“Thankfully I was 29 and not 14.”
That’s how veteran Australian actor Guy Pearce reflects on his time working with disgraced Oscar-winner Kevin Spacey.
The pair co-stared in LA Confidential back in 1997 and during a chat about it on Andrew Denton’s Interview on Tuesday night, Pearce admitted it was ‘tough’ given what had come out about Spacey amid the ‘me too’ movement.
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“Tough one to talk about at the moment,” Pearce told Denton.
“Amazing actor. Incredible actor,” he said.
“Slightly difficult time with Kevin… He’s a handsy guy.”
The reference about being ’29 and not 14′ relates to claims made in 2017 by actor Anthony Rapp.
He has accused Spacey of sexually assaulting him when he was just 14-years-old.
While overnight, Scotland Yard confirmed it is investigating three new sexual assault allegations against Spacey, that date back as far as 1996.
It brings the total allegations to six.
As a result of the ongoing accusation, Netflix has cut all ties with Spacey and he was cut from the Ridley Scott film All the Money in the World.