Kevin Spacey, who makes Jason Bateman character's work life miserable in the R-rated comedy "Horrible Bosses," remember his own time dealing with unfavorable managers.
"I've never really had a horrible boss," Spacey, 51, told OnTheRedCarpet.com ahead of the film's theatrical release, set for Friday, July 8. "I've had pretty stupid bosses."
"Stupid bosses," he added," drive you crazy because you can't imagine how they got their job and they make such dumb decisions that you can't imagine how they keep their job. But it's either nepotism or the person ahead of them even dumber than they are. But I've had those."
"Horrible Bosses" stars Bateman, Jason Sudeikis and Charlie Day as disgruntled workers who plot to murder their bosses, portrayed by Spacey, Colin Farrell and Jennifer Aniston. She plays a dentist who appears to constantly sexually harass her employee.
Spacey made his comments to OnTheRedCarpet.com and to other news outlets in a satellite interview from London, where he is performing the role of the title character in an adaptation of the William Shakespeare play "Richard III" at the Old Vic Theatre (get tickets). Spacey, who has lived in the British city on and off, has been the venue's artistic director since 2003.
"It's kind of fun to play a character like this," Spacey said about "Horrible Bosses." "At the Old Vic, I got a lot of employees under my directorship and I can't be a horrible boss so it's kind of fun to get out there and exorcise those demons."
The production is set to go on a world tour and end up in New York in January 2012. In March of that year, Spacey plans to film "House of Cards," the new show by David Fincher, director of the 2010 movie "The Social Network."
"House of Cards" is based on a British political thriller novel that tells of a politician who wants to become prime minister and was adapted into a UK mini-series. The 13 episodes of the U.S. show are set to be streamed via Netflix in late 2012.
Spacey, who won Oscars for his role in the films "American Beauty" and "The Usual Suspects," has said that he plans on filming more movies in the next few years, thanks to the success of his Golden Globe nominated role in movie "Casino Jack," which tells of a Washington, D.C. lobbyist involved in a major corruption scandal and is based on the career of Jack Abramoff, who served more than three years in prison.
However, don't expect him to star in a "Usual Suspects" sequel any time soon.
"I know every couple of years, they keep coming to me and saying, 'Hey, you should make a sequel to 'The Usual Suspects,' Spacey said. "And I go, 'Hmm, no. Let's leave that alone. Let's not do that."
Reporting by Cari Skillman, special contributor to KABC Television's entertainment show "On The Red Carpet" (check for local TV listings).