Netflix original drama House of Cards has won plaudits from critics, a Golden Globe award for actress Robin Wright, and a potential third season. But in a lengthy interview with the show's star Kevin Spacey — who plays scheming Congressman Frank Underwood — The Wall Street Journal notes how much of a risk the streaming service took by taking on a show that cost $100 million for its first two seasons. In the interview, Spacey discusses his role, his future career plans as he leaves his post as the artistic director for London's Old Vic theater, and why an alarming number of the characters he plays are put in close proximity to dead dogs.