Washington counting down the days to premiere of ‘House of Cards’

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It’s almost here.

 

Season 2 of “House of Cards” premieres on Netflix on Valentine’s Day. And for many obsessed fans in the nation’s capital, the countdown is on.

We got a sneak peak of what’s coming, and it’s going to be a fantastic season. We’d tell you, but we’re sworn to secrecy (and scared by what Francis Underwood, played by Kevin Spacey, would do to us if we broke an embargo.)

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In a conference call with reporters on Tuesday, Spacey noted that some believe the hit show is a realistic depiction of Washington, while others don’t.

Spacey didn’t offer his opinion but said that, unlike on Capitol Hill, legislation moves in “House of Cards.”

“It must be fictional!” Spacey said with a laugh.

Robin Wright, who plays Spacey’s calculating wife, said some have compared her character to Hillary Clinton.

“That couldn’t be further from the truth,” Wright told us.

Wright, who won a Golden Globe for her work in “House of Cards,” isn’t a political junkie.

“I don’t know D.C.” Wright said but added that politics is great theater.

“Everything in politics is transactional,” she said.

Spacey is more of a political animal in real life. To prepare for the first season of the show, Spacey spent time with Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.).

Spacey praised both lawmakers and said he remains in touch with McCarthy.

Molly Parker, who appeared in HBO’s “Deadwood,” will make her premiere on “House of Cards” in the new season. Parker watched the first season in “three days” and said the show has a “Shakespearian quality to it.”

We can’t tell you details about Parker’s role, but we can say she studied the careers of Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Sen. Barbara Boxer
(D-Calif.) before going on the set.

And devoted fans of the show don’t have to worry about this season being the last. Netflix announced this week there will be a third season.