The star showed up in character for the big debut

Updated February 22, 2016 09:35 PM
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Kevin Spacey is looking even more presidential than usual the days.

The House of Cards actor helped unveil a presidential portrait of his character Frank Underwood at The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. Monday. It was a fitting venue, as the museum is the only place outside of the White House to boast a complete collection of presidential portraits.

Spacey came to the event in character to unveil the portrait by British artist Jonathan Yeo, with guests getting a sneak peek at House of Cards‘ fourth season.

“I’m pleased that the Smithsonian continues to prove itself as a worthwhile institution,” Spacey (as Underwood) said. “I’m one step closer to convincing the rest of the country that I am the President.”

House of Cards season 4 debuts on Netflix March 4.