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Robin Wright Addresses Kevin Spacey Allegations: 'We Were All Surprised'

09 July 2018, 06:57 | Myron Mathis

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Though Wright wouldn't comment on whether she personally felt Netflix did the right thing by severing ties with Spacey, she said House of Cards' cast and crew largely agreed with the decision. In a teaser for the interview with journalist Savannah Guthrie, Wright revealed she didn't really know the man behind the actor.

The actress goes on to describe Spacey as an "incredible craftsman". The season will premiere later this year, which means that it's time for Wright to start doing publicity rounds, and of course, she couldn't avoid addressing the allegations against Spacey.

Some of the Spacey accusations came from people who had worked on the House of Cards set, who told CNN that the star created a "toxic" work environment through "predatory" behavior.

The character became the USA president at the end of the last season, a position previously held by her on-screen husband. "[It was a] respectful, professional relationship".

"He was so great with me - was never disrespectful to me, " Wright, 52, continued.

Scotland Yard is investigating six allegations against Oscar-winner Spacey, five of sexual assault and one of assault.

Wright has been credited with galvanizing the effort to save the show from cancellation after actor Anthony Rapp came forward last November with the allegation that he was assaulted by Spacey when Rapp was 14.

"At that time, the shock was so intense all over the nation - for many reasons, many stories, many people".

"This is a bigger, broader issue, I think - which is seduction", Wright said. "So that's my personal experience".

Wright said she wasn't aware of Spacey's life outside of their "House of Cards" world.

I think in this #MeToo moment, we all need to raise our games - especially the entertainment press, which has a history of having some interviewers playing nice in return for exclusive interviews.

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