Robin Wright is speaking out for the first time since her "House of Cards" co-star, Kevin Spacey, was booted from the Netflix series after sexual misconduct allegations. Spacey, who had played political mastermind Frank Underwood for five seasons and multiple awards, was sacked from the show in November in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations against him. Not much, per the actress' interview with Savannah Guthrie on the Today show. "I knew the incredible craftsman that he is", answers Wright, 52. Wright says she and Spacey only knew each other between "action and cut".
Her character, Claire Underwood, will take over the presidency from her husband, Frank (formerly played by Spacey) after he stepped down from his role as president at the end of season five.
"This a year ago I think has shined a light in a new way to allow us to start a new conversation", she said. Wright added that the two Netflix stars had a "respectful professional relationship". "That is the only thing I feel I have the right to talk about".
Rapp's story led to numerous other accusers coming forward, which resulted in Netflix declaring that the streaming service will "not be involved with any further production of House of Cards that includes Kevin Spacey".
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Star Trek: Discovery actor Rapp told BuzzFeed News previous year that he had waited two decades to publicly name Spacey as the man who allegedly abused him when he was 14. Never disrespectful to me.
To further emphasize that she is not close with Spacey, she said that she doesn't "even know how to reach him". "This is a bigger, broader issue, I think, which is seduction".
Wright said she wasn't aware of Spacey's life outside of their "House of Cards" world. "This past year, I think, has shined a light, in a way, to allow us to start a new conversation".