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Bryan Cranston Says There May Be a Way Back for Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey

Bryan Cranston says there may be room for redemption for disgraced Hollywood figures in the wake of sexual harassment scandals.

In an interview with the BBC, the “Breaking Bad” and “Godzilla” actor said that for the Harvey Weinsteins and Kevin Spaceys of the world to become accepted, “it would take time, it would take a society to forgive them and it would take tremendous contrition on their part. And a knowingness that they have a deeply rooted psychological and emotional problem and it takes years to mend that.”

“If they were to show us that they put the work in and are truly sorry and making amends and are not defending their actions but asking for forgiveness, then maybe down the road there is room for that, maybe so,” he added. “Then it would be up to us to determine, case by case, whether this person deserves a second chance.”

He added that, rather than discounting disgraced figures forever for their actions, society should “leave it open for the few that can make it through that gauntlet of trouble and who have reclaimed their life and their dignity and respect for others.”

The actor also said it’s encouraging to see sexual harassment issues finally come to the light. “It involves actors and actresses and people who are well-known, that’s why it’s getting that attention. Sexual predator behavior is not a Hollywood problem. It is a societal problem. We’re seeing that everywhere and that’s what’s so great about it, that it’s being exposed.”

Cranston previously spoke out against Spacey, saying that while the “House of Cards” star may be a “phenomenal actor…he’s not a very good person. His career now I think is over.”

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