Kevin Spacey Just Threw Shade At Donald Trump

“House of Cards” star Kevin Spacey does not seem to think much of President Donald Trump. Whenever comparisons are made between his character, Frank Underwood, and the real life president, he simply brushes it aside.

When Spacey appeared on The One Show earlier, he was asked if “House of Cards” is still as “compelling” as what’s happening in reality, according to Digital Spy. This is Spacey’s answer: “We’ve never felt an obligation to compete with the real world. We believe that we’re an alternate universe – we’re the alternative reality president, as opposed to the reality television president.”

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Spacey added that the show might have parallels in real life, but “House of Cards” is always first in everything. In fact, he considers it eerie how some things that happen on the show has unfolded in the world today. “Some time between when we shoot [the season] and then the series drops, one or two or three or five or six things that we adventured in and described and played happen in the real world,” he said. “And we always go, ‘People are gonna think that we stole it from the headlines,’ but actually it’s the other way round.”

Before Season 5 ended, Spacey’s Underwood actually threatened to kill his wife, Claire (Robin Wright), if she does not step up in their political quest.

Showrunners Frank Pugliese and Melissa James Gibson said it’s not a threat that should be taken lightly, since Frank does not shy away from murder. “He’s done some terrible things. He is capable,” Pugliese told The Hollywood Reporter. “There might be a desire in both their parts to be able to do this alone, but I don’t know if they’re going to be able to do it without each other. Or maybe they will. That’s a question for season 6.”

Meanwhile, Gibson said the Underwoods have always operated as a team because they “have come to an agreement that both of their ambitions were valid and that they would be able to navigate them together and support each other and serve each other.” But if something shifts in their relationship, Frank definitely wouldn’t hesitate in killing his wife.

“House of Cards” Season 5 premiered on Netflix on May 30.

Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey

“House of Cards” star Kevin Spacey is not a fan of Donald Trump. In this photo, the actor attends the 71st Tony Awards in New York City on June 11, 2017. Photo: Reuters/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez

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