House of CardsLatest News and Opinion
Posted Thursday 10/18/18 at 5:51PM EDT
Robin Wright: House of Cards' "beautifully macabre" ending will "shock the sh*t out of you"
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Wright described the ending to the Netflix series as "moving and generous and so macabre and so dark" last night during a Hollywood Reporter panel with co-star Michael Kelly. "The show is about the battle for position of power, all the way around. So, who wins?" she added. "And I will say that it’s so beautifully macabre. It’s really beautiful." Kelly added, "What she’s saying is it’s very House of Cards." To which Wright replied, "It’s so House of Cards. It’s going to shock the sh*t out of you, basically." Meanwhile, co-showrunner Melissa James Gibson said House of Cards won't play coy with Kevin Spacey's Frank Underwood. "It would have been a big mistake to in any way pretend that the character didn’t exist or to erase the character somehow," she said of killing off his character. "Our way forward — the way we figured out the way forward — was basically to dig into the DNA of the show and honor the seeds of it and figure out what made sense as the next step."
Posted Wednesday 10/17/18 at 9:37PM EDT
Orange Is the New Black's final season feels like the end of Netflix's first era
Source: Vanity Fair
The Jenji Kohan-created prison comedy-drama debuted in summer 2013, just five months after Netflix's first original series House of Cards, helping the streaming service establish itself as a home for Prestige TV. Now with both shows ending, it seems like the end of an era for Netflix.
Posted Monday 10/08/18 at 12:57PM EDT
House of Cards trolls Trump's presidential alert to promote its new trailer
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
"[HOUSE OF CARDS PRESIDENTIAL ALERT] - THIS IS A TEST of Claire Underwood’s National Emergency Alert System," read the headline of the press release for the newest trailer for the final season of the Netflix drama.
Posted Thursday 9/27/18 at 1:43PM EDT
Claire Underwood declares "the reign of the middle-aged white man is over" in new House of Cards teaser
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
"My husband is dead," Robin Wright's character also says in the teaser for the final season.
Posted Wednesday 9/05/18 at 11:03AM EDT
House of Cards teaser reveals Kevin Spacey's Frank Underwood is dead
Netflix decided to reveal the fate of Spacey's President Underwood in a teaser released this morning showing Robin Wright's Claire Underwood delivering a cold, composed speech. “I’ll tell you this though, Francis,” Claire says. “When they bury me, it won’t be in my backyard. And when they pay their respects, they’ll have to wait in line.” Wright delivers the final six words looking directly at the camera, which then pans to reveal Frank Underwood's grave.
Posted Friday 8/31/18 at 2:43PM EDT
Robin Wright recalls fighting to save House of Cards, says Kevin Spacey deserves a second chance
Wright says the Netflix drama was "very, very close" to being canceled after Spacey's sexual misconduct scandal came to light. "The air was thick, you know," she tells Net-a-Porter. "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.’” But Wright was concerned that 2,500 people would lose work from the cancelation, so she met with Netflix executives. “Our show’s not dirty,” she said she told them. “I believed we should finish. I believed we should honor our commitment. To the people that loved the show, also. Why quit?” Asked about whether Spacey should be allowed to return to show business, Wright said of her former co-star: “I believe every human being has the ability to reform. Has the ability to reform. In that sense, second chances, or whatever you are going to call it – absolutely, I believe in that. It’s called growth.”
Posted Monday 8/27/18 at 3:09PM EDT
House of Cards unveils the first look at new cast members Diane Lane and Greg Kinnear
They are recurring on the sixth and final season as a brother and sister who appear to be inspired by the Koch brothers.
