Robin Wright on 'House of Cards': 'Trump Stole All Our Ideas'

Danny Woods
May 19, 2017

'House of Cards' star Robin Wright has revealed her anger at discovering that, despite her previous battle for equal pay on the hit drama, there is still a discrepancy between her salary and that of her co-star Kevin Spacey.

"Trump has stolen all of our ideas for season six", she joked, which would feel more like a fun coincidence if, again, House Of Cards wasn't about a Machiavellian chief executive.

During a Variety panel at the Cannes Film Festival, the actor, who portrays the icy, powerful Claire Underwood on the show, candidly shared that the upcoming season might not be as dramatic as the current political landscape.

On fame: "I$3 Never wanted [fame], never sought it, never thought about it". They (the designers are) doing you a favour and you're doing them a favour by giving them publicity.

"It was daunting", she said of the experience of becoming well-known.

Wright, who has also directed "House of Cards" episodes while starring alongside Kevin Spacey, said she made a decision to ask to direct herself after Spacey was offered the chance, which he turned down.

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Meanwhile, Wright's pick for President is none other than Michelle Obama, with the actress noting wistfully, "She would be a great female president".

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"Feminism today has become such a derogatory or diva like word", said Wright. She's at Cannes with "The Dark of Night", a short film she directed in the style of a 1930's film noir. "Equal work, equal pay", she added. In 2014, Wright admitted to the UK's The Telegraph that she does "the tiniest sprinkle of Botox twice a year".

Meanwhile, Wright also opened up about how motherhood affected her acting career and said, "If you don't play the game your notoriety doesn't go up and then people don't want to hire you".

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