Return 'possible' for Spacey says Cranston

Return 'possible' for Spacey says Cranston
From BBC - November 13, 2017

Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston says there could be a way back for Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey following allegations of sexual assault.

He said it would "take time... and tremendous contrition on their part".

"If they were to show us that they... are truly sorry and are making amends, not defending their actions but asking for forgiveness.

"Maybe down the road there is room for that [a way back]. Maybe it's possible," the star told the BBC.

"It would be up to us to determine case by case whether or not this person deserves a second chance," he added.

Both Weinstein and Spacey have denied the accusations against them.

Cranston said that anyone found guilty of such abuses would have to acknowledge that "they have a deeply rooted psychological and emotional problem that takes years to mend" and would have to be willing to "put the work in" in order to see their career rehabilitated.

The 61-year-old, who found fame on the TV series Malcolm in the Middle and Breaking Bad, told the BBC's arts editor Will Gompertz: "Sexual predatory behaviour is not a Hollywood problem, it's a societal problem and we are seeing that everywhere.

"What's so great [is] that it's being exposed. Young men and women should not have to tolerate being mistreated. We are an enlightened society, enough already.

"I do not want my daughter to be raised in an environment where she has to monitor her behaviour and avoid [walking past] a construction site," he added.

"Let's get rid of these people and that behaviour, it does not belong in our society."


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