Posted Monday 8/20/18 at 10:18PM EDT
Sharp Objects is the latest TV series to portray female journalists as unethical
Source: The Atlantic
"For some reason, and despite all assurances from reporters to the contrary, Hollywood is stuck on the idea that female journalists are having sexual relationships with their bosses, their sources, or both," says Sophie Gilbert, pointing to Zoe Barnes on House of Cards, Rory Gilmore on Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life and, especially, Amy Adams' reporter character Camille Preaker on Sharp Objects. Gilbert notes that "the trope of the unethical female reporter has persisted for several decades, throughout fiction, film, and television." Gilbert points to Showtime's The Fourth Estate, which documents New York Times reporters, as showing the reality of female journalists: "When documentarians do follow female reporters around, what they capture is the opposite of the charged Hollywood fantasy. Instead, it’s visibly tired, multitasking women working relentlessly because they know the stories they’re reporting are stories that need telling. The reality might not indulge the fantasies of male writers and directors in quite the same way, but as The Fourth Estate shows, it can still make for enthralling television."
Posted Wednesday 8/15/18 at 2:13PM EDT
Late Night's Amber Ruffin remakes House of Cards and The Cosby Show to omit their disgraced stars
Watch her take on Kevin Spacey's Frank Underwood and Cosby's Cliff Huxtable, as well as Woody Allen's character in Annie Hall.
Posted Monday 8/13/18 at 2:35PM EDT
House of Cards star Robin Wright gets married
Source: E! Online
Now that she's done filming her Netflix series, the Golden Globe-winning actress tied the knot with Saint Laurent VIP relations manager Clement Giraudet on Saturday.
Posted Tuesday 8/07/18 at 9:49AM EDT
House of Cards' final season to drop days before the midterms
Netflix has unveiled a poster for the sixth and final season, announcing that the last episodes will drop on Friday, Nov. 2.
Posted Monday 7/30/18 at 12:49AM EDT
Netflix defends Insatiable as petition calling for its cancelation surpasses 200,000 signatures
Netflix vice president of original series Cindy Holland was asked about the petition to cancel the Debby Ryan series, which has been accused of fat-shaming. “The creator (Lauren Gussis) felt very strongly about exploring these issues based on her own experiences, but satirically, in a very over the top way,” Holland said at the TV press tour. “Ultimately, the message of the show is that what is most important is you feel most comfortable."
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Posted Monday 7/09/18 at 1:29PM EDT
Today fails to ask Robin Wright about "toxic" Kevin Spacey allegations on House of Cards set
Source: The Baltimore Sun
In her first interview promoting the final season of House of Cards, Wright told Savannah Guthrie that the cast and crew were “all surprised, of course, and ultimately saddened” by the sexual misconduct allegations against Spacey. “Kevin and I knew each other between action and cut, and in between setups where we would giggle,” Wright said. “I didn’t really — I didn’t know the man. I knew the incredible craftsman that he is.” But as David Zurawik points out, Guthrie failed to ask Wright about a CNN report, sourced to eight current and former House or Cards staffers, that the set of the Netflix drama was "toxic" with Spacey’s abusive and predatory sexual behavior. "One of journalism’s primary jobs is providing clarity by trying to resolve such contradictions — not serve up the kind of questions that allow someone who was in a position of authority and responsibility on that set to avoid taking the contradiction on," says Zurawik. "Wright was a director, executive producer and co-star. She was not as powerful as Spacey, but she had enough power to say something if any part of what CNN alleged about that set was true." ALSO: The interview exposed several absurdities about the show’s decision to keep going.
Posted Saturday 7/07/18 at 10:36AM EDT
Robin Wright fought for House of Cards to continue after Kevin Spacey was dropped, says Patricia Clarkson
“Robin led all of this charge so that people would save their livelihoods, because when the show goes away, some people don’t get paid,” Clarkson, who joined House of Cards with Season 5, said on The Talk.
Posted Thursday 7/05/18 at 12:34PM EDT
House of Cards celebrated Fourth of July with a message from President Claire Underwood
Source: TV Guide
"Happy Independence Day...to me," Robin Wright's character says, before the hashtag #MyTurn appears.