Kevin Spacey on THR: ‘I’m not interested in elevating someone’s crap movie’

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The Hollywood Reporter had an excellent cover profile of Kevin Spacey this week. I’ve always thought Kevin is probably one of the greatest actors of his generation, and he actually seems like he would be a fun guy to hang out with. That being said, Spacey is notoriously churlish with reporters, and he’s spent the bulk of the past decade (and longer) rarely giving any kind of in-depth interviews. So, this piece is a special occasion. And of course, THR brings up the long-standing rumors about his sexuality, which probably means that this is the last time Kevin Spacey will ever speak to THR. So, enjoy it while it lasts. You can read the full piece here, and here are some highlights:

He’s not interested in bit parts in unimportant movies: “Unless it’s Martin Scorsese, and it’s a really significant role, f— off. I’m not playing someone’s brother. I’m not playing the station manager. I’m not playing the FCC chairman.”

He loves his unconventional career: “People thought I was crazy 11 years ago when I moved to London and started a theater company. What is he doing? He’s out of his mind. People thought we were crazy when we made the Netflix deal for House of Cards. ‘They’re out of their minds, it’ll never work.’ I’m used to people thinking I’m nuts. And you know what? I kind of love it.”

Taking over the Old Vic in 2003: “I remember having lots of very serious conversations with my mother about where I was at this particular point and just going, ‘What am I supposed to do now? Am I supposed to do what I watch a lot of other people do?’ Which is, ‘Hey, now I’m on the list, I’m going to be in all these movies and get paid all this money.’ It was absolutely unappealing to me to end up in a lot of movies I shouldn’t do, to start showing up and doing the same thing over and over. I was already suffering from, ‘He always plays evil guys.’ ‘He’s always the dark character.’ People love to box us in, and I wasn’t going to be boxed. I decided I was going to f— with it.”

Trial by fire in the UK: “It’s sort of the way they do it in Britain. They sh-t on you and then later on they go, ‘Oh, we love you, and we always loved you, and we always knew we were going to love you, and we’re so glad you’ve come.’ ”

He “fiercely guards his private life”: In fact, his affable demeanor shuts off the moment he is asked about it. This might date back to a 1997 Esquire profile that infamously suggested Spacey was gay. He later denied the characterization, and his agency at the time, William Morris, vehemently discouraged its clients from cooperating with the publication. “Let’s let people live their lives and do it the way they want to do it,” he says now. “All the chips will fall in the end, and we’ll all be judged by a much higher power than Entertainment Weekly can.”

He loves keeping letters from famous people: He keeps hand-written notes from people like Woody Allen (Spacey pitched himself for a part in one of Allen’s upcoming films and included a Netflix subscription for the director to check out his work) and Katharine Hepburn, with whom he corresponded. “I used to write her very lengthy letters about what was happening in my career,” he says, “and she’d write me back: ‘Dear Kevin, good for you. Loved your thoughts about my book. Kate.’ ”

He’s still searching for good roles: “You’d be shocked,” he adds of the unglamorous parts that routinely come his way. “There are a lot of people out there who offer roles to actors because they’ll elevate their movie to a place the movie would never reach. They offer them a sh-tload of money for a crap part, but it doesn’t make the movie any better. And I’m not interested in elevating someone’s crap movie.”

[From The Hollywood Reporter]

“I’m not interested in elevating someone’s crap movie.” Yeah, but… he’s in Horrible Bosses and Horrible Bosses 2. THR suggests that he got $1 million or more for what amounted to a week of work on the sequel as well. I mean, there’s nothing wrong with that – a lot of Oscar-winners finance their passion projects by dropping in to big commercial films for a week or two and picking up a nice paycheck. But it does seem antithetical to claim that he’s not interested in that kind of work while simultaneously doing that kind of work.

There’s also a lengthy section about Spacey being Andy Murray’s #1 Fan-boy, to the point where Spacey literally follows Murray around to international matches to watch him play. When asked why he’s such a fan of Murray, Spacey explains that he likes Murray’s athleticism and “I’m a Brit.” As in, he’s an honorary Brit now.

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  1. GiGi says:

    Dear god – that rug! It’s nearly Travolta level.

    • Kiddo says:

      You’re right. Didn’t see it until you mentioned it and now I can’t see anything else.

      • LadySlippers says:

        Me too! Lol

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        Yeah, thanks, GiGi

      • GiGi says:

        Sorry, all!

        I have a hard time with those things – they seem so ridiculous to me. He’s not leading man material – who cares if he’s bald or not? I always think it’s something men think matters, but really just doesn’t to anyone else. I’d rather see him bald than with his little wiglets.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        Oh my god…I’ve never noticed it either UNTIL NOW.

        It’s hypnotic…

      • Tracy says:

        Same here. Not nice, GiGi. Now that is all I am going to see when I look at him. ;-)

      • Hiddles forever says:

        Omg I cannot unsee it now… Lol

      • Rascalito says:

        I remember watching House of Cards, and I couldn’t stop looking at the cheap outline of his wig, it was so distracting. It was almost not even touching his skin around the sides at times lol. So I agree, go bald because there’s nothing wrong with that, or invest in some Beyonce level wigs! ;)

    • GiGi says:

      OMG. I was just coming back to say how I really do think he’s a talented actor and that I loved him in that Tom Ford movie with Julianne Moore… except that wasn’t Kevin Spacey – it was Colin Firth! LOL!

