Constance Zimmer on Robin Wright's 'House of Cards' Takeover: "It Should Have Been Done Sooner"

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The actress, who plays White House reporter Janine Skorsky, is excited for fans to see her co-star sworn in as president in the sixth season.

The final season of Netflix's House of Cards is fast-approaching, and Constance Zimmer, who plays White House reporter Janine Skorsky, is ready for a change of power.

Shortly after firing Kevin Spacey for allegations of sexual misconduct in November, Netflix announced that the show would continue with Robin Wright's Claire Underwood in the Oval Office.

Zimmer expressed her support for Wright's succession and hinted at how the final season, which premieres Nov. 2, will address topical political issues facing women at P.S. Arts Express Yourself event at the Barker Hangar Airport on Sunday.

"It should have been done sooner," Zimmer told The Hollywood Reporter. "She is a force. It's a very, very intense final season. I think there's some incredibly important messages about women, and the fact that she's the president is going to bring up a lot of uncomfortable topics that I think we all should be talking about, and that's what I love about being on that show — they're not afraid to bring stuff up that we should be talking about on a daily basis."

One season six detail the streaming giant hasn't kept under wraps is the context of Spacey's exit. As revealed in an early teaser, Frank Underwood is dead, and Zimmer is more than satisfied with his storyline's end.

"I am incredibly pleased at how Netflix handled it, because the fans and the cast and the crew deserved to have the rest of that story played out," she said. "I'm just glad that they kept going with the show. It's the way it should be."

Also present at the fundraising event was actress Lake Bell, who recently joined Kaley Cuoco for DC Comics' new animated series centering on Suicide Squad breakout Harley Quinn. Cuoco voices the baseball bat-swinging antihero, while Bell signed on as the villainous Poison Ivy.

"We've been in the booth for quite a bit," Bell told THR. "It's super fun. Voiceover has, historically, been one of my favorite mediums in my job, and I love it. You wear sweatpants to work, and you improvise and F around, and all of a sudden, it becomes an animated series. I've always been impressed with the layers of creativity that animated features and series offer."

For Bell, finding Poison's voice was near-effortless. The work came in crafting and adopting her dual personality — part tree-hugger, part evil vine-slinger.

"[Her voice] is pretty similar to me," Bell said. "Her attitude is really fun. She's cheeky and wry and irreverent, which is something I love doing, so that's right in my pocket. Poison Ivy is quite iconic, and I like that she is a plant-lover at her core. It's an interesting, unusual superpower she has, being able to wield plant life."

Others in attendance included Fresh off the Boat's Randall Park, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia co-stars Charlie Day and Glenn Howerton, and Santa Clarita Diet's Mary Elizabeth Ellis. The indoor pop-up included several arts and crafts activities for kids, such as make-your-own bandana and Swell bottle stations.