Kevin Spacey used his long-neglected character on “House of Cards” to deliver a strange and ominous message on Christmas Eve and spark his fictional presidential bid.
An embattled Spacey — who portrayed a rogue politician who takes down his enemies by any means necessary — indicated he was seeking a potential 2024 run in a bizarre interview with Tucker Carlson.
“I've always believed that nothing should be off the table in life or in art,” Spacey ominously told Tucker Carlson in his character's Southern cadence.
“I think we can agree that we need to get some adults back in the room. If that means taking on the executive role, that's a sacrifice I'm willing to make for this great nation,” he added.
Spacey was reviving his bizarre tradition of posting cryptic videos on Christmas Eve. His character doesn't seem to think it's too late to throw his hat in the ring.
“I guess there's a time. I've never been afraid to be a little late to the dance,” he continued, later describing running for president as “jumping in the jacuzzi with Bonner.”
Spacey starred in the hit Netflix show as Frank Underwood, a wily and intelligent Democrat who rose from House Majority Whip to President by deploying ruthless tactics that sometimes included killing his opponents.
The New Jersey-born actor was later fired from his role in the sixth and final season that aired in 2018 after several sexual assault accusations surfaced against him.
Spacey has denied some of the accusations against him and has done so over the summer Acquitted of sexual assault on four The men were tried by a jury in London.
During Bonkers' interview with Carlson, the scandal-plagued actor wished viewers a Merry Christmas, but his Christmas special took a white Christmas in a completely different direction.
“The truth is, I like nothing better on this day than to do a bunch of punches, drink whiskey and coke, hit a reindeer with my car, and wish you all the naughtiest Christmas ever,” he said nonchalantly of his Christmas plans. .
He had cut similar eyebrow-raising videos on Christmas Eve between 2018 and 2020.
Carlson, who was let go from Fox News in April, seemed at times unsure who he was really talking to and asked, “Is this like an episode or is it real?”
“Well, maybe it's a little bit of both,” Spacey replied cryptically.
“I mean, Tucker, what's right and what's wrong? What's life? What's art? What's real? What's performance? I like it when those things intersect because then it gets interesting.”
At one point, Spacey put Carlson in an awkward position, suggesting he would need a vice president.
“What role do you want to play? I mean, if I run, I'm going to need a vice president,” Spacey said.
“I'll sleep on it,” Carlson said without missing a beat. He has faced some chatter about being Donald Trump's choice for vice president in 2024.
Spacey appears to be staying in character, and he teased that he would likely be independent if he did a virtual run.
“I have always been an independent my whole life regardless of my party affiliation, although at the moment I do not fully recognize my old party,” he said.
Underwood was a Democrat on the show and hinted that he would restore order as president.
“We're so close to having a beanbag chair in the Oval Office. We're spoiling everyone,” he lamented.
“You think you're a bunny? That's fine. But let me tell you something. You're certainly not going to see someone walking through the White House with bunny ears and a tail unless it's Easter,” he added, referring to some of the unique characters who have ventured near the executive mansion. .
When asked how the nation got to this place, Spacey replied: “Fear, fear, and then more fear.”
Faced by Underwood, Spacey appeared dissatisfied with the current slew of candidates vying for the presidency. The Republican presidential primary is scheduled to hold its first contest — in Iowa on January 15, 2024.
“I love Vivek, and the drain on Ramaswamy. Nikki Haley is tough, and she's no doubt learned a thing or two from watching me,” Spacey said when asked about the 2024 contenders.
“I think ultimately we need someone in the White House who is not afraid, like me — who is not afraid to push our country or a journalist in the right direction if it comes to that,” he added, referring to the way Underwood pushed a journalist. Until her death in the capital's metro.
Since his dismissal from Fox News, Carlson has launched a show on X and the Tucker Carlson Network subscription service.
Over the past couple of months, he's interviewed a host of controversial figures like Andrew Tate, Alex Jones, Martin Shkreli, and more.
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