When most of us heard how Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey are two of Hollywood’s biggest turds with their predatory behavior, most of us were happy with the idea of shipping them off to a jackass colony to never be seen or heard of again and – most importantly – give Robin Wright the fictional throne of America she has always deserved! But not everyone thinks it should be over. Enter Bryan Cranston.
Before you start conjuring up images of Bryan in a Tammy Faye Bakker wig-and-makeup number preaching to the congregation about redemption, he did stress about how it’s actually great everyone has their pitchforks out. Bryan told the BBC that it’s not just a Hollywood problem – everywhere is filled with nasty old and young men with no sense of boundaries. He also said it might be a good thing that it’s making us think back on our own actions and how it might not be okay to make innuendos about your bartenders meat-and-two-vegetables when you’re at the boy bar for $1 margarita night.
Seeing that Bryan thinks it’s a societal problem, the interviewer asks him if that means there is a way for Harvey and Kevin to come crawling back to La La Land. He didn’t exactly say no…but it won’t be anytime soon:
“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.”
Before all the potted plants of the world start worrying about Harvey coming back to jerk off into them yet again, Bryan adds that it’s going to take a lot of work to be forgiven and even then it would be kinda slim odds of a total comeback:
“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 … Then it would be up to us to determine, case by case, whether this person deserves a second chance.”
Considering I don’t think either of these men plan on living out their lives as a high-pitched Eunuch, I don’t really see how else they can put in the work to hop aboard the forgiveness train. Too many of us are happy living out our days never seeing Frank Underwood talk to us again in that bad Southern accent!