ADTV discusses the challenges of acting and directing with House of Cards’ Robin Wright
House of Cards season four ended with TV’s powerful and ruthless couple Francis and Claire Underwood (Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright, respectively) creating fear, terror and war. Wright recently made headlines, and deservedly so, for fighting to receive an equal pay check to that of co-star Kevin Spacey. As a growing power influence both in front of and behind the camera this season, Wright directed four episodes of House of Cards and is also an executive producer.
I didn’t base [Claire Underwood] on a female politician. I didn’t base her on a human being… David Fincher said, “Imagine she’s a marble bust, that you would see in a museum and that she’s an iconic figure and there’s a stoicism, and you can crack that marble. That’s what we’re gonna do over the course of the show. We’re going to slowly make cracks in her marble.” – Robin Wright on what inspired her Claire Underwood interpretation
AwardsDaily TV’s Jazz Tangcay discusses Wright’s newfound passion for directing, her acting influences, and the most difficult moments for her in House of Cards season four.