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“I’m ready”: Kevin Spacey plots acting comeback after UK sex assault charges

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In a lengthy interview in the German publication ZEITmagazin, embattled actor Kevin Spacey details his life after he became ensnared in the #MeToo movement and how he’s aiming for a career comeback.

The interview was published as Spacey faces sex assault charges in a U.K. court on Friday, June 16, less than a year after a New York City jury cleared him in a civil trial from another accuser, actor Anthony Rapp. Rapp claimed Spacey made sexual advances on him in 1986, when Rapp was 14.

Spacey pleaded not guilty to multiple charges of sexual assault in a London court in July 2022. The charges stem from men who said the two-time Oscar winner sexually assaulted them in England almost 20 years ago.

To the publication, Spacey reportedly said of the accusations, “The moment scrutiny is applied, these things fall apart. That’s what happened in the Rapp trial, and that’s what will happen in this case.”

The interviewer noted interactions the actor had with the public while she spent time with him were overwhelmingly positive. “I draw my resilience from encounters like that,” he comments.

Spacey intimates that’s also the case in private with filmmakers and producers to this day. “It’s a time in which a lot of people are very afraid that if they support me, they will be cancelled,” he says.

“But I know that there are people right now who are ready to hire me the moment I am cleared of these charges in London. The second that happens, they’re ready to move forward.”

Spacey claims in the downtime, he’s been working on himself and his craft, recently in a voiceover role in a low-budget thriller. “Just because I was being benched for a while, I’m not going to stop working,” he says. “I don’t want to get rusty. I’m ready.”

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