Kevin Spacey: House of Cards Story Lines Are ‘Not That Crazy’

Kevin Spacey’s appearance on ABC’s This Week Sunday morning was mildly disturbing, and not just because we’d almost forgotten he doesn’t really speak with Frank Underwood’s South Carolina* drawl. “We can get done shooting on a day, and I’ll come home and turn on the news and think: ‘You know, our storylines are not that crazy, they’re really not,’” the House of Cards star told host George Stephanopoulos. “Some people feel that 99 percent of the show is accurate, and that the 1 percent that isn’t is that you could never get an education bill passed that quickly.” In case you didn’t get Spacey’s point about Congress’s fondness for blackmail and murder, he shared a quote from House Majority Whip Representative Kevin McCarthy. “He actually said recently that, ‘If I could kill just one member of Congress, I’d never have to worry about another vote,’” Spacey said.

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*Both Frank Underwood and the peach-shaped water tower are from South Carolina, not Georgia. We regret the error.

Spacey: House of Cards Plot ‘Not That Crazy’