Variety ran an interview with Keven Spacey, star of the hit Netflix original series House of Cards the other day. Toward the end of the piece, Spacey mentioned that Woody Allen is a director that he's never worked with, but would like to. Apparently Spacey sent Allen a letter introducing himself, and gifted him a Netflix subscription.
Variety quotes Spacey: "There are some directors where I think, ‘Why do you never call?’ I wrote a letter to Woody Allen recently. I introduced myself as an actor he might have heard of, but perhaps not, and I gifted him a Netflix subscription so he could watch my show.”
The publication notes that Allen did write back to Spacey, which the actor said was "even more awesome". It's unclear whether or not Allen watched House of Cards or whether he will cast Spacey in a forthcoming project. But come on. How could you not cast Kevin Spacey in something if he actually wants to be in it?
House of Cards, meanwhile, is in the middle of filming for season 2, and is picking up a handful of new cast members along the way.
The other day, the crew began transforming Maryland's State House into a set for the show for scenes filming this week. They're reportedly remaking the House of Delegates chamber so that it resembles that of the U.S. Senate. According to The Huffington Post:
Portraits of former speakers of the House that lined the chamber's walls have been sent to archives. Walls with plaques have been covered by faux marble walls. Blank facades were placed over the voting boards that display the names of Maryland delegates.
No release date for the season has been announced so far, but 13 episodes are expected. Season 1 hit DVD and Blu-ray last week, opening the door for a wider audience to fall in love with the show everyone has been talking about since it launched.