Kevin Spacey arrives in Turin with ex-popstar manager boyfriend to film comeback movie


Kevin Spacey has arrived in Turin with his live-in manager where he is making a return to the big screen in a low budget Italian film about a wrongly-accused paedophile.

The actor, 61, is playing a detective in L’uomo che disegnò Dio (The Man who drew God), in his first role since he was the subject of multiple sexual misconduct allegations in 2017.

The House of Cards star walked alongside his constant companion Evan Lowenstein, 47, a divorced father of four who used to be in boyband Evan and Jaron with his identical twin.

Evan, who has only one client and reportedly directed Spacey’s bizarre Christmas YouTube videos, moved to London with Spacey and the pair were previously seen together on a 2019 jaunt to Portugal and Serbia.

Lowenstein’s former wife, Kassini, is unamused by his closeness to Spacey and in a petition filed in 2019 requested a court ruling that Spacey should not be allowed to ‘interact’ with the couple’s children.

In Turin, Spacey was ushered into a car outside the Mole Antonelliana in the northern Italian city on Tuesday after taking a stroll down Carlo Alberto street. 

He is returning to acting after nearly four years away from the screen sparked by Star Trek actor Anthony Rapp’s allegations that Spacey made a sexual advance aged 26 on the then 14-year-old Rapp in 1986.

Others have come forward with similar claims of sexual assault and groping on the set of House of Cards and while Spacey was artistic director of the Old Vic in London.

Kevin Spacey was pictured in Turin on Tuesday alongside his manager, Evan Lowenstein (left), 47, a divorced father of four who used to be in a boyband with his identical twin

The actor landed in Italy where he is making a return to the big screen in a low budget film about a wrongly-accused paedophile

The actor landed in Italy where he is making a return to the big screen in a low budget film about a wrongly-accused paedophile

A companion tried to shield the Hollywood star's face as he got into the car after a private visit of the historic building Mole Antonelliana

A companion tried to shield the Hollywood star’s face as he got into the car after a private visit of the historic building Mole Antonelliana

Evan (pictured with the actor in Rome in 2017) who has only one client and reportedly directed Spacey's bizarre Christmas YouTube videos, moved to London with Spacey

Evan (pictured with the actor in Rome in 2017) who has only one client and reportedly directed Spacey’s bizarre Christmas YouTube videos, moved to London with Spacey

Lowenstein's former wife, Kassini, is unamused by his closeness to Spacey and in a petition filed in 2019 requested a court ruling that Spacey should not be allowed to 'interact' with the couple's children (pictured at the US Open in 2016)

Lowenstein’s former wife, Kassini, is unamused by his closeness to Spacey and in a petition filed in 2019 requested a court ruling that Spacey should not be allowed to ‘interact’ with the couple’s children (pictured at the US Open in 2016)

He was pictured alongside his manager, Evan Lowenstein, 47, a divorced father of four who used to be in a boyband with his identical twin.

Evan moved to London with Spacey and the pair were previously seen together on a 2019 European jaunt to Portugal and Serbia.

Lowenstein’s former wife, Kassini, is unamused by his closeness to Spacey and in a petition filed in 2019 requested a court ruling that Spacey should not be allowed to ‘interact’ with the couple’s children.

During his outing on Tuesday, Spacey wore a face mask showing Banksy’s Girl With Balloon mural, a charcoal jacket, white t-shirt and corduroy trousers. 

A companion tried to shield the Hollywood star’s face as he got into the car after a private visit of the historic building.

The movie will also star Vanessa Redgrave, and be directed by her husband, the prestigious Italian filmmaker, Franco Nero. 

During his outing on Tuesday, Spacey wore a face mask showing Banksy's Girl With Balloon mural

During his outing on Tuesday, Spacey wore a face mask showing Banksy’s Girl With Balloon mural

The actor, 61, is playing a detective in L'uomo che disegnò Dio (The Man who drew God), in his first role since he was the subject of multiple sexual misconduct allegations in 2017

The actor, 61, is playing a detective in L’uomo che disegnò Dio (The Man who drew God), in his first role since he was the subject of multiple sexual misconduct allegations in 2017

The plot sees director Nero playing a blind artist who is able to use people’s voices to draw their exact physical features.

But as his fame and popularity grows, he wrongly becomes accused of sex abuse.  

Nero, 79, said: ‘It’s a true story — the story of a man who, though blind, creates sculptures of people’s faces.

‘Among the actors, I made contact with Kevin Spacey. We’re waiting for the end of the pandemic to pick up from where our preparatory work was interrupted.’

Spacey had been one of Hollywood’s biggest stars but faced scandal after claims he sexually assaulted Star Trek actor Antony Rapp, who was 14 at the time.

It sparked accusations by other men about his behaviour but none have ever reached court and have been denied.

The plot sees director Nero playing a blind artist who is able to use people's voices to draw their exact physical features

The plot sees director Nero playing a blind artist who is able to use people’s voices to draw their exact physical features

Rapp’s public comments about him prompted Spacey to come out as gay in 2017.

He said he did not remember such an encounter with Rapp but apologised if the allegations were true.

After the actor’s fall from grace, amid multiple accusations of sexual assault on both sides of the Atlantic, Spacey chose to sell his £10million LA mansion and quit Hollywood and live under the radar in the UK.

Last month, Met Police officers probing Spacey over six historic sex attacks passed files to the Crown Prosecution Service – who will now decide whether to charge him.

The actor was interviewed under caution by the Metropolitan Police’s Complex Case Team in America back in 2019.

Last month, Met Police officers probing Spacey over six historic sex attacks passed files to the Crown Prosecution Service ¿ who will now decide whether to charge him

Last month, Met Police officers probing Spacey over six historic sex attacks passed files to the Crown Prosecution Service – who will now decide whether to charge him

He was never arrested but spoke to detectives about the allegations which span between 1996 and 2013.

Now they have finished their investigations and passed their findings to the criminal prosecutions agency for consideration.

Last year he compared his fall from grace to the coronavirus pandemic, and complained about losing his job following the accusations.

Spacey described his ‘painful’ journey and said he could relate to workers who had been laid off during the Covid-19 spread. 

In comments for an interview for the Bits & Pretzels podcast, said: ‘I don’t think it will come as a surprise for anyone to say that my world completely changed in the fall of 2017.

‘My job, many of my relationships, my standing in my own industry were all gone in just a matter of hours.’

Last year he compared his fall from grace to the coronavirus pandemic, and complained about losing his job following the accusations

Last year he compared his fall from grace to the coronavirus pandemic, and complained about losing his job following the accusations

Not only did he get fired from Netflix hit House Of Cards, he was also removed from the completed movie All The Money In The World, which was reshot with actor Christopher Plummer in his role.

Spacey, who has not appeared in a professional movie or series since the accusations were made, said: ‘I don’t often like to tell people that I can relate to their situation because I think it undermines the experience that they may be having which is their own unique and very personal experience.’

Spacey added: ‘But in this instance I feel as though I can relate to what it feels like to have your world suddenly stop.

‘And so while we may have found ourselves in similar situations, albeit for very different reasons and circumstances, I still believe that some of the emotional struggles are very much the same.

‘And so I do have empathy for what it feels like to suddenly be told that you can’t go back to work or that you might lose your job and that it’s a situation that you have absolutely no control over.’

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