Kevin Spacey’s ‘NOW’ Teases Inspiration for His ‘House of Cards’ Antihero

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Months before Netflix debuted House of Cards in 2013, Kevin Spacey toured the globe in a production of Richard III as the play’s namesake. The role, documented in the new film NOW: in the Wings on a World Stage, helped Spacey hone his ruthless television persona for the political series’ manipulative antihero Frank Underwood.

“I know that many of you may think Ferris Bueller invented ‘direct address,’ but he didn’t — it was actually Shakespeare,” Spacey said at NOW screening in New York City. In an separate interview with Mashable, he added that he drew inspiration from Richard III‘s soliloquies to mold Underwood’s fourth-wall breakage. …

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