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Kevin Spacey Buys Woody Allen Netflix in Hopes of Getting a Job

The ‘House of Cards’ star wrote a personal letter to the ‘Blue Jasmine’ director

By: Ashley Baylen
Published: November 21st, 2013 in Culture » Society » News
Kevin Spacey in GQ

You would assume that when you get to Kevin Spacey’s height of popularity in Hollywood that he would be able to work with anyone he wants? It would just take one phone call to land on the set of your favorite director’s set… especially after winning an Oscar and Golden Globe, right? Apparently, that’s not the case, as Spacey explains in an interview with GQ.

Spacey is a huge fan of Woody Allen’s work, and would love nothing more than to act in one of his films. In order to get the idea in the ‘Blue Jasmine’ director’s head, he wrote him a personal letter… and bought him a subscription to Netflix to showcase his talents in ‘House of Cards’.

“I wrote him a letter, and introduced myself as an actor he may or may not know. And I sent him a Netflix subscription, because I want him to watch my work," Spacey explains.

Spacey was happy when Allen responded with “an absolutely wonderful letter” to inform the actor that he is “in contention for things in the future”.

"I believe this: If an actor wants a role or wants to work with somebody, then you do everything within reason to try to get that role. If they want you to audition, you audition. If they want you to screen-test, you screen-test. If they want you to come and tap-dance in their hallway, you tap-dance in their hallway," Spacey adds, explaining that you never should reach a point in your career that you’re above working hard to secure a gig.

While he’s waiting for Allen to give him a call, Spacey remains the star of David Fincher’s highly successful Netflix original series ‘House of Cards’.

"I'm just f***ing happy to have a great job," Spacey says.

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