Did House of Cards Make Kevin Spacey Fall?
Do television shows affect the fate of actors?
If actors play evil characters, is it easier to imagine they are evil people? Do viewers subconsciously think, “He’s probably not even acting. That’s who he is.”
If an actor plays a saint, do we forever remember them as virtuous, never believing they are capable of deceit? No matter what we hear about them later in the tabloids, we’re on their side.
Anyone who arms them IRL reviles us. We decided who that actor was as soon as we saw their tv show. Real-life proof? Please, we don’t need it.
I’m not saying I think Julia Roberts is actually a prostitute. She’s the exception to this rule.
Look at Emma Stone in Easy A. Ever since I saw her in that film, I think of Emma as a woman who doesn’t suffer fools. I would have followed her around like a puppy in high school. Maybe even now.
I don’t care what else Emma Stone acts in. If she plays Satan and eats puppies, I’m still hopelessly devoted. Emma Stone is forever etched into my brain as perfection because of that modern-day Scarlet Letter movie. Not because we met and she was kind to me. I don’t need real experiences to show me who a person is.
This brings me to Kevin Spacey, who was just found not-guilty of several counts of sexual assault. It took six years to bring that verdict around. All that time I assumed he was guilty.
Did you see him in House of Cards? He is so obviously evil incarnate in real life. How could anyone ever think he was a good person? No one is that good an actor.
Look at Meghan Markel in the series Suits. I’ve been bingeing Suits on Netflix. She is hands-down, the nicest, most helpful paralegal in New York.
Break up the Royal Family? I don’t think so, King Charles. Hasn’t thee Royal Family seen Suits?
Back to Kevin Spacey? In House of Cards, Kevin Spacey/ President Francis Underwood, murdered that poor woman he was having an affair with by pushing her in front of a train.