‘House of Cards’ star Robin Wright gets political: ‘Trump has stolen all of our ideas’
By Jeff Miller Actress Robin Wright attends Kering Talks Women In Motion At The 70th Cannes Film Festival at Hotel Majestic on May 18, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images for Kering)
Fans who love tales of White House drama and political intrigue used to get their fix from “House of Cards,” the hit Netflix series about a fictional president with ego to burn and an evil grip on power.
But with the daily plot twists coming out of Washington, White House leaks, Robert Mueller’s appointment as special prosecutor of the investigation into Russian meddling into the 2016 election and President Donald Trump’s “witch hunt” complaints, it seems real life is putting Hollywood writers to shame, at least in the eyes of actress Robin Wright.
“Trump has stolen all of our ideas for season six,” Wright joked Thursday at the Cannes Film Festival during a Kering Women in Motion event. “We don’t know what we’re going to do, seriously.”
The show’s upcoming fifth season already has been shot, but Wright joked that with everything happening in Washington, there may not be much ground for “House of Cards” to cover down the line.
The actress, who plays conniving first lady Claire Underwood opposite Kevin Spacey’s mercenary President Frank Underwood, has won a Golden Globe and earned multiple Emmy nominations for her work on the show.
Wright came to Cannes to debut her latest directorial effort, “The Dark of Night,” a short film she described as “a female vigilante movie set in the 1930s.”
She breezed into the question-and-answer session at the Majestic Barrière Hotel dressed like a Washington power player, in a black pants suit, white blouse and animal-print pumps. After Wright took her place in a small chair in front of the audience of about 20 reporters, the conversation quickly turned to American politics.