Veteran actor Christopher Plummer, who replaced embattled actor Kevin Spacey in Ridley Scott’s “All The Money In The World”, said he feels sad for the “talented and terrifically gifted actor”.
Scott had dropped Spacey from his upcoming film “All The Money In The World” in wake of multiple allegations of sexual misconduct and harassment against him.
“I think it’s very sad what happened to him. Kevin is such a talented and a terrifically gifted actor, and it’s so sad. It’s such a shame,” Plummer told Vanity Fair.
The “Remember” actor said he is not really replacing Spacey in the film but instead “starting all over again”.
“I’m very saddened by what happened to Kevin, but what can I do? I’ve got a role. I admire Ridley Scott and I’m thrilled to be making a movie for him.
“And so I thought, that was it. Ages ago I was in contention for (the role), way back. So I was familiar with it, and then Ridley came to me and I agreed. I wanted to work with him. He’s very good. I loved the script. The script is wonderful,” said Plummer.
“All The Money In The World” also stars Mark Wahlberg and Michelle Williams in key roles and the duo are believed to return for reshoots.
Plummer, will portray J Paul Getty in the story about the infamous 1973 kidnapping of his grandson, 16-year-old John Paul Getty III.