In an interview with the BBC, Cranston discussed the rampant issue of sexual harassment. He said that in order for people like Weinstein and Spacey to be accepted back into traditional society, certain criteria would have to be met — but it shouldn’t be impossible.
What did he say?
“It would take time, it would take a society to forgive them and it would take tremendous contrition on their part,” Cranston explained. “And a knowingness that they have a deeply rooted psychological and emotional problem and it takes years to mend that.”
He said that if those in question were to prove that they put in the work to rehabilitate themselves and are genuinely repentant and remorseful for their actions, “then maybe down the road there is room for that, maybe so.”
“Then it would be up to us to determine, case by case, whether this person deserves a second chance,” Cranston explained.
He added that instead of ostracizing these individuals entirely, society should “leave it open for the few that can make it through that gauntlet of trouble and who have reclaimed their life and their dignity and respect for others.”
“We shouldn’t close it off and say, ‘To hell with him, rot and go away from us for the rest of your life,’” Cranston cautioned. ” Let’s not do that. Let’s be bigger than that.”