Sir Ridley Scott thinks he should have chosen Christopher Plummer over Kevin Spacey for 'All the Money in the World' in the first place.

Sir Ridley Scott

Sir Ridley Scott

The 80-year-old filmmaker decided to recast the lead role in the movie after Spacey was accused of making sexual advances towards actor Anthony Rapp when he was just 14-years-old and he has now said that he should have gone with Plummer to begin with.

He said: "We only went with Kevin because Kevin was younger, the part was challenging and Christopher was 87. I erred on the side of youth, which I shouldn't have."

Speaking about reshoots, he added: "For me it was just organisation, bang bang bang bang bang. If I was going to feel anxious about anything it would have been about my new Mr Getty because it's a lot of words, 22 scenes. He had to get it down ... Plummer's got this enormous charm whether he's doing King Lear or The Sound of Music. This guy's a real colouring book, he can do anything. I'd say, 'Action'. Bang, away we go. Because I'm [simultaneously] doing close-up and wide-shot, I'm capturing everything. The most important thing of all is the actor. To do less takes is better, because an actor wears out. It's a bit like being a standup comedian. You tell a joke once, it's funny ... the third time, it's starting to wear a bit thin."

Meanwhile, Scott thinks it is a "pity" that Spacey did what he allegedly did as he is a "very good actor".

He told The Guardian newspaper: "I knew he liked the chaps, you know. But it's not my business. I never witnessed anything untoward. He's a very good actor. It's a pity ... I can separate the creative talent from whoever the man is. I just hope a lot of this isn't going OTT. I know that's a very unpopular thing to say, but there it is. It's certainly going to affect dating."

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