Robin Wright Talks About Kevin Spacey On TODAY: ‘I Didn’t Know The Man’ | TODAY

Robin Wright Talks About Kevin Spacey On TODAY: ‘I Didn’t Know The Man’ | TODAY


THESE MESSAGES.>>>WE ARE BACK W EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH ACTRESS EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH ACTRESS ROBIN WRIGHT, THE STAR OF HIT ROBIN WRIGHT, THE STAR OF HIT NETFLIX SERIES “HOUSE OF CARDS.” NETFLIX SERIES “HOUSE OF CARDS.”>>THE SHOW RETURNS FOR THE>>THE SHOW RETURNS FOR THE SIXTH AND FINAL SEASON THIS FALL SIXTH AND FINAL SEASON THIS FALL BUT WITHOUT KEVIN SPACEY. BUT WITHOUT KEVIN SPACEY. HE WAS FIRED AFTER SEXUAL HE WAS FIRED AFTER SEXUAL MISCONDUCT ALLEGATIONS. MISCONDUCT ALLEGATIONS. LAST WEEK HE FACED ADDITIONAL LAST WEEK HE FACED ADDITIONAL NEW ALLEGATIONS. NEW ALLEGATIONS. WE SAT DOWN WITH ROBIN WRIGHT WE SAT DOWN WITH ROBIN WRIGHT JUST PRIOR TO THOSE ALLEGATIONS JUST PRIOR TO THOSE ALLEGATIONS AND I ASKED HER HOW THAT REAL AND I ASKED HER HOW THAT REAL LIFE DRAMA HAS AFFECTED THE LIFE DRAMA HAS AFFECTED THE “HOUSE OF CARDS” TEAM. “HOUSE OF CARDS” TEAM.>>I THINK WE WERE ALL>>I THINK WE WERE ALL SURPRISED, OF COURSE. SURPRISED, OF COURSE. ULTIMATELY SADDENED. ULTIMATELY SADDENED. WE FORGED AHEAD. WE FORGED AHEAD. WE WERE SO THANKFUL WE WERE ABLE WE WERE SO THANKFUL WE WERE ABLE TO COMPLETE THE SERIES AS TO COMPLETE THE SERIES AS PLANNED. PLANNED.>>THIS FALL THE POPULAR NETFLIX>>THIS FALL THE POPULAR NETFLIX POLITICAL DRAMA “HOUSE OF CARDS” POLITICAL DRAMA “HOUSE OF CARDS” RETURNS FOR ITS SIXTH AND FINAL RETURNS FOR ITS SIXTH AND FINAL SEASON, BUT IT WILL BE WITHOUT SEASON, BUT IT WILL BE WITHOUT ONE OF ITS BIGGEST STARS, KEVIN ONE OF ITS BIGGEST STARS, KEVIN SPACY, WHO PLAYED PRESIDENT SPACY, WHO PLAYED PRESIDENT FRANK UNDERWOOD AFTER SPACY FRANK UNDERWOOD AFTER SPACY FACED ALLEGATIONS OF SEXUAL FACED ALLEGATIONS OF SEXUAL MISCONDUCT LAST YEAR. MISCONDUCT LAST YEAR.>>WAS THERE ANYTHING IN ALL THE>>WAS THERE ANYTHING IN ALL THE YEARS OF WORKING WITH THEM THAT YEARS OF WORKING WITH THEM THAT MADE YOU THINK SOMETHING LIKE MADE YOU THINK SOMETHING LIKE THIS WAS POSSIBLE? THIS WAS POSSIBLE?>>WE WERE CO-WORKERS, REALLY.>>WE WERE CO-WORKERS, REALLY. WE WEREN’T — IF HE EVER WE WEREN’T — IF HE EVER SOCIALIZED OUTSIDE OF WORK. SOCIALIZED OUTSIDE OF WORK. RESPECTFUL, PROFESSIONAL RESPECTFUL, PROFESSIONAL RELATIONSHIP. RELATIONSHIP. HE WAS SO GREAT WITH ME. HE WAS SO GREAT WITH ME. THERE WAS NEVER DISRESPECT TO THERE WAS NEVER DISRESPECT TO ME. ME. SO THAT’S MY PERSONAL SO THAT’S MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCE. EXPERIENCE. THAT’S THE ONLY THING I FEEL THAT’S THE ONLY THING I FEEL THAT I HAVE THE RIGHT TO TALK THAT I HAVE THE RIGHT TO TALK ABOUT. ABOUT.