    • LadySlippers says:

      Florc and bluhare,

      Are rugs covered in a wiglet watch???

      And everyone,

      I just realised the only men I know that wear rugs in real life are…gay. Lol
      Same or different for you?

      • LAK says:

        Rugs are covered in wiglet watch.

        It’s hilarious to spot the wiglets.

        Though we might have to christen the above a ruglet?! Maybe?!

        Is he aware what’s on his head? I have pink wiglets that would look more subtle.

      • LadySlippers says:

        LAK,

        Ruglet works because you can kinda see his real hair underneath…

        I’m guessing you have one of those ‘subtle’ neon and/or hot pink wiglets? And against your dark hair? Yes, that probably would look way more natural than whatever that, that, that *waves hands* thing on his head.

        (I didn’t want to insult a ferret here)

    • 'p'enny says:

      Good grief, with today’s technology do people buy such awful wigs? anyway, rather men just go natural. blokes lose their hair, we can cope with it, Mark Strong is just divine. Let it go.

      • Alright then says:

        Hmmmm. I love bald guys.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        My sweet, beautiful husband is balding, and I feel so bad for him. Not because it makes him less handsome, because it doesn’t, and not because I find him less adorable. I don’t. But once you started noticing, you would be shocked by the number of bad messages a balding man gets every single day of his life. On sitcoms, if a man is supposed to be an unattractive loser, he’s bald. If a woman has a blind date, she’ll describe her worst case scenario as short, fat and bald. Commercials act like balding is the worst thing that can happen. Etc.
        so I love you two for loving bald guys. I do, too.

      • Intro Outro says:

        @GoodNamesAllTaken

        *shakes hands* My husband started balding at a pretty young age. That’s all about genetics. Just as I already have a lot of grey hairs although my friends of the same age barely have any. Oh well.

        I love bald guys, I always ask hubby to just shave it all off and be done with it especially since he’s got a beautiful skull :D He’s not ready yet I guess, so he just cuts his hair very-very short. Love him no matter what.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        My sister!

      • Intro Outro says:

        ^__^ <3

      • 'p'enny says:

        Look at Jude law, he is losing his hair at the temples, big style, and he is going to have that cute tintin curl at the front. But, he’s cut it all back and said , ‘tough’ he got a lot of flack for it in the Daily Mail when he cut it right back for Henry V, they called him Phil Collins etc…. but to me he is still a corker of a looker. Those blue eyes and cheeky smile, he can have a no1 or do a Strong and he will still have it. For me anyway. [yes, have a thing for Jude Law]

        Not stopping him from getting roles.

        I noticed Chris Evans Mr Cap America has a growing bald spot when he bent down during a fan-video on youtube the other night.

        it comes to all blokes eventually.

      • Jane says:

        I don’t mind bald at all. Some women look great with buzz cuts. Whatever works. I remember I joke I heard years ago. Bald man is being teased about his baldness by a guy with a full head of hair. Bald man says “A man is born with only so many hormones. I you want use your growing hair, that’s your problem.”

      • Lou says:

        My man is 30 and thinning a lot on top, he so conscious about his balding patch because of our upcoming wedding. I just tell him that he’s 6’2, most people can’t even see his bald patch unless he leans forward anyway!

        But it sucks how it’s treated like this huge failing. It’s just genetics. It happens. It’s totally fine, and it doesn’t make a guy any less cute!!

    • SamiHami says:

      Mmm…I don’t think it’s quite Travolta level yet; more Shatner-esque, IMHO.

    • Arock says:

      That’s. Amazing. It’s just so life-like.
      *this article brought to you by THR staring Kevin spaceys wig and fingers*

    • Snazzy says:

      OMG Gigi! Now I can’t unsee it!!

    • frisbeejada says:

      He needs to find that thing an apartment of it’s own and get it a driving license – it’s so very out there….

    • starrywonder says:

      I would still bang the wiglet off his head though…..seriously I don’t know why but Kevin Spacey makes me feel downright raunchy.

    • GeeMoney says:

      LMFAO

    • QQ says:

      is like doll hair!

    • I Choose Me says:

      Yes. It’s very ‘there’ isn’t it.

      Great actor and yet something about him has always turned me off.

    • why not says:

      Michael K. called it a “mirkin” on D-Listed. I had to look that one up. Laughed my ass off but a small part of me wishes I could un-know it now. I think I could make it through life without knowing something like that even exists – ha ha!

  2. ds says:

    Looove the cover photo, the way it’s shot. Super!

    • Eleonor says:

      me too!

    • Rice says:

      Oh yeah!

      Also, he’s Keyser Soze and he beheaded the Goop!! He can do whatever he wants and I’m in.

