Actress Robin Wright thinks that her fallen "House of Cards" co-star Kevin Spacey deserves at least a second chance at a career life, even after a barrage of sexual assault and misconduct allegations have come out against the actor.
The "Wonder Woman" star was asked by the Porter Edit about a possible comeback for the disgraced albeit Oscar-winning actor.
"I don't know how to comment on that, I really don't," she said. "I believe every human being has the ability to reform … In that sense, second chances, or whatever you are going to call it – absolutely, I believe in that. It's called growth."
Wright, who said she hasn't spoken to Spacey, 59, since the scandal broke, but added that if he wanted to speak to her, he could reach out when ready.
"I feel sorry for anybody whose life is in the public arena. It's a nightmare, can you imagine? We do a job, we share [a performance] with viewers. Why does our private life have to be public? I hate that part of this industry," she added with earnest. "It's so invasive. I believe everyone's personal life should be personal. Positive, negative, neutral, whatever – I don't believe it should be anybody's business. But I'm not talking about [the #MeToo] movement – I'm talking about media. The exposure. It's an awful feeling. A stranger deciding they know who you are … I mean, it's criminal, it really is."
"13 Reasons Why" actor Anthony Rapp was first to come forward and publicly accuse Spacey of sexual misconduct, claiming that the "Usual Suspects" star tried to seduce him when they were in a Broadway production together back in 1986—Rapp was just 14 at the time.
Spacey said he did not recall the incident with Rapp, rather decided to come out as gay instead, a decision that GLAAD deemed an attempt to distract from the sexual assault accusations.
More allegations would follow, and sexual assault investigations would open in Los Angeles as well as London—one theater reportedly got 20 complaints about Spacey's conduct.
Spacey has since been written out of the final season of "House of Cards" as well as was recast in "All the Money in the World." He has reportedly sought treatment as well as maintained his innocence of all sexual allegations.
The hit Netflix show "House of Cards" was almost canceled when the sexual misconduct allegations came out, however Wright was dead set on keeping things going and not letting it further damage the lives of everyone else involved in the series.
She added that "Because of the climate at that time, the air was thick, you know. Harvey Weinstein … People were [saying], 'We have to shut everything down or otherwise it will look like we are glorifying and honoring this thing that's dirty.'
"Our show's not dirty! I believed we should finish," Wright continued. "I believed we should honor our commitment. To the people that loved the show, also, why quit? They printed that it was 'only' 600 people out of work, but if you include security, cops, shooting on location in Baltimore, everything, 2,500 people would have been out of a job. And that's not fair – to take that security away from those people."
Prior to this, Wright explained of her relationship with Spacey that she "didn't know the man," only the actor, adding, "We were co-workers really, we didn't socialize outside of work. We had a respectful, professional relationship. He was so great with me. He was never disrespectful to me. That's my personal experience. That's the only thing that I feel I have the right to talk about."