Well, I suppose they understood each other…
Academy Award-winning actor Kevin Spacey, who has come under fire this week for allegations that he made unwanted sexual advances on a minor, spoke with Charlie Rose in 2015 about his close friendship with former President Bill Clinton and his work for the Democratic Party.
Rose asked Spacey about his “bromance” with the 42nd president. Spacey, who has previously described his relationship with Clinton as a close friendship, explained why he thinks they are good friends.
“Well, we’ve known each other a long time. We’ve had a lot of different experiences over the years,” Spacey said. “Both in his first and second terms, I did a great number of things for him either at the White House or for the Democratic Party, hosted a lot of events, did a lot of things privately, did a lot of things on the campaign.”
Spacey said that he never doubted Clinton and was always there for him.
“And I suppose that perhaps I never waited to see which way the wind would blow in respect to him. I was always there,” Spacey said. “And I was true friend. And never doubted him. Never stopped believing in him. Thought he was an extraordinary man.”
“Took him as he was?” Rose interjected.
“Took him as he was,” Spacey said. “And I think that may be part of the reason why we became close.”