NEW YORK, April 19 (UPI) -- Kevin Spacey says neither his experiences playing presidents in House of Cards and Elvis & Nixon nor the real-life race for the next commander-in-chief has turned him off of politics.
"I'm only ever going to play presidents from now on," the double Oscar-winner deadpanned at a Tribeca Film Festival press conference Monday.
"I've always been interested in politics. No particular election has put me off politics. I think some elections are more amusing than others and I'm all for the entertainment factor. I love a good laugh and I very much enjoy doing House of Cards. It's an incredible job to have and I wouldn't want to play any of the current people running for office. I think that would be bad casting.
"However, now that I look at you..." Spacey said, turning to his co-star Colin Hanks, who plays a White House staffer in Elvis & Nixon.
"Stop," Hanks said as the assembled press laughed. "Hillary [Clinton.] I'd play Hillary."
"No. I think [Ted] Cruz. I think you could be Cruz," Spacey teased. "A little orange makeup."
"Oh, Cruz," Hanks said. "A lot of orange makeup."
Inspired by an unlikely 1970 White House meeting between rock 'n' roll icon Elvis Presley and President Richard Nixon, Elvis & Nixon opens in theaters Friday. It co-stars Michael Shannon, Evan Peters, Johnny Knoxville and Alex Pettyfer.