Christmas often brings out the best in people and the bizarre in others. It’s pretty safe to say that Kevin Spacey always did give off a bit of the creepy uncle vibe, at least in some of his better roles (um, American Beauty, anyone?). There was always something on which you just couldn’t put your finger, and if we’re honest with ourselves, it’s probably one of the reasons he was so talented as an artist.
Last year, however, when the House of Cards actor had a string of pretty sketchy allegations made against him, his until-then-lauded career was sent into a tailspin, and he was fired from his main role as the scheming Frank Underwood.
However, in an audacious attempt to quell the conjecture, Spacey has, rather bizarrely we might add, released a video where he ‘reprises’ his role as our favourite presidential psychopath. On Monday this week, the Academy Award winner shared a link to the video across his social channels. It features him wearing a Christmas apron, Frank (or it might be Kevin) addresses the camera in his typically menacing Underwood fashion (dodgy South Carolinian accent and all).
“Of course, some believed everything and have just been waiting with bated breath to hear me confess it all. They’re just dying to have me declare that everything said is true and that I got what I deserve.”
The monologue spans for about three minutes and throughout he blurs the line between reality and the all too often analogous House of Cards universe. There’s absolutely no doubt that Netflix didn’t endorse this little Christmas ‘special’, but it’ll be interesting to see if it carries any repercussions.
“We’re not done no matter what anyone says. I know what you want — you want me back,”
This all comes in the wake of fresh allegations involving Spacey allegedly groping an 18-year-old in a bar in Boston in 2016, for which he is set to be charged, with an arraignment pending in the new year.
“Because I can promise you this, if I didn’t pay the price for the things we both know I did do I’m certainly not going to pay the price for the things I didn’t do.
“Of course they’re going to say I’m being disrespectful, not playing by the rules, like I ever played by anyone’s rules before. I never did, and you loved it.
“Despite all the poppycock, the animosity, the headlines, the impeachment without a trial. Despite everything, despite even my own death, I feel surprisingly good.”
We’ve heard of method acting before, but this is something completely whacko