Robin Wright speaks out about #Metoo

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ROBIN WRIGHT IS happy with the #Metoo move­ment in Hollywood and hopes things change for the best. Asked about the move­ment, Wright said: “I am just happy that there is fi­nally a mi­cro­phone on the voice, so that peo­ple wake up and change bad habits. I think it’s great for the whole new gen­er­a­tion of kids... Yes, we have al­ways been taught the dif­fer­ence be­tween right and wrong, but we are go­ing to have a new les­son about right and wrong and I think that kind of move­ment shines a light... Teach­ing a new way of op­er­at­ing and be­ing de­cent. We have lost de­cency.”

Talk­ing about deal­ing with the cri­sis with Kevin Spacey’s ex­clu­sion from her se­ries House of Cards, Wright said: “The cri­sis was go­ing on. It was a cur­rent af­fair. Ev­ery­body was shocked and alarmed it was hit­ting the news and mul­ti­ple things. Peo­ple were hit­ting the news on a daily ba­sis and be­cause the cli­mate was so sen­si­tive and hot at the same time. It was a con­ver­sa­tion that we all had. Me, the showrun­ners, Net­flix - we said ‘you know what we need to take a pause here, let the dust set­tle and re­ally di­gest and do what we do col­lec­tively. Let’s de­cide .... ’ And ul­ti­mately, I wanted to con­tinue be­cause we would have put over thou­sands of peo­ple out of em­ploy­ment in the state of Mary­land.”

In the cur­rent at­mos­phere in Hollywood, how is it to be an ac­tress? “I don’t know be­cause hav­ing tasted the field of di­rect­ing on House of Cards’ six-year great run, I don’t feel like an ac­tress right now and I am seek­ing out things to direct more than act­ing right now.”

We have al­ways been taught the dif­fer­ence be­tween right and wrong, but we are go­ing to have a new les­son about right and wrong and I think that kind of move­ment shines a light.” Robin Wright

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