What would the famous Netflix series House of Cards be like without Robin Wright in it? Curry without the spices! It is simply unimaginable! The smoking hot actress portrays Claire Underwood, Kevin Spacey’s wife in the TV program.
The actress explained in an interview with Town and County magazine, that she expected a lot from a role and didn’t just act for the sake of acting. She almost didn’t opt for her role in House of Cards due to this reason.
"Hollywood is difficult to navigate if you have integrity," Wright, said. "So I opted not to work if there wasn't enough to do in a role, which doesn't have to do with the role's size."
Yet finally she did choose the character of Underwood who was the spouse of a very influential Alpha male. She expressed the view that she wanted to get a grip when she acted.
If the script was puerile and there was no substance to the whole thing she would rather forgo it. It was better to do hard manual labor than engage in meaningless stuff. Now this lady definitely has some very strong opinions regarding an artist’s work ethic.
"If there's nothing for me to do as an actress, that's frustrating," Wright explained. "I'd rather go work at a menial labor job, where I can actually get my hands dirty."
Robin was actually persuaded by series' executive producer David Fincher to act as a politician’s wife. "David assured me that this would be a collaboration, that I could help create the character as we went along, that we would make discoveries together," Wright said of her character.
Robin Wright fit the bill and was the most competent female to act out the psychologically cutting edge scenes. The result was House of Cards which shone with brilliant wit and exciting scenes that had everyone on the brink of mania.
Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright were the most suitable couple to play their designated roles in the series. They individually represented the powerfully aphrodisiacal and darkly mysterious elements in infinite combination with each other.
"Kevin and Robin were our first choices—really, our only choices," show creator Beau Willimon explained. "If he brings indomitable power, she brings intoxicating inscrutability."
Wright has gone on to reveal that she used to be left behind for the plum roles in movies in the good old days. Instead of her, Molly Ringwald used to get selected in her place each and every time. Robin admits that she didn’t act in her early experiences on screen. She just tried not to look too stupid.
Source: US Weekly