He seems to be channeling his "House of Cards" character to address sexual assault charges.
Actor Kevin Spacey blurred the lines of reality and fantasy in a bizarre YouTube video he uploaded over the holiday. The star faces felony sexual assault against a Massachusetts news anchor’s teenage son, reports Variety.
In the video titled "Let Me Be Frank," 59-year-old Spacey appropriates his character Frank Underwood from Netflix's now-canceled "House of Cards." His "monologue" takes place in a kitchen setting where the actor drinks from a coffee cup and carves a turkey.
One of the more disturbing aspects of the video is who exactly Spacey is referencing when he says:
"You wouldn’t believe the worst without evidence would you? You wouldn’t rush to judgments without facts, would you? Would you? Did you? No, not you. You’re smarter than that. Anyway, all this presumption made for such an unsatisfying ending, and to think it could have been such a memorable sendoff."
Spacey came out via Twitter in 2017 after actor Anthony Rapp accused the actor of sexual misconduct, an incident that happened in 1986. Since then others have come forward to claim that they are also victims.
But Spacey seems to be doing okay despite the headlines. He continues in the video:
“Of course, they’re going to say I’m being disrespectful—not playing by the rules, like I ever played by anyone’s rules before,” Spacey explains. “I never did, and you loved it. [And] despite all the poppycock—the animosity, the headlines, the impeachment without a trial—despite everything, even my own death, I feel surprisingly good. And my confidence grows each day that soon enough, you will know the full truth.”
Whatever his intentions, the upload is creeping people out. One person in the comments under the video may have expressed what everyone is thinking.
"2018 has been weird as hell."