Robin Wright Demanded Equal Pay To Kevin Spacey From ‘House Of Cards’ Bosses

Robin Wright Demanded Equal Pay To Kevin Spacey From 'House Of Cards' Bosses

Everyone knows not to mess with Claire Underwood in the hit Netflix series “House of Cards.” And just like her tough and independent character, Robin Wright revealed this Tuesday that she demanded to receive equal pay to Kevin Spacey for her work on the show. 

During a Rockefeller Foundation event, the actress addressed the gender pay gap and her own experience with it by stating, “I was like, ‘I want to be paid the same as Kevin,'” and ultimately got what she wanted, according to a Huffington Post report.

“I was looking at the statistics and Claire Underwood’s character was more popular than [Frank’s] for a period of time. So I capitalized on it,” she added. “I was like, ‘You better pay me or I’m going to go public. And they did.”

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Wright has been in every episode of “House of Cards,” like Spacey, and also has directed a handful of episodes. She also recently joined the actor as executive producer on the last season and will continue to be a strong lead in the upcoming episodes. 

During the event she also praised the show for having strong and prominent females and showcasing them as equals. 

“There are very few films or TV shows where the male, the patriarch, and the matriarch are equal. And they are in ‘House of Cards,'” said Wright. The actress also addressed the personal issues she faced in Hollywood and how after taking some time off to be a mother, she had to rebuild her career. 

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“Because I wasn’t working full time, I wasn’t building my salary bracket. If you don’t build that … with notoriety and presence, you’re not in the game anymore. You become a B-list actor. You’re not box office material,” Wright explained. “You don’t hold the value you would have held if you had done four movies a year like Nicole Kidman and Cate Blanchett did during the time I was raising my kids. Now I’m kind of on a comeback at 50 years old.”

Wright can be seen next as General Antiope in “Wonder Woman” and Season 5 of “House of Cards,” both to be released in 2017. 

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Comments

Andy Halmay

Interesting. Reading the heading and not knowing the story and not having seen The House of Cards and never having seen the beautiful Robin Wright, I said to myself (speaking to Robin) Honey, Kevin is known. You I don’t know. It’s not a male-female thing. But now, having read the story, I must smile because it is a reminder to all – if you feel you’re in the right, speak up. You might get justice.

fartopolis

Who?

Please

Please stop calling people Honey if you don’t know them

Catherine Jayne

And I said to myself, Andy, honey, you’ve clearly just watching all the wrong kind of TV and movies to have missed out on RW. Has a horrible ring of superiority about it – don’t it, Toots, Tootsie, Andy…..

Balashi

Andy Halmay – I had the EXACT same experience with this article! I was set to roll my eyes about the whole “gender gap” nonsense until I read the part about the popularity of her character. Good for her .. this article, in fact, should be a must read for all those SJW whiners about equal pay. Robin saw a disparity, saw it was justifiable to correct it, and went after it and got it! In other words, she took personal responsibility for her own situation. What she did NOT do was take to Tumblr on some “anti-male” campaign to whine about injustices. If all the people who think they aren’t getting a fair shake would just go out and GET that fairness for themselves, rather than waiting for “the system” to correct itself, it would be problem solved!

As for “Please’s” comment… Honey, get over it!

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