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Watch: Exclusive Clip of Beau Willimon Talking Kevin Spacey and 'House of Cards' on SundanceTV's 'The Writers' Room'

Photo of Ben Travers By Ben Travers | Indiewire May 1, 2014 at 10:18AM

In an exclusive clip from this week's episode of "The Writers' Room" with Jim Rash, "House of Cards" creator Beau Willimon explains how he came up with a "movie star" introduction for Kevin Spacey.
Jim Rash and Beau Willimon on "The Writers' Room."
JC Dhien/AMC Networks Jim Rash and Beau Willimon on "The Writers' Room."

"We wanted a movie star entrance for Kevin Spacey, first and foremost, because we have a friggin' movie star."

That's Beau Willimon breaking down his initial thought process regarding how to introduce Kevin Spacey's Frank Underwood to the world on "House of Cards." In the exclusive clip from SundanceTV's "The Writers' Room," Willimon explains to host Jim Rash how he worked his way from there to what we all saw unfold onscreen in one of television's hottest and most respected dramas. 

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Featuring creator and showrunner Willimon, writer and co-executive producer John Mankiewicz, writer and story editor Laura Eason, actress Molly Parker, and political consultant Matt Bai, the half-hour discussion of what goes into writing the Emmy and Golden Globe-winning Netflix series also covers the program's unique release model, what you'll never see happen, and why Frank started talking to the camera. 

The rest of the episode can be seen this Friday on SundanceTV at 9pm. Check out the clip below.

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