Judi Dench Doesn’t Approve of Actors Like Kevin Spacey Being Edited Out of Movies Because of Their Behavior

IndieWire | 9/26/2018 | Staff
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Judi Dench spoke fondly of Kevin Spacey during a press conference at the San Sebastian International Film Festival (via Variety). The actress remembered performing with Spacey in Lasse Hallström’s 2001 drama “The Shipping News.” Dench had just lost her husband prior to production and she remembered Spacey being an “inestimable comfort” on set. Dench then spoke out against some of the fallout that Spacey faced after being accused by several men of sexual harassment and abuse.

“I can’t approve, in any way, of the fact that — whatever he has done — that you then start to cut him out of the films,” Dench said. “Are we to do what happened when he was replaced with Christopher Plummer? Are we to do that throughout history? Are we to go back throughout history and anyone who has misbehaved in any way, or who has broken the law, or who has committed some kind of offense, are they always going to be cut out?...
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