Spacey: People Want Me To Be Evil

Not since the heyday of Jeremy Irons has an actor so reveled in nasty characters as has Kevin Spacey. Of his performance as Machiavellian politician Frank Underwood in “House of Cards,” quoted in Leila Mansouri’s new piece, Spacey says: ‘“People just like me evil for some reason. They want me to be a son of a bitch.” I wondered if they want you unctuous, Mr. Spacey, because they don’t imagine you to be warm and cozy and forthright in real life.

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