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Why Kevin Spacey Bought Woody Allen a Netflix Subscription

By Anne Cohen

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Kevin Spacey needs no business cards. He has “House of Cards.”

In an interview with GQ for their “Men of the Year” issue, Spacey explained why he recently gave Woody Allen the gift of a Netflix subscription (and just in time for Hannukah!):

“I believe this: If an actor wants a role or wants to work with somebody, then you do everything within reason to try to get that role,” he said. If they want you to audition, you audition. If they want you to screen-test, you screen-test. If they want you to come and tap-dance in their hallway, you tap-dance in their hallway.”

Spacey went a step further, and sent everyone’s favorite neurotic director the ultimate audition tape. “I wrote him a letter and introduced myself as an actor he may or may not know. And I sent him a Netflix subscription, because I want him to watch my work.”

Thankfully, Woody answered the “absolutely wonderful letter,” and told Spacey that he’s “in contention for things in the future.”

He also thanked him for the subscription.

For more K-Space dish, head over to GQ.


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