>>FOLLOWING THE ACCUSATIONS BY>>FOLLOWING THE ACCUSATIONS BY ACTOR ANTHONY RAPP, SPACEY ACTOR ANTHONY RAPP, SPACEY ISSUED A STATEMENT SAYING HE ISSUED A STATEMENT SAYING HE DIDN’T REMEMBER THE ENCOUNTER DIDN’T REMEMBER THE ENCOUNTER THAT HE SAYS WOULD HAVE HAPPENED THAT HE SAYS WOULD HAVE HAPPENED MORE THAN 30 YEARS AGO ADDING, MORE THAN 30 YEARS AGO ADDING, IF I DID BEHAVE THEN AS HE IF I DID BEHAVE THEN AS HE DESCRIBES, I OWE HIM THE DESCRIBES, I OWE HIM THE SINCEREST APOLOGY FOR WHAT WOULD SINCEREST APOLOGY FOR WHAT WOULD HAVE BEEN INAPPROPRIATE, DRUNKEN HAVE BEEN INAPPROPRIATE, DRUNKEN BEHAVIOR. BEHAVIOR.>>HAS HE TRIED TO REACH OUT, OR>>HAS HE TRIED TO REACH OUT, OR HAVE YOU TRIED TO REACH OUT? HAVE YOU TRIED TO REACH OUT?>>NO.>>NO. I HAVEN’T HEARD FROM HIM, AND I I HAVEN’T HEARD FROM HIM, AND I DON’T EVEN KNOW HOW TO REACH DON’T EVEN KNOW HOW TO REACH HIM. HIM.>>WAS THERE ANY KIND OF RED>>WAS THERE ANY KIND OF RED FLAG OR ANYTHING THAT WOULD HAVE FLAG OR ANYTHING THAT WOULD HAVE MADE YOU THINK THIS IS POSSIBLE. MADE YOU THINK THIS IS POSSIBLE.>>KEVIN AND I KNOW EACH OTHER>>KEVIN AND I KNOW EACH OTHER BETWEEN ACTION AND CUT AND IN BETWEEN ACTION AND CUT AND IN BETWEEN SETUPS WHERE WE WOULD BETWEEN SETUPS WHERE WE WOULD GIGGLE. GIGGLE. I DIDN’T REALLY — I DIDN’T KNOW I DIDN’T REALLY — I DIDN’T KNOW THE MAN. THE MAN. I KNEW THE FBL CRAFTSINCREDIBLE I KNEW THE FBL CRAFTSINCREDIBLE THAT HE IS. THAT HE IS.>>DO YOU FEEL LIKE NETFLIX DID>>DO YOU FEEL LIKE NETFLIX DID THE RIGHT THING CUTTING TIES. THE RIGHT THING CUTTING TIES.>>I DON’T KNOW HOW TO COMMENT>>I DON’T KNOW HOW TO COMMENT ON THAT. ON THAT. I THINK AT THAT TIME THE SHOCK I THINK AT THAT TIME THE SHOCK WAS SO INTENSE ALL OVER THE WAS SO INTENSE ALL OVER THE NATION FOR MANY REASONS, MANY NATION FOR MANY REASONS, MANY STORIES, MANY PEOPLE, I THINK STORIES, MANY PEOPLE, I THINK THAT EVERYBODY FELT IT WAS THAT EVERYBODY FELT IT WAS RESPECT FUL RESPECT FUL RESPECTFUL TO BACK OFF. RESPECTFUL TO BACK OFF.>>WE’RE JUST GETTING STARTED.>>WE’RE JUST GETTING STARTED.>>NOW AS “HOUSE OF CARDS”>>NOW AS “HOUSE OF CARDS” PREPARES TO RELEASE ITS FINAL PREPARES TO RELEASE ITS FINAL SEASON THIS FALL, ROBIN WRIGHT’S SEASON THIS FALL, ROBIN WRIGHT’S CHARACTER, CLARE UNDERWOOD IS CHARACTER, CLARE UNDERWOOD IS PRESIDENT. PRESIDENT.>>THIS AN EDITED SCENE.>>THIS AN EDITED SCENE.>>WRIGHT IS TAKING ON AN>>WRIGHT IS TAKING ON AN ADDITIONAL ROLE HERSELF, ADDITIONAL ROLE HERSELF, DIRECTOR OF THE SERIES FINALE. DIRECTOR OF THE SERIES FINALE. MICHAEL KELLY AND CONSTANCE MICHAEL KELLY AND CONSTANCE ZIMMER CO-STAR IN THE SERIES AND ZIMMER CO-STAR IN THE SERIES AND PART OF THE ORIGINAL CAST WITH PART OF THE ORIGINAL CAST WITH SPACEY. SPACEY.>>THE FIRST TABLE READ, THAT>>THE FIRST TABLE READ, THAT WAS — IT WAS ALWAYS ROBIN, WAS — IT WAS ALWAYS ROBIN, KEVIN, AND ME AT THE HEAD OF THE KEVIN, AND ME AT THE HEAD OF THE TABLE. TABLE. THE FIRST TIME WE SAT DOWN IT THE FIRST TIME WE SAT DOWN IT WAS ME AND ROBIN. WAS ME AND ROBIN. BOTH OF US LOOKED AT EACH OTHER BOTH OF US LOOKED AT EACH OTHER AND IT WAS LIKE, WOW, YOU KNOW. AND IT WAS LIKE, WOW, YOU KNOW. WE’RE DOING THIS. WE’RE DOING THIS.