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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.


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