Robin Wright: ‘House Of Cards’ Came ‘Very Close’ To Being Canceled
Actress Robin Wright revealed Friday that Netflix came “very close” to canceling “House of Cards” following sexual misconduct allegations against her co-star Kevin Spacey.
“Very, very close. Because of the climate at that time,” the 52-year-old actress told Net-A-Porter magazine when asked how close the popular series came to being axed. “The air was thick, you know. Harvey Weinstein … People were [saying], ‘We have to shut everything down or otherwise it will look like we are glorifying and honoring this thing that’s dirty.'” (RELATED: ‘The View’ Blasts Kevin Spacey For Tying Homosexuality To Pedophilia)
“‘House of Cards’ is not dirty. I believed we should finish [filming],” she added. “Why quit? Two-thousand-five-hundred people would have been out of a job. And that’s not fair.”
“Our show’s not dirty,” she responded to the execs at the meetings with Netflix. “I believed we should finish. I believed we should honor our commitment. To the people that loved the show, also. Why quit?”
Wright continued, “They printed that it was ‘only’ 600 people out of work, but if you include security, cops, shooting on location in Baltimore, everything — 2,500 people would have been out of a job. And that’s not fair — to take that security away from those people … They didn’t do anything [wrong].”
She explained that the mood on the set, at the time, was not good.
“Shock and fear,” the “House of Cards” star shared. “Everyone was afraid of losing their job.”
Later, the “Forest Gump” actress just laughed when asked about how the political drama ends, promising that fans will be “surprised.”
“It’s pretty wild. I mean, we’re doing an opera. And we went operatic,” Wright exclaimed. “I don’t know how much more we could have topped ourselves. You’ll be surprised.”
— House of Cards (@HouseofCards) August 7, 2018
“House of Cards” final season will hit Netflix Nov. 2.