      • Dinah says:

        Yes!!!! I love me some Kevin Spacey! Yum!! ( But the Woody name-drop is one hell of a bummer)

      • RJ says:

        I forgot about the movie Seven! Yes, definite bonus points for cutting the head off the evil monster (I think that’s the movie set she & Pitt hooked up on-I remember having a bootleg copy of Playgirl that showed her naked, kissing him on a hotel patio)

  3. WTF is it with Woody Allen being name dropped all over the place? Is this their way of showing support? Gross.

    And yeah–Kaiser, as soon as I read the title, I’m like ‘DUDE, you were in Horrible Bosses’….which I’m convinced was saved by Spacey and Colin Farrell, because the script was a piece of shit. Like one of Kevin Spacey’s lines was this–’You can’t get ahead without putting some bandaids on your nipples’…what the f-ck does that even mean? It’s not even funny, it’s just confusing.

    And I’m not sure how well Horrible Bosses 2 might do–when we had that Jennifer Aniston post about her part–how she had a threesome with Jason Bateman, when he went into her office for a sex addiction meeting–this is what I said from the post….

    ****Just from that little exerpt, the script sounds like a hot mess. And it doesn’t make sense to me. If Jason Bateman’s character knew how freaking crazy Jennifer’s character was (through his best friend Dale), why would he go to her office for a meeting? And for a sex addiction meeting at that. When did his character become a sex addict?

    Also–Dale has blackmail material on Jennifer’s character (he had Jamie Foxx’s character record her feeling up a patient), so why would she even be trying to seduce him? And why would he fall for it AFTER he’s married to whatever his wife’s name is? He made it clear that he was disgusted with her in the first movie.

    This has already got me CONFUSED. I don’t know how they’d get over those ‘minor’ things****
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    The movie seems like it’ll be a hot mess, and I don’t get why Spacey is saying he’s not above elevating crap. By doing Horrible Bosses 1&2, he IS elevating someone else’s crap.

    • jinni says:

      I’m trying to figure out why everyone keeps bringing up his name too. Just stop. It’s like by them speaking about him in glowing fashion they are subtly trying to show their support and put out the feeling to their fans that if they, someone their fans love, still like Allen than he can’t really be so bad. Ugh.

      • Miss Jupitero says:

        This is media spin at its most manipulative. They are trying to support Woody Allen and promote his image as a Great Auteur without getting themselves dirty by addressing The Situation.

        They are banking on the idea that ultimately people will value their entertainment over giving a damn about someone who was raped as a child. I anticipate that we will be hearing all kinds of warm fuzzy gush about Allen this year.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        I think you’re both right and it makes me feel so hopeless.

      • frisbeejada says:

        I think you are both right and it makes me feel sick…

      • Miss Jupitero says:

        It’s slimy and sounds like exactly the kind of thing a high-priced PR spin artist would come up with.

        “Change the conversation” is what they call this strategy. They already know how thoroughly that petition for Polanski turned out, and they don’t want to repeat that (it was egg in everyone’s face, and I suspect many of the signers felt it hurt their PR in the long run). It’s simple: Talk about positive things, use warm and factual anecdotes, refuse to engage with The Situation (as they are calling it), and push the conversation in the direction you want. If it doesn’t work, at least you are avoiding any possible soundbyte that might make you sound like you are defending a child molester (even if you are doing exactly that).

        It’s very, very manipulative, and unfortunately in this case, it is also very, very effective. The way to counter it is to fight fire with fire. Don’t let the issue die, keep the dialog going about the insidiousness of childhood sex abuse and what happens when people identify with the abuser.

    • Hiddles forever says:

      Yeah it baffles me how actors can support Allen….

      Well as a moviegoer, whatever they say or whoever will be in Allen’s movies, I won’t go to see one.
      I think, as an audience, we can keep the issue alive and we can also make Allen’s movies bomb. Concerning the actors, let them support a child molester if they like.

    • Size Does Matter says:

      Setting everything else aside, that is actually decent advice about putting band aids on your nipples (if for some reason a bra isn’t enough to contain them). I haven’t seen horrible bosses, but I hope his character said it to Jennifer Aniston’s character. The irony…

  4. Ali J says:

    Smart man. Do crap movies for the money. Honesty is the best. Why pretend to make a bad movie better?

  5. Mindy says:

    Ummm…. How many projects has he done that were not produced by one of his companies in the last few years that weren’t glorified cameos? NOT MANY.

    The mans sell by date has passed – if Scorsese, Spielberg and the like wanted to work with him, they would have done so by now. He’s saying all this Like he doesn’t care about Hollywood, yet HOW HARD did he brown nose during award season? Anyone else notice his ‘try too hard to be noticed’ attitude at the OSCARS this year? He stepped on and over Fassbenders mom so much at the show, I was shocked that Fassy didn’t slap that horrible head ferret of a wig off Kevin’s head. The man deserved to be punched for being so fucking rude.

    Shut up, Spacey. You’re just upset because that elusive Emmy you want so badly isn’t coming your way THIS YEAR either.

    • jinni says:

      LOL @ “head ferret”.

