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Robin Wright on Kevin Spacey scandal

July 11, 2018
By NewsBytes

The final season of House of Cards is scheduled to release this year and for the first time since allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct were leveled against actor Kevin Spacey, former co-star Robin Wright has spoken up.

As the teaser of House of Cards spreads like wildfire with Wright’s Claire Underwood finally taking on the office of the President of the United States, the actor who is also an executive producer of the series, made an appearance on NBC’s Today where she noted that she didn’t know Spacey outside of work.

“I think we were all surprised, of course, and ultimately saddened,” Wright said.

She also admitted that she has not spoken to him since the scandal. Reports, meanwhile, credit her as the person who worked to save the show in the wake of the scandal.

“I don’t even know how to reach him,” Wright said. “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.”

She also spoke about her own experience of harassment in a long career as an actor.

“This is a bigger, broader issue, I think — which is seduction,” Wright said. “I don’t care who you are. It’s about power, and once you overpower someone, that person then becomes vulnerable. And this last year, I think, has shined a light in a new way to allow us to start a new conversation.”