Throughout the second season of House of Cards, the audience was given little insight into the back story of Seth Grayson, Underwood’s new press secretary. Who was this young operative? What compelled him to work for Frank Underwood? The third season sheds light on these questions in Episode 6, when Seth reveals that he has been blackmailed by the Vice President to be his press secretary. In this article, we will explore why and how Seth Grayson was blackmailed into working with Frank Underwood and what this revelation means for him going forward. Vice President Underwood’s Cat-Wearing Press Secretary
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How did you get the role of Seth?
I had read House of Cards. I wanted to get on it, so I stalked David [Fincher]. I told him how much I loved The Social Network and how much he meant to me as a filmmaker.
Why was it important to wear a cat on your lapel during all interviews?
I think it is important to wear a cat on your lapel during all interviews so that you can show your love for animals. In addition, it will help you to understand what they feel and need. I also believe that a person with a cat on their lapel will be more empathetic and less aggressive, both of which are qualities we want in political leaders.
What is your favorite line from House of Cards?
My favorite line from House of Cards has to be one of my favorites from Season 1, Episode 2. After Vice President Underwood confesses to having an extramarital affair with his chief of staff, he assures her that he doesn’t love her anymore and that she should leave. It’s such a powerful statement, and it shocked me when I first heard it—but I think it may have been what sold me on Kevin Spacey’s character.
If you could guest star on any TV show, what would it be?
If I could guest star on any TV show, it would be House of Cards! I always wanted to be a politician and play one on TV. I think it’d be fun to play someone who really gets into politics. It would also be cool to work with Kevin Spacey! If you could guest star on any TV show, what would it be?
Which character from House of Cards do you relate to most?
What would you say is your most defining characteristic? Derek Cecil as Seth Grayson has got to be one of his many acting talents. He can portray any character with ease, but which character do you feel he embodies most? In which ways are you like him or vice versa? There are many interesting characters in House of Cards and I’m sure there is a character that would fit each reader, but if I had to pick one it would have to be Damian Mcginty as Thomas Yates.
Is there anything we didn’t cover that you’d like people to know about you?
So, what I’d like to say is that I’m extremely grateful for everything in my life. I have been blessed with an amazing amount of opportunities and am really excited about what comes next. And although you might not know it by looking at me, I’ve also overcome some pretty dark times in my life, so it makes me even more grateful for where I am today.