‘House of Cards’ Star: Senior Obama Official Told Me Some Political Reporters Sleep With Their Sources
WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — A star of the Netflix hit “House of Cards” confesses during a recent magazine interview that a senior Obama administration official told her that some political reporters sleep with their sources.
Robin Wright, who plays Claire Underwood in the critically acclaimed series, made the comment in an upcoming issue of Capitol File.
“D.C. is more corrupt than Hollywood. It really is,” Wright told the magazine, according to The Washington Post. “It’s more sleazy than Hollywood … how much infidelity goes on.”
Wright also said in the interview that she didn’t want to base her character after former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
“The only note that David Fincher (the show’s executive producer) ever gave me when we started the show was to be still. People were suggesting to base the character on Hillary Clinton or other strong women personas, and I didn’t want to do that,” Wright said. “When we shot the first couple of scenes, David would come over to me and say, ‘Don’t move. Don’t move. Claire is a bust.’ Now when I have the Claire clothes, the Claire hair, and say the Claire words, it just clicks. I’m completely and totally still [except with Kevin Spacey]. We’re so goofy. In between takes, we’re very goofy. We giggle a lot.”
The second season of the political thriller about a power-hungry Washington couple premiered in its entirety last Friday on Netflix. President Barack Obama’s official Twitter account noted the occasion along with the request: “No spoilers, please.”
Cast members reveled in the real-life president’s support at a premiere event Thursday night. Wright says Obama “knows good stuff.”
And Kate Mara, who plays reporter Zoe Barnes, double-checked the authenticity of the tweet before celebrating. She calls Obama’s message “one of the coolest things that’s happened to me.”
Mara says the 13-episode season is “just as dark as the first.”
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