Robin Wright Talks "House of Cards" in Capitol File Spring 2014
The 47-year-old actress looked beautiful in designer garbs from Oscar de la Renta and Altuzarra for the Andrew Eccles photo shoot while opening up about everything from the intense political show to meeting her fiance Ben Foster.
Check out a few highlights from Miss Wright's interview below. For more, be sure to visit Capitol File!
On "House of Cards"
"The only note that [director] David Fincher ever gave me when we started the show was to be still. People were suggesting to base the character on Hillary Clinton or other strong women personas, and I didn’t want to do that. When we shot the first couple of scenes, David would come over to me and say, 'Don’t move. Don’t move. Claire is a bust.' Now when I have the Claire clothes, the Claire hair, and say the Claire words, it just clicks. I’m completely and totally still [except with Kevin]. We’re so goofy. In between takes, we’re very goofy. We giggle a lot. It’s very Machiavellian. I’m Lady Macbeth to Francis’s Richard III. And David said to me, 'This is not TV, this is live stream, this is the future, and I’m going to be shepherding it.' He just kept saying, 'Trust me.' He wooed me while we were in Stockholm shooting The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. I told him, 'I have to get paid, and I want to be able to develop the character.'"
On her children:
"They’re 22 and 20, and they’re going to be in entertainment in some capacity. Dylan is modeling right now because she wants to make money, but she’s a writer. I think she’ll write and direct. She just got the new Gap campaign gig. I don't think [Dylan looks like me]. She’s so beautiful; it’s kind of crazy. I was awkward when I was younger. I had a pug nose; my face totally changed with pregnancy… Dylan never had my pug nose; she has this beautiful Roman nose. She has a cross between her dad’s and my nose. Her dad [Sean Penn] has a prominent nose."
"I met him years ago; he’s an actor. He’s in 'Lone Survivor' with Mark Wahlberg about the Navy Seals. I’d always loved his work. Then I was in a movie he produced, called Rampart, and he was on the set every day since he was also an actor, so we became friends. Cut to a year later when the movie comes out, we’re at the premiere, and everyone is watching the movie. We had already seen it, so he said, 'Do you want to go to the party early and hang out until the screening is over?' And that was it. We’ve been together ever since."
Photo Credit: Andrew Eccles for Capitol File