(CNN) — Award-winning actor Kevin Spacey is in Boston. He’s not shooting a movie there. Rather, Spacey is in the Bay State to visit with
Spacey says it’s been hard to watch all the coverage of the deadly Boston Marathon bombing two weeks ago from a distance.
Finally, Spacey notes he hopped on a plane Sunday and headed to the city. He’s spent time visiting the victims, the hospital staff, and even law enforcement.
“I spent the morning with the Boston Athletic Association who run the marathon. They’ve been isolated over the last 14 days and having a tough time sort of knowing how to respond and how to deal with it. So we all had this like hour and a half conversation today in their boardroom just about allowing themselves to not feel like they always have to be strong and the best thing they can do is do their jobs and get ready for next year. Because I suspect there’s going to be a lot of people coming from around the world to be a part of the marathon and be here to cheer it on,” Spacey says.
“The spirit, the comradery, the love that you feel, and the kind of extraordinary ability that they are showing to want to come back and run the race again and get over it and walk again, you know, I met Adrianne, the extraordinary young dancer who lost her leg, who is going to dance again.”
“I’ve been glued to the television and reading about the unbelievably tragic events here. Last week I was, you know, in Baltimore, about to start the series I’m doing again I was like I can’t — I can’t spend another second watching this and not get on a plane and just come to Boston. Shot a couple of movies here. I love this city.”
Four people were killed in connection with bombing and more than 260 were injured.
One suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is currently at a federal prison hospital in Massachusetts, while other suspect, his brother Tamerlan, was killed in a police shootout more than a week ago.