If you were anywhere near social media on Christmas Eve, you maybe saw how Kevin Spacey responded to the news that he’d been charged with sexually assaulting a teenager. By recording a video in character as his killed-off House Of Cards character, Frank Underwood.
It was a weird move, for sure – but it’s not the first time he’s used his art to channel his ill-advised urges.
During the 12 years he was artistic director at the Old Vic, Kevin Spacey kept on suggesting they stage the same plays season after season, only to have them vetoed every single time.
The reason he kept picking them? The same reason the rest of the creative team kept refusing them. They were always plays about older men striking up May-December romances with younger, impressionable boys.