Robin Wright saved 'House of Cards': Patricia Clarkson

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During Wright's interview on "Today", which weathered its own storm past year after NBC fired then co-host Matt Lauer for sexual misconduct, when Guthrie pressed the actress, she emphasized her distance from Spacey.

Spacey, 58, was sacked from the sixth and final season of the Netflix political drama in November, days after actor Anthony Rapp accused him of making a sexual advance toward him in 1986 when Rapp was 14.

As previously reported, House of Cards' sixth and final season - which will land on Netflix this fall - will center on Wright's Claire Underwood, who is now president of the United States.

"Kevin and I knew each other between action and cut and in between setups where we would giggle", she added softly. I didn't know the man. He was so great with me. "That's my personal experience", she said, telling Guthrie, "That is the only thing I feel I have the right to talk about".

Spacey, now 58, said he did not remember the encounter but apologised for any "inappropriate drunken behaviour".

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When sexual harassment allegations against Kevin Spacey came to light in November a year ago, it was a big blow for House of Cards cast and crew.

The actress goes on to describe Spacey as an "incredible craftsman".

Since Rapp's allegation, more than 15 men have come forward with sexual misconduct allegations against Spacey, who is being investigated in multiple cases by the London police.

"At that time, the shock was so intense all over the nation - for many reasons, many stories, many people".

Wright said she wasn't aware of Spacey's life outside of their "House of Cards" world. "I think it's going to be a stunning, stunning new season and I'm thankful for it".

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