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“Stunned. I was stunned. I think everybody was stunned.”
Diane Lane is discussing the moment she first heard that Kevin Spacey, the star of Netflix’s House of Cards, wouldn’t be returning to set.
“When you’re doing a show that’s this important, well any show really that has been going on this long, you become like a family,” says Lane in an interview with the Star. “But Netflix did an amazing thing by standing by the crew and their families and continuing along. I’m sure it was a difficult decision.”
The sixth and final season of the groundbreaking Netflix show was in jeopardy after Spacey faced multiple accusations of sexual misconduct last year.
Production was halted on the show before the decision Diane Lane, centre, stars with Robin Wright, left, and Greg Kinnear, right, in the final season of Netflix’s hit show House of Cards.
was made to go ahead with a final season.
In September, Los Angeles prosecutors said they would not file criminal charges against Spacey on one of the allegations because it was outside the statute of limitations.
Lane and co-star Greg Kinnear, who play brother and sister political operators in a family of billionaires, were already contracted for the final season when Spacey was fired.
“I wasn’t exactly sure what was going on at the time. I was
in no way close to the pulse. I was sort of waiting patiently for my number like I was in the deli, for them to get back to me,” says the 53-year-old New York City native.