Words: Steve Brown
Taron Egerton said he wasn’t “particularly surprised” by Kevin Spacey’s sexual misconduct allegations.
The 29-year-old actor starred alongside the disgraced Oscar winner in the box-office flop Billionaire Boys Club – which reportedly only took $126 in opening-day receipts – and in the wake of the #MeToo movement, multiple male actors accused Spacey of sexual harassment.
Following the allegations, Spacey used this to reveal his sexuality, angering the LGBT community.
However, Egerton told Radio Times that he wasn’t surprised when the allegations emerged and said if he was the subject of Spacey’s advances, he wouldn’t have been “rocked to the core by it”.
He said: “If I had been the subject of his advances, I don’t think that would have been the greatest challenge to deal with.
“I don’t think I would have felt rocked to the core by it. It’s weird because he and I had stayed in touch, he had asked me to socialise.
“When it all kicked off, I don’t think I was particular surprised by it. It’s such a tricky, complicated and weird thing, it’s almost Greek [tragedy], isn’t it?
“He’s just gone now. Gone. We live in the age of the internet maelstrom and one tweet from an anonymous person can bring down a career.”