House of Cards Season 5 is almost upon us, premiering on May 30. With so much turmoil and unexpected surprises in the real world of politics this past year, can the political TV show even compete? Is there anything left to show us that we haven't seen in real life, surrounding Donald Trump's administration? House of Cards' cast members, Michael Kelly, Neve Campbell, and Kevin Spacey say the show doesn't mirror real life, or else it won't be entertaining enough - but also admit that Trump is "crazier" than their show.
Netflix' House of Cards follows the life of Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey), a Democrat from South Carolina who rises from being a minor political figure, to the position of President of the United States. Along the way, Frank stops at nothing and removes - sometimes violently - anything and anyone who might stand in his path to power.
Michael Kelly plays Frank's loyal Chief of Staff, Douglas "Doug" Stamper on House of Cards Season 5. Neve Campbell portrays political consultant LeAnn Harvey. The two of them sat down with CNN to talk about the upcoming season - and were asked about the similarities between the fictional political world on the show - and the one in real life.
"Which is crazier," Michael and Neve were asked directly, "House of Cards Season 5, Or..." - And without even waiting for the reporter to finish her question, both cast members immediately answered - "Trump."
"This is insane what's happening in the real world. This is crazy town right now. It's disturbing. We've always been a country, except for in television, that has someone who can represent the American people with knowledge and respect and proper decorum. This is the first time that we've not had that and that's incredibly troubling."
"I'm a dad and I have kids and I'm a family man, I have to care about things like women's rights. I want my daughter to grow up in a world where she's respected equally."