Robin Wright and Chris Pine on Female Power and the Change Hollywood Needs

Variety | 6/7/2019 | Daniel D'Addario
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Robin Wright and Chris Pine sat down for a chat for Variety‘s Actors on Actors. For more, click here.

Robin Wright and Chris Pine both appeared in the 2017 action blockbuster “Wonder Woman,” and both have continued living out its vision of bold female power in their careers. Wright brought the final season of Netflix’s “House of Cards” in for a landing as the newly inaugurated President Claire Underwood, while Pine reteamed with “Wonder Woman” director Patty Jenkins for TNT’s noir limited series “I Am the Night.”

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CHRIS PINE: “House of Cards” is obviously so reflective of the political world in which we live. Is it hard to live in that space for four to seven months a year?

ROBIN WRIGHT: In the beginning, it was hard to face. We’re actually doing reality, not just entertainment. And it was so symptomatic of the culture we live in. We weren’t too far off. Remember, we were shooting that stuff a year before.

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CP: Before Trump.

RW:So by the time it was released, he had already done it.

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CP: You had a lot of people from the political scene helping you guys create the show with real understanding of that world.

RW: David Fincher said, “You realize that we’re going to revolutionize the way people view content. They can watch as much as they want, whenever, like you would read a book. And not only that revolution that’s going to happen,” he said, “but it’s going to be so comfortable for people to participate. Let the public participate in how corrupt and how venal these people could be.” Because they didn’t create the world that they stepped into, Francis and Claire. They entered that world.

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RW:It’s the business. But I think that is how it’s always worked, maybe in every country. It is this theory of “Let’s do a...
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