[Spoilers for all of season 2 of House of Cards]
It’s no surprise Freddy is a fan favorite on House of Cards: He’s one of the only characters whom you can root for with a clear conscience. He’s always been Frank’s favorite barbeque man, but in season 2 viewers got more backstory and learned about the sometimes-dark past of the jovial owner of Freddy’s.
“It was like an old shoe,” Cathey explained to EW about his scenes with Kevin Spacey in the restaurant. “I mean, it was so easy. And I think he would say the same thing. The days when we were there were almost relief days. [laughs] You know? We would do our scene, we would laugh, we had a nice rhythm. And it was usually very fast…The Freddy’s scenes were always happy days at the set.”
EW spoke with actor Reg E. Cathey last week about his beefed up (no pun intended) role on the second season of the D.C. drama, working with director Jodie Foster on his big episode, and whether Freddy could find his way back into Frank’s life in season 3. An edited transcript is below. READ FULL STORY