Could Kevin James Be Replacing Kevin Spacey In 'House Of Cards'?
Since the revelation of Kevin Spacey's alleged sexual misconduct over the years made headlines, House of Cards, the Netflix original drama that the actor starred in, ultimately halted the production of it's sixth season and Netflix cut ties with Spacey.
Spacey has reportedly checked himself into sex addiction clinic where he looks to seek 'professional' help and evaluation.
Fans of the show, however, feel that it must go on, and they've already chosen a candidate to continue the series.
Actor Kevin James has been chosen by the public to portray Spacey's character, Congressman Frank Underwood, in the Netflix drama. A petition was created on the website Change.org by Robert Pyma, who has expressed his desire to see James swoop in and save the show from cancellation.
"Losing a great show is hard, no matter the circumstances. However, with hardship comes the opportunity for a great show to become one of the greatest television shows of all time. I think Kevin James can elevate House of Cards to a globally adored franchise like Game of Thrones and make the entire world focus on one of the most important Netflix original series there is," the petition reads.
Could James handle the responsibility and the burden of taking on such a task? James is currently the star of the show, Kevin Can Wait, on CBS. The show recently reunited him with former costar Leah Remini, who played his onscreen wife in King of Queens.
The petition has garnered over 22,000 signatures and if it reaches a total of 25,000, it will be delivered to the headquarters of Netflix.
Meanwhile, more men have come forward and accused Spacey of sexually harassing them. Actor Richard Dreyfuss' son, Harry Dreyfuss, wrote in a shocking article to Buzzfeed news that Spacey groped him when he was 18 years old. Dreyfuss accompanied his father to the American Beauty actor's apartment to rehearse lines for the play Complicit. Dreyfuss alleged that Spacey touched his knee while his father was busy reading his lines and when he pushed his hand away, Spacey continued to pursue him.
"Once again Kevin followed me, sat down, and with considerable effort, slid his hand between my right hand and my right leg. Kevin crawled his hand from my thigh until it reached his crotch area. I stopped reading the script and my eyes went wide. I lifted up my head and faced him. Looking into his eyes, I gave the most meager shake of my head that I could manage," Dreyfuss recounted.
Another man, a journalist who remains anonymous, stated that Spacey 'yelled' at him for not wanting to have sex with him.
"(Spacey) came out after me and literally stood between me and the door. This man was screaming in my face outside of the main bar area, red-faced, spit flying out of his mouth, screaming at me with fury because I didn't want to [have sex with] him. He was actually saying that I did want to and I was a coward. That was his tactic. It was unbelievable," he wrote.
Spacey is currently at the same facility that Harvey Weinstein joined after facing allegations of sexual abuse and harassment.