"It would take a society to forgive them".
As you may already know, both Weinstein and Spacey experienced sexual misconduct scandals of very big proportions in recent weeks. "His career now I think is over".
Meanwhile, Weinstein has been accused of sexual misconduct by over 50 women since The New York Times and The New Yorker documented decades of alleged sexual misconduct and sexual assault involving a number of women in detailed articles earlier this month. He has denied any allegations of nonconsensual sex.
But if men like Weinstein and Spacey "were to show us that they put the work in and are truly sorry and making amends and not defending their actions, but asking for forgiveness, then maybe down the road" they can be forgiven.
"Then it would be up to us to determine, case by case, whether this person deserves a second chance", Cranston explained.
"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".
He added: "Sexual predatory behaviour is not a Hollywood problem, it's a societal problem and we're seeing that everywhere".
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".
While Cranston believes in second chances, it doesn't sound like he thinks Spacey will be welcomed back in Hollywood with open arms.
As for Spacey, Anthony Rapp accused the American Beauty alumni of attempting to seduce him when Rapp was just a 14-year-old boy.