“Extra’s” Terri Seymour spoke with the cast of “All the Money in the World” about the sexual harassment allegations rocking Hollywood.
Originally, Kevin Spacey acted in the role of J. Paul Getty in the film, which is about the 1973 kidnapping of Getty’s grandson, but multiple men, including actor Anthony Rapp, came forward to accuse the Oscar winner of sexual misconduct spanning decades. Though Spacey claimed he did not recall the incident alleged by Rapp and apologized for what he said would have been "deeply inappropriate drunken behavior," he was quickly replaced by Christopher Plummer in the film, which had already been finished.
Director Ridley Scott called on Mark Wahlberg and Michelle Williams to reshoot pivotal scenes just seven weeks before the movie’s release.
Wahlberg said, “My whole world was just kind of upside-down because I was shooting another movie… I was 30 pounds lighter…I had a beard… It was definitely a crazy set of circumstances.”
Wahlberg, who plays Getty’s business manager and a former CIA operative, said that when he first heard the allegations against Spacey, he thought, “Everybody is obviously entitled to due process — but I didn't know what to think.”
Michelle Williams, who plays the abducted grandson’s mother, “was happy to support [Ridley]” and reshoot her scenes in the wake of the scandal.
She even pointed out that she didn’t need to be paid for the time back at work, commenting, “They didn't pay me that much anyway, so whatever.”
Scott revealed what his first thoughts were when the news about Spacey broke, saying, “Can I say what I really think? 'Bugger. S**t. Damn… How am I going to replace him?'” The director still has not spoken to Spacey, emphasizing, “No one called me, so I'm not going to call. He's certainly not going to call me. But I don't really care now. It's done.”
Christopher Plummer said he was not thinking about Spacey when shooting his scenes. He shared, “I put it out of my mind and went straight into the job. I didn't want any voices from the past interrupting my zeal in my taking on the role.”
Now Plummer, Scott, and Williams are all up for Golden Globe Awards for the film. Michelle revealed, “It really means a lot. In all honesty, it really means a lot.” The actress is also hoping all the sexual harassment stories in Hollywood will lead to change, elaborating, “Each day, it feels like a new piece of the structure is falling. And maybe our children will inherit a slightly different world than we grew up in.”
Will she be joining the movement to wear all black to the Globes to protest harassment? “You'll just have to tune in to find out.”
“All the Money in the World” is in theaters Christmas Day.