    • Yeah, I’ve been hearing that he’s an asshole…which breaks my heart, because I had a massive crush on him a few years ago…after I saw American Beauty.

      • lylaooo says:

        me too!! and i still have a crush on him!!

      • mayamae says:

        Just caught American Beauty again the other night. His transformation from slimy jerk to loveable scamp still amazes me.

        I don’t know if the “Diva” reputation is shade being thrown for his supposed sexuality, or if he’s truly difficult. I’m reserving judgment until I hear specific examples. (Of course I’m not referring to posters here)

      • Emily C. says:

        I hated that movie a lot and I hated his character in it most of all. Oh we must all pity the poor suburban dad who does not get everything he wants whenever he wants it, and who would be perfectly happy to screw his teenage daughter’s friend if she weren’t a virgin. It’s a movie I wish I had never seen, it grossed me out so much.

    • Beatrice says:

      Love the “head ferret” jab. My new favorite term for rugs!

      • Mindy says:

        PLEASE spread the love. I coined the term a while back. Ferrets can twist and twirl themselves into a bun, and can fit better on top of a bald head. and anyway… I think ‘head ferret’ sounds funnier than wiglet, ruglet or rat.

        Personally, i think Melvin (Kevin’s personal head ferret) has twisted itself too tight on his head – because of the lack of blood flow to the brain, Kevin has been spouting shitloads of verbal diarrhea lately.

    • Jem says:

      He was the best thing in LA Confidential… Now he’s just a displaced diva with a ferret on his bald gay head. I’m SO over him.

  6. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    I love House of Cards. Other than that, he sounds sort of ungracious and cranky.

    • MrsB says:

      I just discovered House of Cards last week, and wow. Let’s just say I didn’t do anything productive over the weekend except to watch the entire first season. Maybe this weekend I can finish up season 2. ;)

    • Arock says:

      Robin wright is amazing in that show but he sounds like a gay col. Sanders. At least it’s well written.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        Ha! Yeah, as a Southerner I do roll my eyes at his in and out accent, but other than that I love the show.

    • betteboo says:

      House of Cards is killer! I saw the original UK version and the addition of Robin Wright playing his wife has opened up an entirely new dimension to an already gripping series. Binge watching last 2 eps of season 2 today

      Oh, and his wiglet/ruglet is obvious and terrible.

    • Diana says:

      I love “House of Cards” as well but other than that I don’t care much for him. The thing is as a tennis fan I see him ALL THE TIME. He is such a Andy Murray fangirl. He awaits for him in the tunnel, does interviews and what not :S

  7. Hubbahun says:

    Someone’s ego is waaaaaaaaaaaaaay out of control. You realise you’re an actor, right, Kev? You’ve not cured cancer or anything. Get a grip. (And no, you’re not a Brit just because you say you are).

    • Santolina says:

      Well said! LOL He sounds arrogant and even angry in those quotes. What’s with all the f-bombs? It’s as if he wants to stick it to the Brits while claiming membership in their exclusive “club.” At the same time, he’s saying, “I’m in this Hollywood cesspool but I’m really above it.” Dude, try being authentic. Come out of the closet, take that carpet off your head and then maybe we’ll talk.

    • Claire says:

      You can always tell when someone isn’t really a Brit… when they use the term “Brit”.

  8. neelyo says:

    Ugh. He’s always so sour. I recall Richard E. Grant’s memoirs where he talks about working with a pre-fame Spacey who was incredibly jealous of everyone else and sulked about his own lack of stardom.

    And that rug isn’t the only thing he has in common with Travolta. Just another closet case.

  9. Sixer says:

    I like Kevin. He’s an obnoxious git but doesn’t pretend otherwise.

    And he’s right about the pearl-clutching at the thought of allowing a dreadful Yank to run the Old Vic. Then he did a good job and now the very same people claim him as an adopted national treasure.

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      I’ll always like him for visiting the Boston bombing victims in their hospital beds.
      He’s a class act in my mind and a great actor too.

      Oh, and for this amazing photo bomb in The Common:
      http://cdn01.dailycaller.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Kevin-Spacey-e1367419745212.jpg

      • eliza says:

        Lol@ that photobomb.

      • Madi says:

        The guy he is running with is his boyfriend. He has been with him for the past couple of years and they are pretty close now so much so he attended the award shows with him this year as his plus one. Spacey is not gay, he is bi and has had numerous flings with married women, one in particular was a producer

      • Feebee says:

        @Madi if he’s bi then that (HOUSE OF CARDS SPOILER Look away now) explains THAT scene. My jaw hit the floor.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        I think he is a great actor, I loved what he did for Boston too. Even though I tend to love the wit of his bitchy snark, I don’t feel like i necessarily need to think he would be my best friend in order to enjoy his talent as an actor. He is supremely talented, IMO.

    • Hannah says:

      He is exaggerating so much. He got a little bit of grief because his initial seasons wasn’t that great like any artistic director then it settled because it got better , to be honest London is provincial in the sense that the city loves American movie stars coming Over.The media and everyone falls over themselves if there is a movie star in the theatre. Spacey was already a bit of a darling because he had done a couple of productions as an actor to very good reviews here in London.

