Wright on Spacey: I didn't know the man

Despite working with Kevin Spacey for four years, Robin Wright says she knows zilch about her House Of Cards co-star’s personal life.
Despite working with Kevin Spacey for four years, Robin Wright says she knows zilch about her House Of Cards co-star’s personal life. PHOTO: NETFLIX

NEW YORK • Months after her House Of Cards co-star Kevin Spacey faced allegations of sexual misconduct, actress Robin Wright has broken her silence over the matter.

But even though they had worked together for four years, she had no telling revelations to make, stating that she knew zilch about his personal life.

In a preview for an interview with United States morning show Today, she was asked whether she saw or heard anything on set that suggested Spacey was not doing the right thing.

"Kevin and I knew each other between action and cut, and in between set-ups where we would giggle," she noted.

"I didn't really - I didn't know the man," she added of the actor who has since been axed from the critically acclaimed show.

Some observers would be tempted to wonder if she still harboured some sympathy for her co-star since she also stated that "I knew the incredible craftsman that he is", People magazine reported.

The troubles for Oscar-winner Spacey started last year when he faced a barrage of accusations of sexual misconduct by multiple men.

One accuser said he was abused when he was 14.

The initial storm has not abated, with the 58-year-old now facing fresh allegations in Britain. TMZ reported that police are looking into three separate attacks that were said to have taken place in 1996, 2008 and 2013.

Meanwhile, House Of Cards is set for season six, with Wright's character Claire Underwood taking over from Spacey's character as president.

There has been speculation over whether the Netflix series will continue beyond that but, going by how Hollywood conducts business, ratings will likely determine if the show will go on.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 10, 2018, with the headline 'Wright on Spacey: I didn't know the man'. Print Edition | Subscribe