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Kevin Spacey: 'House Of Cards' Not Far From Reality Published: February 16, 2014

WASHINGTON -- Actor Kevin Spacey said even though his "House of Cards" character Francis Underwood has resorted to murder, extortion and corruption, the show is not far from reality. Spacey joined ABC's "This Week" to discuss the Netflix show, which premiered its second season on Friday.

"Look, for me it's like performance art, you know," he said. "We can get done shooting on a day, and I'll come home and turn on the news and I'll think, 'You know, our storylines are not that crazy. They're really not.'"

Host George Stephanopoulos pointed out that President Barack Obama had joked about Underwood, Spacey's character, a conniving House majority whip who is vying for higher spots in Washington.

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