Academy Award-winner Kevin Spacey has dropped another oddly unsettling video on his YouTube channel.
Tending to a raging fire, Spacey appears to still be inhabiting his ‘Frank Underwood’ character from the Netflix series House of Cards as he addresses the viewer saying, “You didn’t really think I was going to miss the opportunity to wish you a Merry Christmas, did you?”
Noting that he’s happy to “have my health back,” the 60-year-old shares that he’s “made some changes in his life” and he’d like the viewer to join him.
“As we walk into 2020, I want to cast my vote for more good in this world,” says Spacey. “Ah yes, I know what you’re thinking – could he be serious?”
“I’m dead serious,” he continues.
“The next time someone does something you don’t like, you can go on the attack – but you can also hold your fire, and do the unexpected,” advises Spacey. “You can (long dramatic pause)…kill them with kindness.”
Cue the creepy, dramatic music as the actor pauses before turning back to his fireplace.
You’ll recall Spacey last shared a similarly odd video during the 2018 holidays, again as his House of Cards persona.
At the time, the Oscar winner was facing legal challenges on several fronts. One concerned allegations of sexual harassment of a male teen at a Nantucket restaurant in Massachusetts, but the charges were dropped when the teen asserted his Fifth Amendment rights.
In the 2018 video, as he was just days away from being arraigned, he told the viewer, “You wouldn’t believe the worst without evidence, would you? You wouldn’t rush to judgments without facts, would you?”
Another case of sexual assault was brought by a masseur in Calfornia but was dismissed when his accuser suddenly died – which makes today’s advice to “kill them with kindness” somewhat chilling.
After years of rumors about his sexuality, Spacey publicly came out when actor Anthony Rapp accused him of inappropriate sexual behavior when Rapp was a teen in the 1980s. That began a flood of more allegations regarding sexual impropriety ultimately leading to his being fired from House of Cards and replaced in the film, All The Money In The World.
None of the accusations have led to any criminal convictions for the actor.