Emmys 2013: 'House of Cards' cast loves lack of Netflix politics

The cast of the Netflix hit series "House of Cards" hit the red carpet with confidence at the Emmys on Sunday.

Michael Kelly, who plays Kevin Spacey's dirty errand boy, Doug Stamper, made an appearance beside Corey Stoll, who plays tragic Rep. Peter Russo.

The pair said they were thrilled to be representing Netflix.

"If I could continue to do everything on Netflix, it would be great," said Stoll. "They were hands-off and let us do our thing. We weren't beholden to ratings or anything else. It was like making 13 little movies."

Or one 13-hour movie, someone next to him joked, and he laughed and nodded yes.

Kelly added, "On the technical side it's easier too. We were like our own little studio with nobody saying 'do this' or 'do that.'"

Despite the hype surrounding Netflix and "House of Cards" in general, the men say they are managing their expectations as far as the awards go and are just happy to be making television history.

"We had to overcome so much institutional inertia to get to this place," Stoll said. "We're glad to be the ones breaking that barrier."