    • Kristen says:

      @Sixer – Agreed. I have no problem with arrogance, provided it is both warranted AND admitted. Kevin Spacey meets that criteria, so it doesn’t bother me a bit.

      @Mindy (waaaaaaaay up thread) “Head ferret” is my new favorite phrase! :-D

  10. Turtlebaby says:

    Kevin Spacey is and has always been an overrated, one note egomaniac.

    This article only supports my perception of him.

  11. eliza says:

    I actually thought Horrible Bosses was funny.House of Cards is awesome. Can’t get enough of that show.

    Lord, another Woody Allen ass kisser.

    I have loved Spacey since I was in high school and watched him in Wiseguy. I just can’t with everyone praising Allen and begging him to be in his movies.

    • V4Real says:

      I loved Horible Bosses; that’s all I have to say.

      • eliza says:

        *high 5*

      • I thought HB had its moments—Kevin was really good, Colin Farrell’s lines were actually really funny–’I give a f-ck some local tribesman gets cancer, cry me a f-cking river’…but other than that, the script was really juvenile. Like a couple of fourteen year olds wrote it–and were allowed to use as many curse words, and vulgar appropriations for female body parts as much as they wanted.

    • Feebee says:

      I feel exactly the same with everything you said.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      I dont’ think Horrible Bosses should be used against him. I think people need to look at it from the perspective of an actor…those roles would have been so much FUN to play, even if not everyone enjoyed watching them.

  12. Al says:

    Maybe he likes Horrible Bosses and the sequel (dear GOD there’s a sequel???).

  13. Eileen says:

    I remember him in “A few good men” he’s a great actor and I couldn’t care less about a wig, his sexuality,etc. For some reason I have a soft spot for certain actors/actresses

  14. mia girl says:

    Um, I don’t think Horrible Bosses is a crap movie. I actually thought it was pretty funny. Not cinematic masterpiece funny, but not crap either.

    The scenes between Jason Bateman and Spacey were good

  15. the original rachel says:

    House of Cards is filmed in Baltimore. The locals don’t call it “Smalltimore” for nothing. Word gets around here and we LOVE House of Cards. Robin Wright is a delight. Kevin Spacey … not so much. Crud. Now when I tell you he is gay and hooked up with one of my friends, it looks like I mean to present his sexual orientation as a character flaw. It’s not. His treating my friend like a hooker, however, IS a bit of a character flaw. And the tantrums. I’ve heard the tantrums are epic.

    • Seriously? UGH. I am fast not liking him AT ALL. I’ve been hearing crap about him being an asswad for a while now.

      Also–I’d be more embarrassed if I was him, being that I felt like I had to pay for every piece of ass I got.

      • Emily C. says:

        He probably likes paying for it. It’s the power thing; there are guys who simply cannot deal with having sex with anyone they see as an equal. Pathetic, yes, but they think it makes them big men.

    • blue marie says:

      Did he try to leave money on the night stand or did he approach it as a hooker type situation? Not that it matters, I’m just being nosy.

    • jinni says:

      Thanks for the gossip.

    • HappyMom says:

      We lived in Bmore for 13 years-so we always try and pick out the locations when we’re watching House of Cards. I’m not surprised to hear he’s awful-but I do love him as an actor. I’m actually more amazed that Robin Wright is a delight-she just seems so icy on and off the camera.

      • the original rachel says:

        He approached it as a hooker-type situation: even though my friend was not a stranger to him: they worked together! And Spacey did not even do the approaching: he had his ‘people’ try to “arrange” things. My friend was shocked, and he’s not easily shocked. Yes, Robin must be a great actress because off screen she is shy and nice, according to the extras.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        So let me get this straight…he “approached it as a hooker-type situation”, had his “people” arrange it…and your friend simultaneously was offended AND YET still hooked up with him?

        If he was so offended and was being treated so poorly, why did he accept the proposal?

      • the original rachel says:

        The hanging out/hooking up was going on before the indecent proposal was made. ;) The indecent proposal brought things to a screeching halt. ;) But left my friend with a few good anecdotes at least, even if it didn’t work out romantically.

      • Bridget says:

        I always want to describe Robin Wright as guarded. She’d have to be, to have been married to Penn for all those years.

    • ReturnoftheMac says:

      Yep when he was filming Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil here in Savannah he was sleeping with the roommate of a guy I was seeing at the time. The tantrums are epic. But…he is a damn good actor.

    • huh says:

      I hear he’s into jail bait-y type hook ups.. He likes them barely legal. Gross man

    • LadySlippers says:

      So does anyone know or ever hear him hooking up or dating a woman???

      And does he have *actual* relationships or just hook-ups?

      • Madi says:

        He has dated women, he has had flings with married women in the past decade or so in London. He is currently in a relationship with a guy now for nearly 2 years and they are pretty serious. He is with him all the time

      • LadySlippers says:

        Thanks Madi!

    • bns says:

      I have heard similar things (online, so it’s not concrete) about him treating his hook-ups like shit. Thanks for sharing, honey.

