Robin Wright Addresses Kevin Spacey Allegations and 'House of Cards' Firing
Robin Wright is now steering the ship for the final season of "House of Cards." She just spoke out for the first time on the Kevin Spacey scandal, in an interview with "Today."
Spacey -- who played Frank Underwood to her Claire Underwood -- was fired from "House of Cards" after multiple allegations of sexual misconduct, including several from staffers on the Netflix series .Just last week, three more people came forward against Spacey.
"House of Cards" Season 6, the final season, will premiere on Netflix this fall.
Savannah Guthrie asked Robin Wright how the HoC team reacted to the news about Spacey:
"I think we were all surprised, of course, and ultimately saddened," Wright said. "We forged ahead. We were so thankful that we were able to complete the series as planned."
Guthrie -- who is familiar with this awkward subject herself as Matt Lauer's former co-anchor -- asked Wright if there was anything in the years of working with Spacey that would've made her think something like this was possible:
"We were co-workers, really. Never socialized outside of work. Respectful, professional relationship. He was so great with me. He was never disrespectful to me. so that's my personal experience. That's the only thing I feel that I have the right to talk about. [...]
Kevin and I knew each other between action and cut, and in between setups, where we would giggle. I didn't know the man. I knew the incredible craftsman that he is."
Asked if she felt Netflix made the right decision to cut ties with Spacey, Wright answered:
"I don't know how to comment on that. But I think at that time, the shock was so intense all over the nation -- for many reasons, many stories, many people -- I think that everybody felt that it was respectful to back off."
Robin Wright said she hadn't heard from Kevin Spacey and didn't even know how to contact him.
Meanwhile, on July 4th, Netflix shared a brief teaser to promote the new season, with Claire Underwood wishing herself a Happy Independence Day:
The final season ended filming in May, and Robin Wright shared a thank you message to the cast and crew. There's no premiere date yet for the final season beyond this fall.
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