Published: Tue, July 10, 2018
Arts&Culture | By Matthew Castillo

Robin Wright speaks about ex-'House of Cards' star Spacey

Robin Wright speaks about ex-'House of Cards' star Spacey

Robin Wright has said she did not know Kevin Spacey personally, in her first comments about her ex-House Of Cards co-star since allegations against the actor surfaced.

In a new interview, Robin Wright claims that she only knew Kevin Spacey on the set of House of Cards, where they would often joke in between takes.

For her part, Wright has weighed-in on the whole scenario by distancing herself and the show from Spacey's toxic aura.

"I haven't heard from him and I don't even know how to reach him", she said.

Wright described Spacy as an "incredible craftsman".

During Wright's interview on "Today, " which weathered its own storm a year ago after NBC fired then co-host Matt Lauer amid allegations of sexual misconduct, Wright responded to Guthrie's questions by emphasizing her distance from Spacey.

House of Cards will stream its eight-episode sixth and final season in late 2018, and Wright is at peace with the groundbreaking political drama coming to an end.

The show suspended production before resuming with Wright's character as the focus. Wright said on Today that the show needed to be completed in order to keep the cast and crew employed - a noble endeavor, sure, but a less meaningful gesture than if Netflix had simply paid out everyone's salaries for the final season, what with their growing profits.

The Spacey allegations began with actor Anthony Rapp, who accused Spacey of making sexual advances toward him when he was just 14 years old.

The actor was sacked from the upcoming season of Netflix's "House of Cards", and saw his scenes for "All the Money in the World" refilmed with Christopher Plummer taking over his role.

Spacey said that he didn't remember the incident in question. "So that's my personal experience". More of Wright's interview is here.

That's why the actress says she was shocked and surprised when those sexual assault allegations came out against her costar months ago. "That's the only thing I feel that I have the right to talk about".

As readers know, a series of men accused Spacey of having raped them and sexually assaulted them when they were younger.

"This is a bigger, broader issue, I think, which is seduction. It's about power. And once you overpower someone, that person then becomes vulnerable", she said.

I think in this #MeToo moment, we all need to raise our games - especially the entertainment press, which has a history of having some interviewers playing nice in return for exclusive interviews.

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