Top Stories

Robin Wright Thought She Was Getting Equal Pay on 'House of Cards' But 'It's Not True'

Robin Wright Thought She Was Getting Equal Pay on 'House of Cards' But 'It's Not True'

Robin Wright is on the cover of Net-a-Porter’s The Edit.

Here’s what the 51-year-old House of Cards actress had to share:

On not getting equal pay on House of Cards: “I was told that I was getting equal pay and I believed them, and I found out recently that it’s not true….Yes, so that’s something to investigate. Claire and Francis are equivalent as far as their power, their union and the plot. I may not have as many scenes or words as Francis, but Claire doesn’t need to verbalize as much. Francis is an orator, a poet, a demonstrator. Claire is an [ego] that sits in the back and directs him, but they are partners on the same plane.”

On the nightmare of modeling when she was young: “[I modelled] to make money, so I could stay in Paris, because I was broke. That was a nightmare: you go into a go-see, lift up your shirt, then [someone says], ‘Her boobs aren’t big enough,’ and you’re out… I put together a semi-book; dancing pictures of me in leotards. Like soft porn with legwarmers. So pathetic. In Paris, they were like, ‘This is not a book.’ It was so cheeseball. I interviewed with every agency. They said, ‘You’re never going to be tall enough to sign with Wilhelmina and IMG; you can do bathing suits, beauty, lingerie.’”

On fame: “[I] Never wanted [fame], never sought it, never thought about it. I didn’t know what to do with it. I turned down doing the cover of Vanity Fair because I was so petrified of sharing myself. I was married to Sean [Penn] at the time, and I knew that all they wanted to know was what color underwear he wore.”

Visit The Edit for more from Robin!

Just Jared on Facebook
robin wright edit magazine 01
robin wright edit magazine 02
robin wright edit magazine 03

Credit: The Edit
Posted to: Magazine, Robin Wright

JJ Links Around The Web

Getty
  • Dr. Phil hit a skateboarder with his car - TMZ
  • Elizabeth Gillies is totally down for a Victorious reunion - Just Jared Jr
  • Is Lala Kent returning to Vanderpump Rules? - TooFab
  • A Magnum P.I. reboot is in the works at CBS - The Hollywood Reporter
  • Camila Mendes opens up about past eating disorder struggles - Just Jared Jr