Do not ask Robin Wright if she could have predicted the wave of sexual misconduct allegations against Kevin Spacey.
And that is because the actress was never particularly close with her “House of Cards” co-star. In a new clip from Wright’s upcoming interview with Savannah Guthrie, the star said she only knew Spacey “between action and cut.”
“Kevin and I knew each other between action and cut, and in between setups where we would giggle,” she said. “I didn’t really – I didn’t know the man. I knew the incredible craftsman that he is.”
Asked how she and the rest of the “House of Cards” team reacted to the news of the allegations against Spacey, Wright said, “We were all surprised, of course, and ultimately saddened.”
As for the decision to fire Spacey from the show, Wright was hesitant to judge.
“The shock was so intense all over the nation for many reasons, many stories, many people,” she explained. “I think that everybody felt that it was respectful to back off.”
The actress also spoke about the #MeToo movement in general, saying, “Seduction, I don’t care who you are, it’s about power. And once you overpower someone, that person then becomes vulnerable. This last year I think has shined a light in a new way to allow us to start a new conversation, so we need to just shift the paradigm.”
“House of Cards” co-stars Michael Kelly and Constance Zimmer were also interviewed and opened up about what it was like to have their first table read without Spacey.
The first table read was always Robin, Kevin and me at the head of the table,” Kelly recalled. “The first time we sat down, it was me and Robin and both of us looked at each other and it was like, ‘Wow, we’re doing this.'”
Wright, 64, will star solo in the sixth and final season of “House of Cards” following Netflix’s decision to boot Spacey.
The full interview on NBC’s “Today” will air Monday.