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Judi Dench Defends Her 'Good Friend' Kevin Spacey, Doesn't Approve of Cutting Him Out of Movies

Judi Dench Defends Her 'Good Friend' Kevin Spacey, Doesn't Approve of Cutting Him Out of Movies

Judi Dench is speaking out about her “good friend” Kevin Spacey and she says that she does not approve of him being cut out of the movie All the Money in the World.

The 83-year-old actress spoke during a press conference at the San Sebastian Film Festival, where she received a prestigious award, on Tuesday (September 25) in San Sebastian, Spain.

“I went to do The Shipping News with Kevin Spacey, and Kevin was an inestimable comfort and never mentioned he knew I was in a bad way,” Judi said about working with Spacey after her husband died. “He cheered me up and kept me going.”

Judi was asked about what she thinks of Kevin following the many sexual misconduct allegations made against him.

“I can’t approve, in any way, of the fact that — whatever he has done — that you then start to cut him out of the films,” she said (via Variety). “Are we to do what happened when he was replaced [in All the Money in the World] with Christopher Plummer? Are we to do that throughout history? Are we to go back throughout history and anyone who has misbehaved in any way, or who has broken the law, or who has committed some kind of offense, are they always going to be cut out? Are we going to extrude them from our history? I don’t know….”

“I don’t know about the conditions of it, but nevertheless he is, and was, a most wonderful actor. I can’t imagine what he is doing now,” she said before adding, “And a good friend.”

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  • mahbelle

    I love her. Thank you Dame Judi for sticking up for Kevin Spacey. I want him back.

  • jh7058622

    I agree films that have already been filmed should not try to eradicate him from films retroactively just because someone can’t see art from those they don’t agree with on a personal level. It encroaches on a form of censorship that is dangerous to everyone. Like she said should we digitally replace Bill Cosby in the Cosby Show? Woody Allen? Where does it end?

    It’s one thing to not hire them anymore but another to try to wipe them from existence.

  • marti

    Good for her!

  • bennfbeckmaN

    Well sorry, just because he is a friend and a good actor doesn’t mean he should be forgiven. He’s a disgusting piece of shit and tried to deflect by saying he’s gay. No sympathy for him. It’s insane how people who like him or fans defend him because they like his work.

  • Ausangel01

    Where did she defend the accusations against him? Where did she say, “Oh who cares, he’s a good friend let’s pretend or ignore what might have happened?”

  • Jay Last

    It has been proven that he forced young underage boys to have sex with him – but you don’t care about that. That says even more about you than it does about him.

  • sol line

    This is what I call a social (in)justice warrior and a Snakeflake! No forgiveness. Any wrongdoing is forever unforgiven.

    “Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone”

    They are always ready to throw the first rock…

  • mahbelle

    Proven? Where? In a court of law? Did Kevin do bad things? Absolutely. Has he been charged with anything?