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'House Of Cards' Star Kevin Spacey Reveals Why He Would Never Run For President

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(Photo : Getty Images/Paul Morigi) Kevin Spacey plays the ruthless politician Frank Underwood in "House of Cards."

American actor Kevin Spacey does such an incredible job portraying the conniving politician Frank Underwood in "House of Cards" that it's easy to picture him leading America in real life in the White House.

However, when a fan suggested this possibility during an online Q&A hosted by The Guardian, Spacey shot the idea down.

"Fundamentally, I like to accomplish things. I would find politics very frustrating for that reason and like Frank Underwood, I would probably end up killing a lot of people," he replied.

What's interesting about Underwood is how audiences root for him despite all of the bad things he's done. Because the character is able to break the fourth wall and address the audience directly, Spacey thinks it somehow helps build a bond between them.

"At a theatrical device, it's a remarkable idea that a character will break the fourth wall. The audience become their co-conspirators. They provide a chance for the audience to root for and be terrified by the character at the same time," he said.

For now, "House of Cards" is on hiatus, so Spacey is focused on other projects.

"'House of Cards' takes six months of the year. At the moment, it's enough for me to be doing that and a few concerts. Other than that, I'm busy with the work of my foundation which is focused on using theater and film as an education tool," he said. "The exciting part is that I don't really know what's coming next."

Earlier, Spacey said that he sometimes worries whether or not the show has "gone too far" with their storyline or "crossed the Rubicon" by creating "something unbelievable."

Underwood has indeed done a lot of shocking things, such as pushing his ex-lover Zoe Barnes (Kate Mara) in front of a moving subway.

But whenever Spacey turns on the TV and watches the news, he is led to believe that they "haven't gone far enough," according to Raw Story.

Catch "House of Cards" season 5 next year on Netflix.

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Jun 14, 2016 11:44 PM EDT

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