L.A. Confidential (1997)
Guy Pearce recently appeared on the Australian talk show Interview, where he was asked about working with Kevin Spacey. Pearce immediately praised Spacey's acting talents, but then said that the subject was a difficult one to talk about. He then suggested that he may have had a negative experience while filming 1997's L.A. Confidential with Spacey. Pearce explains.
"Yeah ... yeah. Tough one to talk about at the moment. Amazing actor; incredible actor.
During the interview, Pearce was asked about Spacey’s history of abuse and working with the actor early in their careers. Pearce did not want to reveal too much about his experiences with Spacey, but he did imply nonprofessional behavior when he said, “Yeah. Tough one to talk about at the moment. Amazing actor, incredible actor. Mmm. Slightly difficult time with Kevin, yeah.”
Pearce followed the comment with the following remark, “He’s a handsy guy. Thankfully I was 29, and not 14.” According to Yahoo Entertainment, Denton’s audience could be heard gasping at Pearce’s revelation.
When asked by TV host Andrew Denton about his experience working with Spacey, Pearce said the following:
“Yeah… yeah. Tough one to talk about at the moment. Amazing actor; incredible actor. Mmm. Slightly difficult time with Kevin, yeah. He’s a handsy guy.”
“Thankfully I was 29, and not 14,” he added, per news.au.com.
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You can watch a preview of Pearce’s conversation with Denton here. In Australia, viewers can watch Pearce’s full interview tonight at 8:55 p.m. on “Seven.”
TheWrap reached out to Pearce’s agent and Spacey’s attorney to see if either actor for comment on this story and did immediately hear back from either side.
Spacey, a two-time Oscar winner, has all but vanished from Hollywood after he was accused by numerous men of sexual misconduct last year. The first accuser was Anthony Rapp, who said Spacey assaulted him when Rapp was 14 and Spacey was 26.
Pearce and Spacey both starred in the 1997 hit L.A. Confidential.
While visiting Andrew Denton's chat show, the Aussie actor was asked about his time working with Spacey.
“Yeah…yeah," he began. "Tough one to ...
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