For his role as Doug Stamper

'House of Cards' Michael Kelly 'binge watches' at home

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Actor Michael Kelly
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"House of Cards" star Michael Kelly revealed Thursday he binge-watches the show with his wife when he isn't filming -- but complained that she had cheated on him by getting ahead.

Kelly was nominated for an Emmy last year for his role as Doug Stamper, the ruthless chief-of-staff to Kevin Spacey's machiavellian US president Frank Underwood in the hit Netflix series.

"You can see rough cuts and whatnot when we're filming but I tend to not watch it until it comes out," the 47-year-old told reporters in Los Angeles, adding that he preferred not to incur the wrath of wife Karyn.

"But she cheated on me this year -- not literally, for the show," he complained.

"I was in London working and I was only gone for like a week, and she was, like, 'I've gone and watched a few without you.' And I'd waited for her."   
Kelly, who can also be seen on the big screen in "Everest" and "Man of Steel," confirmed that his villainous henchman in "House of Cards" would be returning for the fifth season. 

"We start up in July and I can't wait to get back, and I don't know anything unfortunately. I'm being honest this year -- I really don't know anything," he said.

The Irish-Italian American, who grew up in Georgia, said he was next appearing in eight-episode FX/BBC period drama "Taboo" and described filming in England with British actor Tom Hardy as "a real treat."

Kelly was among around 70 stars of television past and present at a glittering gala in LA's NoHo Arts District to celebrate the Television Academy's 70th anniversary.  

- 'Another chapter' -
Netflix really did change the landscape for the better, in my opinion, by doing what they're doing with streaming television," the actor said.

"It just broadened the scope of what we can do, and how many more jobs there are for actors and crews... directors and writers. This is another chapter in television."

Among the guests were Hollywood A-lister Christian Slater, "Cheers" star Ted Danson, "Rocky" actor Carl Weathers and housewives' favorite David Hasselhoff, who is next due to appear in SyFy's "Sharknado 4: The 4th Awakens."

Danson, 68, confirmed that he was aware of discussions for a three-quel to comedy films "Three Men and a Baby" and "Three Men and a Little Lady" -- possibly with the title "Three Grandfathers and Baby."

The 1987 and 1990 releases were box office hits and rumors have swirled ever since of a remake reuniting Danson with Tom Selleck and Steve Guttenberg.

"I heard they were going to do a remake or they're floating that idea. I would never say no to anything like that. I had a great time," Danson said.

The actors posed for a "class photo" at the academy's new home, a $40 million media center featuring the most advanced Dolby sight and sound system of any non-commercial theater in the US. 

Weathers, who played Apollo Creed in four of the "Rocky" movies, named 1960s sci-fi series "The Twilight Zone" and 1980s show "The Dukes of Hazzard" among his "TV moments" of the last 70 years.

"Television is with us and, in some form, will always be with us," the 68-year-old said.

"Many of us are entertained by it, some of us have been babysat by it, and some of us are going to sleep at night with it. It's just a part of our lives." 

Source: AFP

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