Christopher Plummer, the star cast to replace Kevin Spacey in Ridley Scott's All The Money In The World, has revealed that the actor still appears in a brief scene in the finished film, despite all of his work being re-shot.
Director Ridley Scott chose to cut Spacey from the film and re-shoot all of his scenes with a new actor, calling co-stars Michelle Williams and Mark Wahlberg back in to re-do their scenes with Plummer.
Speaking about the process, Plummer revealed that Spacey still appears in one shot from the film.
"All my scenes were redone, Michelle Williams and Mark Wahlberg (his co-stars) came back to do the whole thing over again, they changed their performances," Plummer told BBC Radio 4.
"Nothing of Kevin really remains; I think there was one shot from his back that had to be used for a seamless move by the camera."
88-year-old Plummer added that he didn't hesitate to take on the role, but that he chose not to look at any of Spacey's completed scenes so he wouldn't be influenced by another actor's take on the character.
"This happens a lot in the theatre, it doesn't happen so much in movies. My life in the theatre, I've had two or three instances where I've replaced somebody or somebody has replaced me, it's a matter of course in the theatre. In the movies it's another thing altogether, it's quite rare," he said.
"I didn't follow in his footsteps at all, I didn't want to see his performance, as I wouldn't want to see any other actor I would replace, because you don't want to be influenced by anything he did. It's your take and I did it absolutely as it had been written."
All The Money In The World is in cinemas now.
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