Magazine article Variety

Exposure

Magazine article Variety

Exposure

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Kering Women in Motion

HOTEL BARRIERE MAJESTIC, CANNES, MAV IS

THE FIFTH SEASON of"House of Cards" is already in the can, but Robin Wright says the writers are going to have trouble outdoing the drama unfolding at the White House this week.

"Trump has stolen all of our ideas for season six," Wright said Thursday during Variety and Kering's Women in Motion talk at the Cannes Film Festival.

In the hit Nettlix series, Wright plays Claire Underwood, the icy wife of and vice president under President Frank Underwood. The two are the ultimate power couple, as ruthless as they are brilliant, and not above using their public positions for personal gain, it sounds very reminiscent to a certain Oval Office occupant. Despite the challenge of keeping "House of Cards" relevant in the current political chínate, Wright said the producers know how the Series is going to end, but she's not giving any clues.

Wright has an idea of whom she'd like to see calling the shots at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

"I want Michelle Obama up there," she said. "She would be a great female president."

On "House of Cards," Wright was inspired to move behind the camera, directing five episodes. She's at Cannes with "The Dark of Night," a short film she directed in tlie style of a 1930's flint noir. …

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