Robin Wright is hot, right? Like, we can all agree on that? House of Cards is great, but Robin as Claire Underwood is like, 80% of that greatness. Admittedly, I don’t know too much about her in “real life”, but she does seem pretty decent – intelligent, thoughtful and she actually has self-respect. How do I know? Well, despite the fact that her ex-husband Sean Penn is happy to be an asshole about her in public, Robin won’t speak about their relationship.
“I’m not in the business of talking about what ‘isn’t.’ My eyes are set forward and I’ve never been happier. I have too much respect for Sean and our two extraordinary children to sell our past joys and woes for public consumption and fodder. I believe we were together not only to have our beautiful children but to learn how to love … for the next time around, the right way. And then, what I’m looking for in people now is kindness.”
Good for her. That’s how a mature adult would handle things, anyway.
Here are a few other excerpts from her cover story.
On her relationship and life with Ben Foster:
“I’ve never been happier in my life than I am today. Perhaps it’s not ladylike [to say], but I’ve never laughed more, read more, or come more than with Ben. He inspires me to be the best of myself. There’s so much to learn. It’s endless. How great! It took me a long time to grow up. Love is possible as life is possible.”
On Claire Underwood’s hair:
“I was just cutting off damaged hair—too much bleach over months of [appearing in] different movies. It was a mercy killing, but it works for the character.”
On gaining stardom late in life:
“I feel as though I’ve just graduated. I mean, I never went to college. I was pregnant at 23. You hear people say how they have ‘arrived,’ but it was just always there, waiting to come out. For me, it just took a long time. I’m 48. I’m finally a person. I think I’m finally ready.”
Robin Wright announced her engagement to Ben Foster this time last year, but things sorta went wrong somewhere along the way and they broke it off. But don’t worry – all is not lost! They’re actually back on again and it looks like they’re gonna be walking down the aisle after all!
“They are fully back together and really happy,” the insider tells Us of the House of Cards star, 48, and the Lone Survivor actor, 34, who were photographed at the Giorgio Armani Prive Haute Couture show on Jan. 27 in France, engagement ring and all. “Ben is the nicest guy. She knows she has a keeper.”
That’s not to say their relationship is perfect, of course, just that they’re willing to work on it now. “There were a bunch of issues before, a lot because of distance and her schedule, but they are working on them,” the source adds. “It is worth it to be with a guy like this who really cares about her so much.”
Frankly, this dude seems like a total DOWNGRADE because hello, look how hot Robin Wright is. I have a serious thing for her as Claire Underwood (but then, you’d have to be a stone not to), but yes, I know, it’s a character, not her. But still! She’s hot! What’s going on with Ben Foster? He’s like a ginger Screech with a goatee. WHATEVER. Congrats to them!
I’ve never really paid much attention to Robin Wright, but then I started watching House of Cards and I was like, damn, b. That’s one sexy lady. I love her as Claire and can’t imagine anyone else in the role, which requires so much cool self-assuredness and fire in a way that she embodies so perfect. Basically, she’s amazing.
Turns out, Robin was worried before taking on the role as Claire Underwood that she might be forced to undergo plastic surgery for the role – something she really, really didn’t want to do.
When Fincher pitched House of Cards, “I was sitting there going, ‘You’re 45, and you’re not gonna get a face-lift,’ ” she says. “And I was really considering that stuff, because in Hollywood the pressure’s there. You better lift that face and pump those lips and hike those boobs! And I was like, ‘I don’t want to do that. I’m going to get older. I’m going to have wrinkles!’ “
For the record, Robin has said that she does get a tiny bit of Botox twice a year, but I think she looks fantastic. It’s not too overdone, she can still emote, etc. She’s a great actress and it’s a great interview that’s worth reading. She seems so charming!
Robin Wright, who kills it on House ofCards is engaged to Ben Foster, who just kind of exists. The couple have a 13 year age difference between them — Wright is 47, Foster is 33. They’ve together for about 2 years.
In fact, Kate Mara is so hot that ever since I saw her in Brokeback Mountain, she makes me want to do things to her. Nice things. Yes, I have girl-crushes, and yes, I have affinity for redheads. Deal with it.
But this isn’t about me, and certainly not about the way Kate Mara’s lips make me feel. This is about the fact that she is so much more… full of life than her sister Rooney. Kate Mara stars in Netflix’s new remix of the British miniseries House of Cards along with Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright, and I know I’m going to be watching it because the reviews are so flattering. The show is directed by David Fincher, who was responsible for some of the greatest movies ever (Se7en, Fight Club), and for The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, where the ‘Mara connection’ comes from, I suppose. Here’s the trailer for your viewing pleasure:
Robin Wright is on the cover of September’s issue of More and spilling the news that her marriage to Sean Penn is over. Though the interview was conducted a few months ago, she maintains that nothing has changed. “I hit that crossroad a while ago—for Robin, the ‘I know what I don’t want’ [sign] was flashing neon lights. I have no regrets. I, we, have two amazing children we raised together. There’s no limbo anymore. There’s no time. I’m too old for this shit.”
My original approach was to shrug it all off because, let’s face it, this exact scenario unfolds every couple of months. However, as I was typing, I found out that Robin filed for divorce on August 12. I have a feeling this one will stick — mostly because she initiated it.
I wonder if this will bring an end to Sean’s year-long break. You know, the sabbatical he decided to take so he could spend it with his wife and kids? He gave up The Three Stooges movie for this woman!
Never mind that they are wasting the court’s time, they are wasting my time and seriously irritating me in the process. Sean Penn and wife Robin Wright-Penn have asked that their legal separation case be dismissed. Again. This would be the second “I Love You, I Love You Not,” go-around for these two.
You know who I feel bad for? Their kids. At this point, how many times do you think Sean and Robin have sat down with their sons and given them the “Listen, you know mommy and daddy both love you, right? Sometimes, it’s better for a mom and dad to live separately. That way, we’ll both be happier which will result in you guys being happier,” talk? These kids must just roll their eyes and be all “Whatevah.” Because they know what all of America knows – these two messes aren’t ever going to split up. Every 12 to 15 months they’ll get restless and file some sort of legal motion but that will be the extent of it.
So, yeah. Sean Penn and Robin Wright are back together. Nobody. Cares.