dropped him. The people who worked on set for “House of Cards” accused him of harassment, and he's under criminal investigation for an encounter in 2016 in which he allegedly stuck his hands down an 18-year-old man's pants.
Now Jon Bernthal, who is known for his role in “The Walking Dead” and his upcoming series “Marvel's The Punisher” on Netflix, is speaking out, too.
Bernthal plays a robber in the box-office hit “Baby Driver.” In the film, he works under Spacey — the criminal kingpin in the movie. But Bernthal told SiriusXM's Jim Norton and Sam Roberts that outside of the silver screen, he saw behavior from Spacey that concerned him.
The Decider reported that:
“Going onto that set and working with him [Spacey], I wasn't there much, and I wasn't really in a situation to judge, but when I was there, he really rubbed me the wrong way,” said Bernthal. “I thought he was a bit of a bully. I didn't really care for the way he was behaving toward the other people on set.”
When Norton pushed Bernthal about the nature of Spacey's behavior, asking whether it was “sexually [motivated] or aggressive,” Bernthal replied that it seemed to be a combination of both. “He was acting toward people, in a way that I remember at the time thinking, 'Man, if that were a woman he was talking to, I would've done something, I would've said something,'” the Punisher star elaborated.
Before working with Spacey, Bernthal apparently respected the actor a lot. Yet his experience filming “Baby Driver” changed all that.
“The kind of man he was when I saw him, working with him, made me lose all respect for him,” he said. “I don't want to pile on just to pile on. That's what I saw, that's how it affected me.”