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Robin Wright has long been vocal about equality for women. But the spotlight intensified around her when her longtime co-star on “House of Cards,” Kevin Spacey, stood accused of multiple allegations of sexual misconduct.
Wright was “always ready to do something different,” she says, going into this sixth season of “House of Cards,” which had long been planned as the series finale. But its swan song is playing out against the backdrop of this seismic year, one which Wright says she hopes brings lasting change.
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“The conversation has certainly opened up, that we need to start speaking differently about boundaries,” she says. “And it has shifted the energy in every workplace and just in society.”
She says she’s hopeful that what’s happening now will have an impact on the next generation. “I really have been on this path of talking about, or wanting to focus on this new generation, the little boys and the little girls,” she says. “Let’s start there. Because we all — women, men — we’ve all just gone through life going, ‘That’s just the way things are.’ I’m guilty of it, too: ‘Yeah, that’s just the way it is,’ if you felt someone cross a line with you. We need to change that tape. It’s not going to be that way anymore. And when you teach the little ones the difference between right and wrong and they grow up with that, that’s going to be a whole new world.”
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Robin Wright on Directing and Final Season of 'House of Cards'
Another issue she’s passionate about is pay parity — a fight she waged herself long before Spacey’s exit. Her advice: “Be patient, and never give up.”
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