Jon Bernthal (The Punisher) was interviewed by Jim Norton and Sam Roberts of SiriusXM recently. Since Bernthal was one of the actors that shared screentime with vile garbage bag full of mayonnaise Kevin Spacey in Baby Driver, he had some insights to share. Basically, the knowledge that Spacey is a dick wagon is accurate and exactly what Bernthal experienced from him on set.
“Going onto that set and working with him, I wasn’t there much, and I wasn’t really in a situation to judge, but when I was there, he really rubbed me the wrong way,” said Bernthal. “I thought he was a bit of a bully. I didn’t really care for the way he was behaving toward the other people on set.” - Decider
Okay, so what does that mean?
“He was acting toward people, in a way that I remember at the time thinking, ‘Man, if that were a woman he was talking to, I would’ve done something, I would’ve said something,’”
That’s not a great pull quote, Jon. Why didn’t you do or say something regardless of the sexual identity of the person Spacey was bullying? Why does that matter if this actor made you and others uncomfortable on a shared film set? SAY SOMETHING.
I can understand Bernthal wanting to watch his ass while filming Baby Driver. At that time, I’m sure he still had the starry-eyed wonder of Spacey as The Actor he talks about in the full interview. Bernthal watched Spacey perform The Iceman Cometh from the front row and was in awe of the actor. Perhaps he was in awe again to be on a set with someone he had admired so greatly. But then, when someone acts like a dillhole and makes a workplace hell for multiple people, shake the stardust from your eyes and say something.
Actually, why didn’t director Edgar Wright say something?
You can watch Bernthal’s full interview below.
The header photo is my favorite part of Baby Driver, as I hated that movie so very, very much.