    • Peppa says:

      Baltimore girl here too. I know people who worked on the crew of House of Cards who said even though Kevin could be a diva, he was professional and not an a-hole to them. Now as for the hook up story… yeah I have heard similar things. I am a hairdresser/make up artist and I go to club Hippo weekly, so I have heard rumors…

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      That’s awful about him treating people that way.

      Um, I don’t mean to be insensitive about how awful that is, but, speaking of Baltimore and the show, is that BBQ place real? Because I die for BBQ every times he eats there. I could drive to Baltimore. If it was real. #shallow

      • anon33 says:

        THAT place doesnt exist, but there are plenty of others. Big Bad Wolf’s comes to mind immediately, HarBorQue too.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        Ooh, thank you! I’ll try them next time I’m there!

    • santana says:

      I’ve read at Lainey’s that Robin Wright is a bitch too, what can you tell us about her? I love her and her fiancé Ben Foster make a hot couple!

    • A.J. says:

      I’ve seen Robin Wright around Baltimore a lot while they’re shooting. She’s stunning and kind, but rather bitchy and ice cold, like her character. When she makes eye contact she’s terrifying, I don’t know, must be those blue steely eyes almost piercing. She’s often around town with BEN Foster, whose mom is a native, and he always looks gaga over Robin, completely in love.

  16. GlimmerBunny says:

    He’s in two movies on my all time top 5 favorite movies list: Se7en and The Usual Suspects, so I naturally love him. With some actors they are just so talented that you don’t care about their personality/private life and for me he’s one of them.

    • Geekychick says:

      OMG, The Usual suspects…..that is a masterpiece. More intelligent Oceans premise long before the Ocean movies, for me. And more personal and…just better! Oh, I adore that movie.

      • LAK says:

        You do realise the OCEANS series were remakes of the OCEANS made in the 60s with the ratpack?

    • Tiffany :) says:

      I love those movies too…and American Beauty.

    • Sojourner says:

      Yeah — that’s how I am about Alec Baldwin.

  17. pixie-stix says:

    Not that I have to like him to be a fan of House of Cards, but he sounds like a right pain.

  18. Hannah says:

    He is great on house of card ( robin is even better) . But he has a really inflated sense of self. He didn’t start the old vic theatre it was stared in the 1800s and has a long and rich tradition including a spell under Laurence Olivier.A very rich mans wife with an interest in the arts bought the theatre in the early 2000s and brought movie star spacey over to be a figure head. I also doubt he was the genius behind the decision to make house of card on Netflix….

    • eliza says:

      Actually he and David Fincher are friends and Spacey is a producer of the show. He is very much a part of the show other than acting in it.

      • Hannah says:

        Well I don’t know but he definitely didn’t start the old vic theatre since he claims to have done i guess I thought it wouldn’t be beyond him to inflate is importance in house of cards either

      • LAK says:

        House of Cards was an acclaimed British show from 1990. The original had Ian Richardson playing the Spacey role.

        The new American version hasn’t changed the scripts much. And for my money, Ian Richardson was much better.

        Also, he started the Old Vic? Really? Pfft!

      • Tiffany :) says:

        House of Cards came about because Netflix saw that both Fincher and Spacey were the top “favorites” of viewers. They brought them together and said we want you two to make something together for Netflix. They decided on House of Cards. It was a collaboration between Fincher and Spacey, at the request of Netflix.

    • Bridget says:

      Where on earth does he say he started the Old Vic? The article excerpt even specifically references that he took it over.

      • Leah says:

        Quote: “People thought I was crazy 11 years ago when I moved to London and started a theatre company”

      • Bridget says:

        @Leah: that’s because they brought him on to start a new Theatre Company in ’03. There hadn’t been a company in residence at the Old Vic in years before that. So he did start a company there, though he’s not thr originator of having a theatre company at the Old Vic (which he wasn’t implying anyhow).

      • Lou says:

        He might be actualyl referring to starting a theatre company. It makes sense, because running the theatre involves bringing in new vision and direction. He might also be referring to another theatre company, not the Old Vic. He may be doing a variety of stuff in London.

        He’s not claiming to have started the Old Vic. Any dolt could see that place is more than 11 years old! :)

    • Nina W says:

      He never said he started the old Vic and he would naturally assume that everyone knows the old Vic is old. Fine you don’t like him but you’re misinterpreting his quote. No one thinks he started the old Vic and he’s not claiming it.

  19. m says:

    I wish he would stop lying about being straight. I know an ex boyfriend of his and while he might not be gay, he is or was obviously bisexual. He doesn’t need to tell everyone he’s gay but I wish he would just not comment on it rather than flat out deny it and thank his fake girlfriend/publicist in his speeches.
    Anyway, he’s a great actor but ever since I watched American Beauty, he’s given me the creeps ;)

    • He hasn’t though. When they asked him if he was gay, in Rolling Stone, he said he’s not going to tell you what he isn’t, or what he is. But he is bisexual–and leans more on dudes. I’ve heard that he had a girlfriend with him at the Oscars, and I’ve been hearing rumors of him trying to pick up cute young things for the past five years. I think he got mugged in London, in some particular area–he tried to say he was out walking his dog…NOPE. He was out trolling for some strange in a shitty neighborhood.

