Jon Bernthal says Kevin Spacey was a 'bully' on set of 'Baby Driver,' 'I lost all respect for him'

Jon Bernthal says Kevin Spacey was a 'bully' on set of 'Baby Driver,' 'I lost all respect for him'

(image via Jim Norton and Sam Roberts)

Jon Bernthal doesn't mince words when it comes to bullies.

After revelations of misconduct from acclaimed actor Kevin Spacey, Bernthal shared his own story of witnessing some of that behavior on the set of Edgar Wright's 2017 film "Baby Driver."

"Look, I remember being on that set and I remember him really rubbing me the wrong way," Bernthal told Jim Norton and Sam Roberts. "It's funny. People I was working with at the time and people in my life remember me saying it. A lot of people reached out to me when that happened." 

Bernthal explained that Spacey had been hugely influential on his early development, even bringing up an occasion when he gave Spacey a standing ovation in London after a performance of  "The Iceman Cometh."

"He was one of my favorite actors," Bernthal continued. "Going onto that set and working with him. I wasn't there that much and I wasn't really in a situation to judge but when I was there he really rubbed me the wrong way. I thought he was a bit of a bully. I didn't care for the way he was behaving towards some of the people on set."

Asked to specify if that behavior was "sexual" or "aggressive," Bernthal says it was both.

"I think a combination. I think he was acting towards people in a way that I remember at the time thinking, 'Man, if that was a woman he was talking to I would have done something, I would have said something.' I was really happy to sort of get out of there for that reason. I just remember losing a ton of respect for him. 

"Nowhere have I seen anything like some of the allegations that have come up against him. I think it would be weak of me to pile-on about some shit that I don't know about, but the kind of man he was when I was working with him made me lose all respect for him and I was enormously disappointed." 


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