While Kevin Spacey’s Frank Underwood played with people like puppets and served up savory speechifying, Corey Stoll emerged as the ace up House of Cards‘ sleeve. As Peter Russo, he played a congressman who was caught in the wrong place at the wrong time and thusly steered into a tumultuous arc, one with valleys as deep as the peaks high. Here, the actor — whose previous TV credits included NCIS, Law & Order: LA and The Good Wife — hails the “embarrassment of riches” afforded him and the thrill of helping Netflix break new ground.
(Only thematic spoilers follow, for those who have yet to queue up the acclaimed drama.)
TVLINE | There you were, invited to populate this bold new venture, a Netflix original series. Was any…
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