Kevin Spacey

  • Aired:  08/14/13
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"House of Cards" actor Kevin Spacey explains why he should get an award for TV even though his show is on the Internet. (5:42)

[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]

>> Stephen: MY GUEST TONIGHT IS

NOMINATED FOR AN EMMY FOR HIS

PORTRAYAL OF AN UNSCRUPULOUS

CONGRESSMAN.

BUT HE MIGHT LOSE TO EVERY OTHER

CONGRESSMAN.

PLEASE WELCOME KEVIN SPACEY.

[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]

[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]

THANKS FOR COMING BACK.

NICE TO SEE YOU.

NICE SUIT.

>> THANK YOU.

Stephen: YOU LOOK LIKE AN

EXTRA IN "TO KILL A

MOCKINGBIRD."

ATTICA'S STUNT DOUBLE.

THANK YOU FOR COMING BACK.

>> I WAS TRYING TO GIVE YOU THAT

SOUTHERN FEELING TODAY.

>> Stephen: YOU'VE GOT IT

BARYKS.

YOU'VE GOT IT.

YOU WERE HERE FOR MANY REASONS.

OTHER THAN YOU LIKE HANGING OUT

OBVIOUSLY BUT YOU ARE A FAMED

ACTOR, WRITER, DIRECTOR,

TWO-TIME OSCAR WINNER, CURRENTLY

STAR OF THE NETFLIX SERIES

"HOUSE OF CARDS" IN WHICH YOU

PLAY...

[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]

THANK YOU.

I DID READ THAT WELL.

AND NOMINATED FOR NINE EMMYS,

THIS SHOW.

NINE!

WOW!

OKAY.

I'VE GOT A BEEF ABOUT THIS

THOUGH.

KEV...

>> ME OR THE SHOW.

Stephen: IT'S NOT A TV SHOW.

IT'S AN INTERNET SHOW.

I HAVE A TV SHOW, OKAY.

YOU ARE ADMITTEDLY THE JACKIE

ROBINSON OF THE INTERNET.

YOU ARE BRINGING THE SHOW... WHY

SHOULD YOU GET AN AWARD FOR TV

WHEN YOU'RE NOT ON TV?

WHAT DO YOU WANT NEXT, THE

HEISMAN?

DEFEND YOURSELF.

>> LOOK, IT'S WHERE THINGS HAVE

BEEN GOING FOR THE LAST, YOU

KNOW, YOU LOOK AT THE LAST EIGHT

YEARS THE WAY IN WHICH PEOPLE

ARE WATCHING, BINGEING ON SHOWS.

IT ALL STARTED WITH THE BOX.

THE TRUTH IS I THINK THAT'S BEEN

REMARKABLE ABOUT HOW THE

AUDIENCE HAS RESPONDED TO HOUSE

OF CARDS COMING OUT ALL AT ONCE

ALL 1 OF THE FIRST SEASON CAME

OUT IS THAT THEY ARE IN CONTROL.

THEY CAN WATCH IT HOW THEY WANT

TO WATCH IT.

IF THEY WANT TO BINGE, THEY CAN.

IF THEY WANT TO WATCH TWO, THEY

CAN.

IF THEY WANT TO WATCH NONE, LIKE

YOU, THEY DON'T HAVE TO.

>> Stephen: YOUR CHARACTER

REPRESENTS THE FIFTH DISTRICT IN

SOUTH CAROLINA.

MY HOME STATE GREAT PLACE.

>> I WAS RECENTLY THERE.

Stephen: OKAY.

BUT HE'S A DEMOCRAT.

YOU ARE A WHITE DEMOCRAT FROM

SOUTH CAROLINA.

IS THIS THE SHOW THAT'S GOT THE

DRAGONS IN IT TOO?

BECAUSE THIS SEEMS LIKE FANTASY

TO ME.

I'M FROM THERE, BUDDY.

WHO DREAMT THAT UP AND WHAT WERE

THEY SMOKING?

>> WELL, I DON'T KNOW WHAT THEY

WERE SMOKING.

BUT I HOPE THEY SMOKED AT LEAST

TWO OF THEM TO GET THERE.

LOOK, IT'S OBVIOUSLY A FICTIONAL

SHOW BECAUSE IT'S ALSO A

CONGRESS [BLEEP] GETS DONE.

>> Stephen: IS YOUR CHARACTER

FOCUSED ON THE IMPORTANT STUFF

LIKE REPEALING OBAMA CARE?

IS THERE ANY VOTES ON THAT YET?

>> IN OUR FIRST SEASON WE PASSED

AN EDUCATION BILL.

>> Stephen: YEAH.

AMAZING.

Stephen: DID THIS MAKE

POLITICS APPEALING TO YOU ALL IN

ANYWAY?

>> DO YOU HAVE A BUCKET?

Stephen: ARE YOU GOING TO

DROP IN ALL THE REASONS WHY?

THE REASON I ASK IS THAT I'M NOT

AN ACTOR BUT I KNOW SOME

HOLLYWOOD FOLK.

AND I'VE MET A LOT OF WASHINGTON

PEOPLE.

AND WHICH DO YOU THINK IS IS

MORE SELF-CENTERED HOLLYWOOD OR

WASHINGTON BECAUSE IT'S BEEN

SAID THAT WASHINGTON IS JUST

HOLLYWOOD FOR UNATTRACTIVE

PEOPLE.

WHICH DO YOU THINK IS MORE OF AN

OOKY SOCIETY TO BE IN?

>> I GET TO LIVE IN BOTH WORLDS

SO I REALLY GET THE BEST OF THE

ICKINESS.

>> Stephen: HOW WOULD YOU

COMPARE, WELL, THE SELFISHNESS,

THAT IS INHERENT IN IN HOLLYWOOD

AND THE SELFISHNESS THAT

UNFORTUNATELY IS ENDEMIC IN

WASHINGTON?

>> HERE'S THE GREAT THING.

I MOVED TO LONDON TEN YEARS AGO

SO I WOULDN'T HAVE TO IN THE

SELFISHNESS OF HOLLYWOOD.

AND WE SHOOT IN BALTIMORE SO

WE'RE NOT REALLY IN D.C. SO I

KIND OF MANAGED TO AVOID IT ALL.

>> Stephen: DID YOU EVER RUN

INTO THOSE GUYS FROM "THE WIRE"?

HAVE YOU HEARD OF THOSE GUYS

FROM THE WIRE?

>> AND THEY WERE CANCELED.

LOOK, IT'S BEEN FASCINATING

WATCHING HOW PEOPLE IN

WASHINGTON -- BECAUSE I'VE MET A

NUMBER OF THE ACTUAL PEOPLE WHO

DO THIS JOB, KEVIN McCARTHY

WHO IS THE MAJORITY WHIP AND

STENY HOYER WHO IS THE MINORITY

WHIP.

>> Stephen: ARE YOU MODELED ON

ANYONE.

>> NOT REALLY.

WHEN THIS CHARACTER WAS WRITTEN

IT WAS BASED ON RICHARD III.

>> Stephen: THE HUNCH BACK KING.

WHICH IS WHY IN THE SERIES I

TURN AND I TALK DIRECTLY TO THE

AUDIENCE, MUCH THE SAME WAY YOU

DO HERE NIGHT AFTER NIGHT.

ALTHOUGH IN MY CASE THEY LISTEN.

>> Stephen: YOU HAVEN'T WON THAT

EMMY YET, KEV.

[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]

>> Stephen: THANK YOU.

KEVIN SPACEY, "HOUSE OF CARDS,"

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