During the film premiere of All The Money In The World in Los Angeles on Monday, Michelle Williams opened up about the Kevin Spacey scandal which caused Christopher Plummer to replace him for the film. Michelle spoke on the accusations against Spacey and how they scrambled to replace his role in the movie.
Amazingly, the movie was just weeks away from facing its release date, and they still managed to reshoot and get it all done. When speaking with the reporter from E! Online, Zuri Hall, Michelle said she was “excited” to work with Plummer because she had been a fan of him for many years.
However, what happened to Kevin was genuinely tragic. But, it was bitter-sweet for Michelle who received a Golden Globes nomination for her role in the movie. She said it was like “getting a nice hug” after crossing a finishing line rather than being kicked in the face.
Just a few days after the news of the Plummer role hit the mainstream, the actor, during an interview with Vanity Fair, said he was “sad” to hear for Kevin, but he was excited to work with Scott and Williams.
Christopher said, “Kevin is such a talented and a terrifically gifted actor,” so it’s certainly a tragic ending to his career. Plummer said he wasn’t really “replacing” Spacey in the movie, but rather they had to “start all over again.”
The 87-year-old actor said he was “saddened” by what happened to Kevin, but he now has a role and was thrilled to make the movie. Plummer stated he loved the script because it was beautiful and he’s glad Ridley came to him for the part.