by Jess Cohen | Mon., Nov. 13, 2017 9:23 AM
Christopher Plummer is opening up about replacing Kevin Spacey in All the Money in the World.
Now Plummer is sharing his thoughts on taking over the role in a new interview with Vanity Fair. "I think it's very sad what happened to him," the 87-year-old actor tells the publication. "Kevin is such a talented and a terrifically gifted actor, and it's so sad. It's such a shame."
He continues, "That's all I can say, because that's it." But, Plummer says it's more like starting all over again, not just replacing Spacey in the role.
"It's really not replacing him [Spacey]—it's starting all over again. Although the situation is very sad," Plummer shares. "I'm very saddened by what happened to Kevin, but what can I do? I've got a role. I admire Ridley Scott and I'm thrilled to be making a movie for him. And so I thought, that was it. Ages ago I was in contention for [the role], way back. So I was familiar with it, and then Ridley came to me and I agreed. I wanted to work with him. He's very good. I loved the script. The script is wonderful."
All the Money in the World is still set for release on Dec. 22.