      • Peppa says:

        I think he is very cagey about it. You would be surprised though, my husband loves him as an actor, and knows nothing about the gay and bi rumors. Neither did most of my neighbors when we were talking about the filming of House of Cards in our area. I had mentioned a hook up rumor I heard (with a young guy) and my neighbors were pretty shocked.

      • 'p'enny says:

        I remember that scandal , silly boy! with all that money and influence still need to get your kicks in a park toilet.

    • Nina W says:

      Who cares, it’s no one’s business but his and if he doesn’t want to say, so be it.

  20. Ladyray says:

    He sounds like an ass.

  21. LAK says:

    He is guarded because there is a lot to guard.

    Not in a hidden depth sort of way, but in an eeeewww sort of way.

    Also, Kevin, get over yourself.

    • He seems, to me, to be a lot worse than the George Clooney and the Leonardo Dicaprio’s of the world. At least they can approach their pieces. And I don’t get why he would want to go through partner’s like that. He’s not like Clooney–hiring his pieces, or like Leo–a serial monogamist who likes little girls who’ll go along with whatever he wants, but for the most part is their boyfriend–he seems to just do straight out, short flings. Isn’t ever seen with a boyfriend or partner. I guess whatever floats your boat–but why try to hide it that bad?

      • Molly says:

        I worked in various theatres as a stage hand for many years. And Its well known that spacey is into young boys I had a young actor barely out of drama school who told me one day he got a call from spacey to meet. Naturally the young man thought he was up for a part at the old vic turns out it was for something else. Well you get my drift. The boy was 20 at the time, this was about 6-7 years ago. This is just one of many such rumors I heard but the only one I heard first hand. His creepiness is on Francos level.

      • @Molly
        GROSS. My crush on him is officially dead. I mean, sure–hook up all you want, but to do it in that way…..in what probably seemed like (to the young actor) a professional setting i.e. job offer–I mean, does he even check to see if any of the dudes whose panties he tries to get into are gay or bisexual? It doesn’t seem so.

      • LAK says:

        VC/ Molly: Whilst we are talking ‘rumours’……..

        There is a BIG movie star who got his american star making agent as a result of answering the casting coach attentions of Kevin.

        He is considered quite the stud, but I can’t get past that particular ‘rumour’ about him….

        And BTW, the movie star is straight. He just did what was necessary to get into the spotlight.

        I must admit that the only thing I found truly surprising is that the casting coach worked for him.

      • LAK, don’t leave us hanging!!!! WHO??????????

        I know it’s not Tom Cruise ;) (has Tom ever been considered to be a stud?)
        At least give us initials and a movie title….my stud list has actors 30 and over….

      • Hiddles forever says:

        Lak

        Who!?

      • mayamae says:

        Yikes VC and Molly, please don’t say DiCaprio goes after “little girls”, and Spacey “young boys”, when you really mean young adults. It makes them sound like pedophiles.

      • Kelly says:

        GROSS all around.

        Not the fact that he’s decades older, I mean they are in their early twenties as far as I gathered, it’s not pedophilia per se, but the fact that he abuses his position in power to essentially force them into sex in order for them to get a job.

        GROSS.

        I mean ok, I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt because this is the internet and it’s just smut gossip at this point.

        I can’t believe James Franco is starting to look better than him! But wait, Franco’s still young, who knows what he’ll be up to when he’s Spacey’s age. He’s got his ego now already.

      • Bridget says:

        @VC: Um, DiCaprio as a serial monogamist? Considering that he’s famous for hanging with the yacht girls in Cannes and partying sans-girlfriends, I wouldn’t call him anything close to monogamous. More like he views women as intechangeable so he’s always got an official girlffriend because all he’s gotta do is pick one out of the VS catalogue.

      • LAK says:

        VC/Hiddles forever: i’ll give you a general hints.

        1. British/Irish MALE movie stars who became movie stars in the 00s.

        2. They don’t have a detailed struggling to become a movie star back story.

        3. And they became a movie star very, very rapidly, seemingly out of no where.

  22. poppy says:

    diva prima donna. :roll:

    is someone keeping an allen apologist list?

    • Peppa says:

      Unfortunately, it would be almost all of Hollywood.

      • LadySlippers says:

        I don’t think all of Hollywood.

        But way too many. :-(

        I think keeping a list sounds great. Shall we start?

        Kevin Spacey
        Vanessa P (yesterday’s post)
        Cate Blanchett

        Gosh, now I’m drawing a blank. Help!

      • What’s worse is that he brought it up–Cate Blanchett couldn’t escape the questions. I’m sure he could’ve thought of some other old, famous dude who wrote him a letter or whatever. But he chose to bring up Allen’s name.

      • Hiddles forever says:

        @Ladyslippers

        You forgot Scarlett Johansson.

        I am up for a list of child molesters apologists in Hollywood!

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        Scarlett Johansen

  23. Vee says:

    Thank you for this apt quote Kevin Spacey. I’m sorry I’ve never seen your show.

