The final season of House of Cards will makes its way onto Netflix this fall, and that’s when we’ll find out how they got rid of Kevin Spacey’s character. (I’m going with the – SPOILER ALERT – ghost of Zoe Barnes pushing him into a semi-truck carrying bad toupees.) House of Cards is entering promo mode now, so they sat Robin Wright down with Today’s Savannah Guthrie to talk about how Kevin Spacey became one of the inaugural members of this generation’s class of Actors Who Fucked Up So Bad That They Lost A Job (other members include: Jeffrey Tambor, Roseanne Barr, Clayne Crawford, and Danny Masterson). While working 90s Sally Hershberger hair, Robin basically played the “I don’t know her” card when asked if she had any idea that Kevin Spacey’s an alleged teenage boy terrorizer.
Kevin was fired from Netflix after allegations about him sexually assaulting underage boys and men came out (allegations that were led by Anthony Rapp). A few allegations came from people working on House of Cards, who said that Kevin creeped on and groped young dude employees of the show. He’s currently being investigated in London for three sexual assaults. Robin told Savannah that everyone was surprised and saddened to hear about the allegations (“Speak for yourself, girl” said the staff members who allegedly saw Kevin The Perv in action). And when asked if she had any suspicions, she said she didn’t know his life:
“We were co-workers, really. We never socialized outside of work. Respectful, professional relationship. He was so great with me, was never disrespectful to me. That’s my personal experience. That’s the only thing I feel I have the right to talk about.”
Robin said she hasn’t talked to Kevin since he got shit-canned. She also echoed what she said about how they were basically just co-workers:
“No, I haven’t heard from him. I don’t even know how to reach him. 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.”
Finally, Savannah asked Robin if she feels Netflix did the right thing by washing their hands of Kevin, and she kept it diplomatic:
“I don’t know how to comment on that. But I think at that time the shock was so intense all over the nation, for many reasons, many stories, many people, I think that everybody felt that it was respectful to back off.”
It seems like Robin worked with a PR team before this interview so she wouldn’t dig herself a hole bigger than her legendary neck pit, because she was really careful and politician-like with those answers. How very Claire Underwood of her! Maybe Robin never heard the rumors about Kevin that have been going around for years, and maybe she didn’t even hear the talk on set, because she just fluttered in, did her job, and then fluttered back to her trailer. Who knows, but I was disappointed that she didn’t throw in a dig to Kevin by saying, “He was so great with me, was never disrespectful to me, but then again I’m not a boy who can’t legally buy a Scratcher.” Missed opportunity, Claire!