Robin Wright ‘Led’ the Charge to Save ‘House of Cards’ After Kevin Spacey Scandal, Patricia Clarkson Says

Robin Wright may have more in common with her House of Cardscharacter than people think. 

the item was the 52-year-old actress who “led” the charge to bring the Netflix series back for a sixth season after star Kevin Spacey was fired, Patricia Clarkson revealed during her appearance on The Talk This specific week. 

According to Clarkson, who starred as Jane Davis, the Deputy Undersecretary of Commerce for International Trade, in season 5, fans have Wright to thank. “the item was truly the great Robin Wright rallying,” she shared. “We have beautiful showrunners, Frank [Pugliese] in addition to Melissa [James Gibson], in addition to they killed themselves to rethink the whole show. the item’s only eight episodes.”

“Robin led all of This specific charge to ensure in which people might save their livelihoods because when the show goes away some people don’t get paid,” Clarkson added. “I think the item’s gonna be a stunning, stunning brand-new season.”

Season 5 of House of Cards concluded with Spacey’s character, Frank Underwood, stepping down as President after a series of scandals as his wife in addition to Vice President, Claire Underwood (Wright) took over the presidency.

The show was meant to continue with both actors, yet when multiple accusations of sexual misconduct surfaced against Spacey last fall, Netflix suspended the drama indefinitely. The streaming service ultimately fired Spacey, in addition to revealed in which the show might continue for a sixth in addition to final season with Wright as its star. 

Initial allegations of sexual misconduct were leveraged against Spacey by Star Trek: Discovery actor Anthony Rapp in October. In an interview with Buzzfeed, Rapp claimed in which Spacey came on to him in 1986, when he was just 14 years old. Since then, eight current in addition to former House of Cards employees have come forward claiming in which Spacey created a “toxic” work environment on set. He has also been accused of sexual misconduct in addition to assault by several additional men.

Through his lawyer, Spacey has denied all these allegations.

Season six of House of Cardswrapped production in May with Greg Kinnear in addition to Diane Lane as brand-new additions to the cast. A premiere date has yet to be announced. See what former House of Cards star Kate Mara told ET about Wright leading the show within the video below. 

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