In a recent event sponsored by The Smithsonian, House of Cards show creator Beau Willimon spoke about the Netflix series and very unwillingly dished on season 3.
On June 20, the Washington Post captured Willimon's interaction with the New York Times's David Carr at the event, which was held at the Natural History Museum in New York.
While talking about Robin Wright, who plays Claire Underwood on the Netflix series, directing her first episode of the show in season 2, Willimon suggested that they shared a great collaborative spark behind the camera.
"She's a natural. She has been in the business for many years so she knows her way around a set. She has an intuitive understanding of the craft; she has exquisite taste; she has great insight into story," he said. "Her thoughts about scripts, whether it's her character or someone else's, always make the script better. She is a born leader."
Willimon also revealed that Wright directed one of his favorite episodes from that season and that there was a lot of work lined up for her as the episode dealt with a lot of complexity.
"It was late in the season so it's when all the various storylines are really beginning to converge and the heat is ratcheted up and so is the pace. She did so much preparation," he said. "She is a first-time director and anything she didn't know the answer to she wasn't afraid to ask. But most importantly, she had a vision for what that episode would be."
While complimenting her directorial abilities again, Willimon joked about how she only wanted to direct now. "She's a really wonderful director and I can't wait to see her direct more," he said. "She threatens that all she wants to do now is direct instead of act. But I know that she can do both at the same time. That episode was a clear example."
The third season of House of Cards will film in Maryland, where the first and second seasons were also shot. Initially, the continuation of filming of the third season of the Netflix series was fraught with troubles over the past few weeks as the producers weren't getting permission from the State of Maryland. But the issue was finally resolved on April 25.
Watch a trailer for Season 2 of House of Cards: