Robin Wright has granted her first interview that touches on the sexual misconduct allegations leveled against her former co-star Kevin Spacey to Today’s Savannah Guthrie on NBC.
Wright is promoting House of Cards as its sixth and final season is set to premiere on Netflix. The giant streaming service gave Spacey the boot after multiple men accused Spacey of misconduct, including some members of the crew on House of Cards.
In the interview, Wright distances herself from Spacey, claiming they were merely co-workers, never friends or intimates.
"We were co-workers, really," she said. "We never socialized outside of work."
Despite allegations of misconduct on the set of HOC and previous reports that Spacey’s behavior was common knowledge, she said the cast and crew "were all surprised, of course, and ultimately saddened."
She said she has not spoken to him since his disappearance from Hollywood. (He is reportedly seeking treatment).
"Kevin and I knew each other between action and cut and in between setups where we would giggle," she said. "I didn't know the man. I knew the incredible craftsman that he is."
Spacey was first accused of misconduct by actor Anthony Rapp, who told BuzzFeed in October of 2017 that Spacey made an inappropriate sexual pass at him when he was just 14 years old. (The incident allegedly occurred in 1986). At the time, Spacey issued an apology, saying he didn’t remember, and also coming out as gay. Spacey earned a Golden Globe and five consecutive years of Emmy nominations for his role on HOC. Spacey portrayed politician Frank Underwood and Wright plays his wife, Claire Underwood. The show will bow this fall on Netflix, without Spacey. The fifth season ended with Claire becoming president.