Emmys: Kevin Spacey Explains Why 'House of Cards' President Frank Underwood Would "Willingly Stand Behind" Trump

9:00 AM 8/23/2016

by THR Staff

Bob Odenkirk, Thomas Middleditch and Courtney B. Vance also reveal which candidate their character would vote for in the presidential election.

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  • Bob Odenkirk

    aka Jimmy McGill/Saul Goodman (Better Call Saul)

    Ursula Coyote/Sony Pictures Television/ AMC

    "While he has an appreciation for strong women, I think Jimmy/Saul lands squarely in the Trump camp — there are sheeps and wolves out there, kid. Trump is a wolf. So Saul says, 'Vote Trump and let the fleecing begin!' "

  • Jeffrey Tambor

    aka Maura Pfefferman (Transparent)

    Courtesy of Amazon

    "Hillary Clinton. And after voting, she'd go have a drink with her friend, Davina — to pre-celebrate the results."

  • Thomas Middleditch

    aka Richard Hendricks (Silicon Valley)

    Frank Masi/HBO

    "Yes, Richard is an American citizen. I am not, so I envy those who can take part in the wonderfully dysfunctional American voting system. That said, he would vote Hillary because if he voted Trump, I would have to disown him, which would be sad; music would play, and it might turn into that scene in Old Yeller, if you know what I mean."

  • Kevin Spacey

    aka Frank Underwood (House of Cards)

    Courtesy of Netflix

    "President Underwood would willingly stand behind Donald Trump — in order to push him in the right direction."

  • Aziz Ansari

    aka Dev Shah (Master of None)

    Courtesy of Netflix

    "Seriously? In what scenario do you think Dev would ever vote for that orange-faced lunatic?"

  • Matthew Rhys

    aka Philip Jennings (The Americans)

    Courtesy of FX

    "Hillary. After years of living with Elizabeth, he appreciates a strong woman."

  • Courtney B. Vance

    aka Johnnie Cochran (The People v. O.J. Simpson)

    Courtesy of Prashant Gupta/FX

    "Johnnie would vote for Hillary Clinton because of her record of championing those who don’t have a voice. I think he would look at all the things she has had to endure in her life and recognize a kindred spirit."