'House of Cards' star Kevin Spacey presents presidential portrait in-character
UPI News Service, 02/24/2016
Kevin Spacey introduced his "House of Cards" character Frank Underwood's honorary presidential portrait in-character at The Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery.
The actor took part in the portrait's unveiling ceremony in Washington, D.C. Monday, which reportedly included an exclusive sneak peak at the fourth season of the Netflix original series.
Spacey arrived on the scene in-character as his ruthless political persona Underwood, giving a brief speech and making joking references to this year's U.S. presidential election.
"Listen, I have an election to win myself," he said, according to The Verge. "I'm absolutely convinced, a few more cities and I'm going to win this damn election."
In reference to the six-foot portrait painted by British artist Jonathan Yeo, Spacey (as Underwood) reportedly said "I'm pleased that the Smithsonian continues to prove itself as a worthwhile institution...I'm one step closer to convincing the rest of the country that I am the president."
Netflix also used the opportunity to release a new teaser for the anticipated season of "House of Cards" featuring Michael Kelly as the loyal Doug Stamper.
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