    “Let’s let people live their lives and do it the way they want to do it,” he says now. “All the chips will fall in the end, and we’ll all be judged by a much higher power than Entertainment Weekly can.”

    Exactly.

  24. DrFunkenstein says:

    Elevate? I choked on my coffee. Guess Kevin missed the memo on his box office performances of late. Can’t see that name coaxing folks into a theater.

  25. chi says:

    And actresses could get away with an interview like this with the chance … OF A SNOWBALL IN HELL.

  26. Dawn says:

    So I like Kevin…I do. I think he is a good actor even if he was too damn old to play Bobby Darin who my mother adored and messed that movie up so bad. But yep, he is starting to sound like a crabby old queen. He needs to end that self-centered crap and just work. Okay, end of my rant!

  27. Jayna says:

    He is not only an amazing actor, he is so witty and funny. I saw him on a late night show a month ago and he was brilliant as a guest. And I agree with what many were saying after this last Oscars show. He needs to host the Oscars next year. He would be fantastic.

  28. LadyZenArcher says:

    Still my favorite actor. Yes, he’s a bit of a hypocrite yes he totally has a rug on and he can be a bit of a jackass but….meh. He’s a great talent and I enjoy an actor who works both theatre and film.

  29. a joke? says:

    Ummm, horrible bosses is totally a CRAP movie, so, unless Kevin is joking, he is a complete hypocrite. Sad, because he has talent and his hypocrisy & Woody comments take away from the good work he has done.

  30. Karen says:

    I think he’s gay, and he has denied it in the past. Not that it matters.

    What matters is this guy is clearly an asshole egomaniac. I’ve watched numerous interviews with him and I couldn’t get over how much he clearly loves himself. A lot of the time he was just downright rude.

    Also, where’s the vitriol for him about Woody Allen in the comments? Let’s at least stay consistent.

    • Jackson says:

      Agreed. He’s seems completely full of himself and, yes, downright rude.

    • Emily C. says:

      Yep, all of this. I don’t get the admiration for him. I don’t even think he’s that good an actor; competent, yes, but nothing special. And as a human being, he is sorely lacking.

  31. Jackson says:

    Eh. He’s a really good actor and he talks a good game but, yeah: Horrible Bosses. It’s fine and all, but please do step off of your high horse, ok? And maybe for a bit longer than to just collect a paycheck.

  32. santana says:

    I love House of Cards, it’s brilliantly written and perfectly performed by Spacey and Wright. When these two share the screen their chemistry is electrifying! If you think about HoC it’s an outsider on how it was produced (non pilot) how it’s aired (streaming) and the three major talents involved have always refused to play the Hollywood game (Fincher, Spacey, Wright) They’re making pop culture, Spacey and Wright are terrific actors.

  33. Meg says:

    horrible bosses isn’t a crap movie-it was very funny.

  34. Lia says:

    He sounds like an arrogant jerk. He’s so cliche, with his “… unless it’s a Martin Scorcese movie….” . I can’t imagine it would be very enjoyable to have to live with someone who is so impressed with and into himself. You don’t save lives, Kevin. You don’t educate our children, protect our citizens, put out fires, etc. You just play make-believe for a living. You make good money doing it, but it’s something that five-year-old kids around the country do in sandboxes every day, and they’re often better at it than you.

  35. Kelly says:

    Should’ve maintained his silence. Crap, now I like him less.
    He’s a brilliant actor, but his views are kinda effed up. From the Woody Allen fanboying to the pretentiousness of every utterance about how he’s too good for someone’s project or too bloody amazing to ever fail in life. Oh you, God, you, why do we even bother addressing your majesty.
    Someone please get him down from his Planet back to Earth.

  36. Melissa says:

    He didn’t have a huge role in hear no evil, see no evil. Infact, he was one of two goons chasing gene wilder, and Richard pryer around. His female counterpart had more of a defining role in that movie. So, honestly, his attitude about ‘not playing a chairman or someones brother’ is bs.

  37. Nordic Noir says:

    I’m not religious at all, but I really loved that quote about how “we’ll all be judged by a much higher power than Entertainment Weekly can.” He really is quite feisty isn’t he?

  38. Emily C. says:

    “All the chips will fall in the end, and we’ll all be judged by a much higher power than Entertainment Weekly can.”

    What. That is hugely ungrammatical. He says something wonky like this every time he does an interview, too. I do not think he is as smart as he likes to pretend he is. He definitely doesn’t have the integrity he likes to pretend he does.

  39. ShakenNotStirred says:

    I have a feeling the blogger wouldn’t have called Horrible Bosses a crap film if Aniston wasn’t in it.

  40. Lauraq says:

    “Let’s let people live their lives and do it the way they want to do it,” he says now. “All the chips will fall in the end, and we’ll all be judged by a much higher power than Entertainment Weekly can.”

    As a Christian who does believe the Bible is literal, I couldn’t say it better. We can believe things are sins, but only One will judge us in the end, and perhaps it would be better for us to worry about what WE’RE going to look like in front of Him than what others are up to.