Robin Wright on Kevin Spacey: 'I didn't know the man'

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Wright has remained mum about Spacey, but is set to break her silence on Monday in an interview with Today.

"We have lovely showrunners, Frank [Pugliese] and Melissa [Gibson], and they killed themselves to rethink the whole show", she added of the efforts made to recreate the series without its Emmy-winning star, who was sacked while production on the sixth season was well underway.

This is the first time that Wright has publicly addressed the controversy surrounding her former co-star of five years.

The eight-episode final season of House of Cards, expected to drop on Netflix this autumn, will focus on Claire Underwood's career. He was so great with me. The actress told "TODAY" she knew Spacey "between action and cut".

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Numerous other allegations followed, ranging from sexual harassment to sexual assault, with police in London and Los Angeles investigating claims against the Oscar winning thespian. "I didn't really - I didn't know the man".

Spacey, 58, was accused of numerous instances of sexual misconduct, beginning with an alleged unwanted sexual advance on "Star Trek: Discovery" actor Anthony Rapp when Rapp was just 14 years old. "I knew the incredible craftsman that he is". But I think at that time, the shock was so intense all over the nation for many reasons, many stories many people. "I think it's going to be a stunning, stunning new season and I'm thankful for it".

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.

The sixth and final season of "House of Cards" debuts on Netflix this fall.

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