Dame Judi Dench and Kevin Spacey are good all friends and the colleagues, so, the actress strongly believes that removing Kevin from ‘All money in the world’ was wrong because it is setting a troubling precedent, NME reported.
The scandal prompted ‘All money in the world’ director to excise Kevin Spacey’s performance as oil tycoon Jean Paul Getty from drama and reshoot his scenes with Christopher Plummer. Sir Ridley Scott, undoubtedly, wasn’t happy with such a status of affairs, but the public opinion means a lot, especially when it is about the sexual issues.
Judi Dench and Kevin Spacey met each other in 2001 film The Shipping News, since then they were good friends. The dark news about Kevin made Denchtocriticise Ridley Scott for cutting out the scenes with Spacey and replacement in ‘All money in the world’. The actress defended her ‘good friend’, saying that Ridley’s actions set a troubling precedent.
“Are we to go back throughout history now and anyone who has misbehaved in any way, or has broken the law, or has committed some kind of offence, are they always going to be cut out?”
the 83-year-old actress told reporters at the San Sebastian Film Festival.
“Are we going to exclude them from our history? I don’t know about any of the conditions of it, but nevertheless I think he is, and was, a most wonderful actor… and a good friend.”
Dame Judi’s comments about her former co-star have drawn a mixture of censure and praise on social media. While Jean-Pierre Leduc praised her for “speaking her mind” and that people “should be given second chances”, other Twitter users, though, said she had “crossed a line” and that her support for Spacey was “sickening”.