Kate Mara: I Got 'Paid to Lie'

Spoilers (or something close to them) ahead on 'House of Cards'

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted Feb 20, 2014 5:48 PM CST

(Newser) – Netflix apparently figures that five or six days is enough time for people to have consumed the new season of House of Cards, because it's got Kate Mara making the rounds of national shows to talk, delicately, about a certain plot point involving her character. (We won't give it away, but those who haven't watched should probably stop reading anyhow.) "I was paid to lie," she tells Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan on LIVE with Kelly and Michael. Not even her family members knew what was in store. "I just had to be really creative" when answering questions, she said, as per the Huffington Post.

On Letterman, Mara pretty much gave away the plot point with a joke after Letterman himself was hesitant to broach it, notes the Washington Post. "But people know, right?" he asked after her joke. “I mean, people who watched the first episode know," Mara responded. "But there’s a lot of slowpokes out there." When the host said he didn't want to "that guy" to give it away, she said, “I think I just was that guy. So I apologize.” Mara talks in depth about the scene and her role on the show with Entertainment Weekly.

Kate Mara and Kevin Spacey greet each other at a party in L.A. for the second season's debut.
Kate Mara and Kevin Spacey greet each other at a party in L.A. for the second season's debut.   (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
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