Obama-Hollywood-c__131126053020__131207184450__131212224847Now this would be a cameo that would render even Kevin Spacey’s Frank Underwood speechless. Reed Hastings today publicly hit up President Obama to appear on House Of Cardsin which Spacey plays the loquacious, ambitious and ruthless U.S. congressman. A little less than two months before Season 2 of the show debuts, the offer from the Netflix CEO came during a photo op at the White House this morning as Obama met with Hastings and other tech company CEOs and bosses to discuss the troubled Obamacare website and the government’s national security surveillance efforts. According to the White House pool report, the President was overheard asking Hastings,  “I’m just wondering if you brought advance copies of House of Cards?” The report adds, “the exec laughed and invited Obama to do a cameo on the series.” The President also joked that Spacey’s Underwood is “getting a lot of stuff done” and “I wish things were that ruthlessly efficient” in the real-life DC. That drew a big laugh from Hastings, Apple’s Tim Cook, Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer and the 12 other tech bosses in attendence. Listen carefully and watch the exchange between Obama and Hastings:

houseofcards__131213044101-275x106Obama isn’t the only prominent DC resident to be a fan of the show. House Of Cards has been a favorite of many politicians since its February 1 debut this year. So much so that Spacey even starred in a House Of Nerds video mocking DC at this spring’s White House Correspondents Dinner. And it looks like there will be more HoC if Obama wants to do a walk-on: Netflix’s Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos revealed to me in October that talks are on to bring the Golden Globe- and SAG Awards-nominated show back for more seasons beyond the 26 episodes originally agreed to. Season 2 of House Of Cards is set to debut on Netflix on February 14.

Elaine
11 months
Astute observance.
Amanda
11 months
@ John Golden - "The man wants to be a celebrity?" From the article: “the exec laughed...
Mitch Blissner
12 months
I'm going to watch House of Cards season 2 the way I watched Season 1-on a Saturday...

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