People have constantly drawn comparisons between real-life American politics and the Netflix political drama “House of Cards,” so naturally, the cast of the show are often asked about their opinions on what’s going on in the campaign trail.
Kevin Spacey, the actor who portrays lead character Frank Underwood, told The Hollywood Reporter that he thinks Underwood would willingly back Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
However, the motive behind his support isn’t all that good.
“President Underwood would willingly stand behind Donald Trump — in order to push him in the right direction,” he said.
Spacey’s thoughts on what Underwood would do to Trump are not far off from what his co-star Constance Zimmer thinks he would do.
Zimmer, who played journalist Janine Skorsky on the show, was asked by USA Today how Underwood would defeat Trump. Zimmer jokingly answered, “I think he would just kill him! I think he'd just off him. That's clean. He'd just finish him.”
Her co-star Neve Campbell, who plays political strategist Leann Harvey, agreed. “I have a feeling he'd have to get violent," she said. "I think he'd have to cut it off at the pass.”
As for Michael Kelly, who plays Frank Underwood's chief of staff Doug Stamper, he is not a huge fan of Trump and even thinks the politician has a “loose screw.”
“You know you have a problem in American politics when they're making 'House of Cards' look normal,” he laughingly told The Telegraph.
He cannot understand why people are buying Trump’s crazy antics and brash statements. “This guy is making a mockery of something that's been very serious for a very long time, and so are those people supporting him. He's been openly racist and demeaning to women, yet he's being considered seriously,” he said of Trump.
“House of Cards” Season 5 will premiere sometime in 2017.