Kevin Spacey in a scene from Netflix’s “House of Cards.” (Melinda Sue Gordon for Netflix)

The last time we saw Kevin Spacey in D.C., the actor was on stage belting out Lionel Richie’s catchy but kooky hit “All Night Long.” Frank Underwood, the devious politician Spacey plays on Netflix’s “House of Cards,” made a few cameos at the Sept. 29 benefit concert at Sidney Harman Hall, but the night was mostly all Spacey.

A week later, the roles have been reversed and art is imitating life — or maybe it’s the other way around (we’re confused too).

On Monday, the “House of Cards” crew was spotted filming season three at DAR Constitution Hall. From the Instagram pics a few intrepid Washingtonians were able to snap, the set-up looked pretty legit, with a full camera crew, trailers, extras — the whole nine.

According to Netflix, it’s company policy not to comment on projects currently in production, but the D.C. Office of Motion Picture and Television Development confirmed that the poli-drama was indeed filming scenes at the famed concert venue.


Shooting of House of Cards. I tried to sit and watch, I was quickly dismissed :) #HouseOfCards

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Given Spacey’s (and Underwood’s) penchant for song, a few musical numbers could easily make their way into season three’s story line. In August, members of the political Russian punk band Pussy Riot were seen on set in Baltimore. Do we smell a duet between the newly minted president and the masked singers in the works? Could Claire even get in on the action?

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