Robin Wright on Kevin Spacey: 'I didn't know the man'

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Robin Wright was exclusively responsible for enabling the return of House of Cards after the Kevin Spacey scandal, her co-star Patricia Clarkson claimed.

Spacey, who played U.S. President Frank Underwood on the show, was eventually fired, and the future of House of Cards was in jeopardy.

In an interview on NBC's Today show, Wright was asked if she spotted any warning signs regarding Spacey's alleged behaviour prior to the report.

Moving past her nonexistent personal relationship with Spacey, Wright did have something to say about the #MeToo movement that swept up her former co-star.

"We were co-workers really". Spacey also came out as gay in the same statement, much to the chagrin of many members of the LGBT community.


"Kevin and I knew each other between action and cut, and in between setups where we would giggle", she replied.

Eight employees filed sexual harassment claims to Netflix and "House of Cards" production company MRC last November, CNN reported at the time.

"He was so great with me", she said.

"I didn't know the man", Wright said. "I think at the time the shock was so intense all over the nation - for many reasons, many stories, many people", she added. According to Patricia Clarkson, who debuted as Deputy Undersecretary of Commerce for International Trade Jane Davis in season 5, it was Robin Wright who came to the show's rescue. "I knew the incredible craftsman that he is", she explained.

Though Wright wouldn't comment on whether she personally felt Netflix did the right thing by severing ties with Spacey, she said House of Cards' cast and crew largely agreed with the decision. "This a year ago, I think, has shined a light, in a way, to allow us to start a new conversation".

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