>>I ALSO THINK WHAT PEOPLE>>I ALSO THINK WHAT PEOPLE DON’T REALIZE IS WE ALREADY KNEW DON’T REALIZE IS WE ALREADY KNEW THAT THIS SEASON, THE FINAL THAT THIS SEASON, THE FINAL SEASON BEFORE ALL OF THIS SEASON BEFORE ALL OF THIS HAPPENED. HAPPENED.>>HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY TO ME.>>HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY TO ME.>>WE HAVE SEEN THIS EARTHQUAKE>>WE HAVE SEEN THIS EARTHQUAKE OF THE #METOO MOVEMENT. OF THE #METOO MOVEMENT. AND YOU’VE BEEN IN THIS BUSINESS AND YOU’VE BEEN IN THIS BUSINESS A LONG TIME. A LONG TIME. HAVE YOU EXPERIENCED HARASSMENT? HAVE YOU EXPERIENCED HARASSMENT?>>OF COURSE.>>OF COURSE. WHO HASN’T. WHO HASN’T.>>RIGHT.>>RIGHT.>>THIS IS A BIGGER, BROADER>>THIS IS A BIGGER, BROADER ISSUE, I THINK, WHICH IS ISSUE, I THINK, WHICH IS SEDUCTION, I DON’T CARE WHO YOU SEDUCTION, I DON’T CARE WHO YOU ARE, IT’S ABOUT POWER. ARE, IT’S ABOUT POWER. ONCE YOU OVERPOWER SOMEONE, THAT ONCE YOU OVERPOWER SOMEONE, THAT PERSON THEN BECOMES VULNERABLE. PERSON THEN BECOMES VULNERABLE. AND THIS LAST YEAR I THINK HAS AND THIS LAST YEAR I THINK HAS SHINED A LIGHT IN A NEW WAY TO SHINED A LIGHT IN A NEW WAY TO ALLOW US TO START A NEW ALLOW US TO START A NEW CONVERSATION. CONVERSATION. SO WE JUST NEED TO SHIFT THE SO WE JUST NEED TO SHIFT THE PARADIGM. PARADIGM.>>FASCINATING INTERVIEW.>>FASCINATING INTERVIEW.>>WELL, IT’S INTERESTING.>>WELL, IT’S INTERESTING. CAN YOU IMAGINE, IT WAS REALLY CAN YOU IMAGINE, IT WAS REALLY THE 2011 THEM FOR THIS SHOW. THE 2011 THEM FOR THIS SHOW. THE SEASON ENDED, AND THEN THIS THE SEASON ENDED, AND THEN THIS EARTHQUAKE HAPPENS. EARTHQUAKE HAPPENS. KEVIN SPACEY IS OUT. KEVIN SPACEY IS OUT. I THINK THE WHOLE CAST FEELS I THINK THE WHOLE CAST FEELS REALLY GOOD ABOUT BEING ABLE TO REALLY GOOD ABOUT BEING ABLE TO COMPLETE THE SERIES AND TIE UP COMPLETE THE SERIES AND TIE UP SOME LOOSE ENDS. SOME LOOSE ENDS. YES, I TRIED TO GET SOME YES, I TRIED TO GET SOME INFORMATION ABOUT WHAT HAPPENS INFORMATION ABOUT WHAT HAPPENS TO THESE CHARACTERS. TO THESE CHARACTERS. WE’LL HAVE A LOT MORE OF OUR WE’LL HAVE A LOT MORE OF OUR INTERVIEW COMING UP THIS FALL INTERVIEW COMING UP THIS FALL CLOSER TO THE TIME WHEN IT’S CLOSER TO THE TIME WHEN IT’S RELEASED. RELEASED.>>THIS WAS ALREADY SUPPOSED TO>>THIS WAS ALREADY SUPPOSED TO BE THE FINAL SEASON. BE THE FINAL SEASON. I DIDN’T KNOW THAT. I DIDN’T KNOW THAT.>>ACTUALLY, SHE HAD ALREADY>>ACTUALLY, SHE HAD ALREADY BECOME PRESIDENT, TURNED TO THE BECOME PRESIDENT, TURNED TO THE CAMERA AND SAID, “IT’S MY TURN.” CAMERA AND SAID, “IT’S MY TURN.” THEM IT ALL HAPPENED. THEM IT ALL HAPPENED. I GUESS IT KIND OF WORKED IN I GUESS IT KIND OF WORKED IN TERMS OF THE SHOW AS WELL. TERMS OF THE SHOW AS WELL. WE SHOULD MENTION WE DID REACH WE SHOULD MENTION WE DID REACH OUT TO KEVIN SPACEY’S TEAM FOR OUT TO KEVIN SPACEY’S TEAM FOR COMMENT, WE DID NOT HEAR BACK. COMMENT, WE DID NOT HEAR BACK. WE WILL HAVE MORE FROM ROBIN AND WE WILL HAVE MORE FROM ROBIN AND HER “HOUSE OF CARDS” CASTMATES

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