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Kate Mara Opens Up About the ‘Shocking and Devastating’ Kevin Spacey Situation

She starred alongside him for the first 13 episodes of "House of Cards."

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Kate Mara left “House of Cards” early in its second season, but it remains one of her best-known roles — not least for the skill with which she played off Kevin Spacey. Now the actress has opened up about the many accusations of sexual misconduct that led to the two-time Oscar winner being fired from the show, telling the New York Times that “that whole thing to me to this day is very shocking and devastating all around.”

Mara is coy when first asked about her time on the Netflix drama, saying only, “I had a really amazing experience on that show for the 13 episodes I was on it.” Mara co-starred alongside Spacey for the first season of the series before departing at the beginning of its second go-round, while Spacey remained the show’s star until he was fired late last year.

She’s still excited to see what happens next, especially now that Robin Wright has taken the reins. “Oh my God, I will tell you that from Day 1, I’ve been waiting for Robin to take over!” she says. “There’s nobody like her.” Mara will next be seen in “Chappaquiddick.”

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