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Kevin Spacey concedes House of Cards ‘doesn’t go far enough’

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By John Glenday, Reporter

April 12, 2016 | 2 min read

The current US presidential campaign has confirmed the old adage that the truth is stranger than fiction and one of the first to admit this is Hollywood actor Kevin Spacey, who plays the part of a conniving politician in hit Netflix political drama House of Cards.

Whilst this fiction holds plenty of intrigue it doesn’t come close to matching the bizarre goings on in the real-life drama, prompting him to suggest that script writers for the show have been playing it too safe, stating that the show ‘doesn’t go far enough’.

Commenting on the show Spacey said he: “will go to my hotel room and wonder ‘have we gone too far ... have we crossed the Rubicon” by creating “something unbelievable ... then I turn on the TV and watch the news ... then I think we haven’t gone far enough.”

Season 4 of the drama follows a hypothetical election campaign in tandem with the real deal but the antics of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders et al has often thrown them in the shade.

It’s not just US audiences who have been following the career path of Frank Underwood however with Spacey revealing that ‘the Chinese government rather enjoy it’, presumably amused by the excesses inherent in democratic system of government.

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