Spacey: Underwood ‘Would Kill’ Trump
Kevin Spacey knows what it takes to be president. After all, he plays Frank Underwood in House of Cards and has experienced the Washington lifestyle firsthand.
While speaking at a gala benefiting the Kevin Spacey Foundation and the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation, he suggested that Underwood would decimate Donald Trump.
“You have to recognize that there’s a distinction: one of them is a fictional character,” he said before pausing, “and the other of them is a fictional character.”
“But, actually, I don’t think The Donald would ever make it to a debate with Frank Underwood, because Frank would kill him.”
He briefly touched on the current political climate and how it turned away young voters.
“I so believe in public service,” Spacey said. “And I think it’s particularly hard nowadays for young people to see and look at our political process and be inspired by it.”
“I hope that the fact that not a lot of s— does get done doesn’t dissuade people from wanting to join public service, whether it’s running for office or doing anything you can to help other people.”
“I hope out show doesn’t dissuade that,” Spacey, 56, added. “It certainly hasn’t for me. I’m fascinated by the political process.”
The Hill reports:
Several nonfictional lawmakers were on hand for Monday’s soiree as money was raised for the Spacey’s foundation, which helps provide education and scholarships for young people interested in theater and film, and Ripken’s charity, which brings athletics to undeserved and disadvantaged communities.
Among those eyed in the audience: House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), whom Spacey shadowed while researching his “House of Cards” role, House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), and Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine).
The event reportedly raised more than $1 million for the two foundations.
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