Robin Wright. AP FILE/INVISION
Robin Wright. AP FILE/INVISION

Robin Wright said she maintained a professional relationship with former "House of Cards" co-star Kevin Spacey and that she didn't really "know the man." In an interview with "Today" that aired Monday morning, Wright told Savannah Guthrie: "Kevin and I knew each other between action and cut and in between setups, where we would giggle. I didn't really -- I didn't know the man. I knew the incredible craftsman that he is."

Spacey has been accused by multiple men of sexual misconduct, including "Star Trek: Discovery" actor Anthony Rapp, who said the Oscar-winning actor made a move on him when he was only 14.

Kevin Spacey. AP FILE/INVISION
Kevin Spacey. AP FILE/INVISION

Spacey was eventually dismissed from "House of Cards" after the claims emerged. (He was also edited out and replaced in the film "All The Money In The World.") Wright said she and castmates were "surprised and ultimately saddened" by the revelations.

Meanwhile, actor Guy Pearce said he regrets going public with allegations that Spacey was "handsy" during filming of 1997's "L.A. Confidential," according to Deadspin. "I very much understand that it's too sensitive a topic to be brushed off," he said in a statement to the Sydney Morning Herald. "I addressed and handled the situation when it took place, hence my regret at making it public now."


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Last week, the Australian TV news show's Interview, hosted by Andrew Denton, released a sneak peek of the July 3 episode in which Pearce, asked by Denton about working with Spacey on the '97 film, told the interviewer: "Tough one to talk about at the moment. Amazing actor. Incredible actor. Slightly difficult time with Kevin, yeah. He's a handsy guy. Thankfully, I was 29, and not 14."

Janet Jackson praises late father during concert

Janet Jackson is forging ahead in the wake of her father Joe Jackson's death and is opening up to fans about just how difficult it has been to handle the loss.

According to Yahoo Music, while onstage in front of thousands of fans Sunday night at the Essence Festival in New Orleans, Jackson took a deeply personal turn.

"A little less than two weeks ago, my father passed away. He was comforted by my family and me," she told the crowd. "You know, it's always difficult when you lose a loved one, and to be quite honest it was really hard for me. I didn't know what to do. I didn't know how to move forward -- if I should cancel this festival, cancel the entire tour."

As it turned out, family helped her to work through her confusion.

Janet Jackson performs at the 2018 Essence Festival at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans on Sunday. AP/INVISION
Janet Jackson performs at the 2018 Essence Festival at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans on Sunday. AP/INVISION

"I talked to my brother, and we started to speak about my father's strength," she said. "He was very strong. Without his drive, his strength, we wouldn't have the success. We're a black family that came from Gary, Indiana, and we broke all kinds of records around the globe. That's truth.

"My father was a great man -- and my brother, he asked me, he said, 'If he were here right now, listening to this conversation, what do you think he would say to you?' And I think my father would've said, 'Janet, please. Finish what you've started.'"

The singer broke into tears as she finished her thoughts: "So, here I am. I love you so much. This one is for you. Let's celebrate my father. My father would want to celebrate his life. That's what I'm going to do today."

Fans may have been surprised at this confession since, just last week, Jackson shared a video on Instagram with commentary expressing a different, more optimistic sentiment about starting her tour.

She noted: "Hey you guys, it's been a pretty rough week. But we're excited. I'm excited. We cannot wait to see you. It's been way too long. I miss you guys way too much. I'm about to jump on this plane and start this tour. Like I said, I can't wait to see you. I love you, I'll see you soon."

Jackson treated fans to a variety of her hits at Essence Festival, including 1997's "Together Again," which featured pictures of the singer and her late father displayed on the big screen.