Just in time for the Fourth of July, President Claire Underwood has a message for fans of Netflix’s “House of Cards.”
“Happy Independence Day…to me. #myturn”
A message from the President of the United States. pic.twitter.com/yx0P3qyHfW
— House of Cards (@HouseofCards) July 4, 2018
The promo is another chance for fans to get a glimpse of Claire as the president, and the supporting hashtag certainly provides a message of intent as she declares her literal and figurative independence from her husband Frank in a not-so-subtle fashion.
Between seasons, Kevin Spacey, who played Frank Underwood, was accused of sexual misconduct by 15 different men, including actor Anthony Rapp, who said Spacey sexually harassed him when he was 14, and the accusations led to Spacey being fired from the show.
Spacey and Wright have led the show as the power-hungry power couple throughout the show’s five seasons. Season 5 of “House of Cards” ended with Frank Underwood resigning as U.S. President and being replaced by Claire, who manipulates Frank to take control of the White House and denies him his hopes for a presidential pardon for his many misdeeds.
In saying that it’s her turn, and if that hashtag is any indication, expect for Claire to take full advantage of being the 47th president.
11 TV Cast Upheavals, From Kevin Spacey in 'House of Cards' to Clayne Crawford in 'Lethal Weapon' (Photos)
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These shows have had major cast shakeups in recent months
Actor Seann William Scott took over the role of Martin Riggs for the show's third season, which got the green light from Fox on May 13. A representative from Warner Bros. Television said the studio "decided not to renew Clayne Crawford’s contract for ‘Lethal Weapon'" after reports of bad behavior on set, described as "complaints of emotional abuse and creating a hostile environment."
Crawford apologized last month and wished the "Lethal Weapon" team luck on their third season without him. “To my cast and crew – CONGRATULATIONS on season 3!” Crawford wrote. “To the Fans – Thank you for the overwhelming support and love. Riggs was a dream role and the experience will live with me forever. My heart is full. Good Luck nxt season!!” he said on Instagram over the weekend.
"I take great pride in treating everyone in life with dignity and kindness," the 40-year-old actor said in April. "I am very grateful for my job, and I work extremely hard at it. I have a responsibility to do good work for my coworkers, my family, and my home state, and most especially for the fans. I hope they will stick with me and stick with the show."
Fox bosses said the decision to move ahead with a new season without Crawford was not their decision, but that of Warner Bros.
"Ultimately, our partners at Warner Bros. come to us about three weeks ago to tell us that they could not deliver ‘Lethal Weapon’ as we’ve known it before, that there were some real challenges in the cast. They thought long and hard about it. I know that was not their first choice,” said Dana Walden, Chairmen and CEO, Fox Television Group.