As The National Post writes, "Wright is the revelation." Her career has not only picked up speed, but now that she's strutting her steely talent and glorious presence (she's only grown more beautiful) we can look forward to more leading roles. More on "House of Cards" and Wright's upcoming slate below.
Washington power-wife Claire Underwood:
"She's a marble bust, you don't know anything about her, she's an enigma--she, the woman, is going to start to crack through this marble, she's going to emerge, and that fascinated me. I thought that this was going to be a fun arc to play for 13 hours."
Resemblance to real-life political wives:
"I don't know and it would be so presumptuous for anyone to say unless they're close friends with Tipper Gore or Hillary Clinton. We only know what we're fed by the media--in any country--and I have to say hands down I'm sure half of that is complete bullshit--so I didn't want to use that as a template in any form, because that's just speculation."
Why she signed on to "House of Cards" with Spacey:
“Everything now is escapism, because that’s where the money is. There is a vacuum for serious drama. The mid-budget serious drama is something you don’t experience anymore.” Series writer and exec producer Beau Willamon boasts that Netflix didn't interfere "in any way" with his or director David Fincher's creativity. That's rare. Willamon adds: “TV will not be TV in five years from now…everyone will be streaming.” [THR]
Wright and Naomi Watts costar in Anne Fontaine's "Two Mothers," which was acquired by Exclusive Releasing following its Sundance debut. The women play a pair of mothers who have affairs with each others' sons. Yes, really. Watch the trailer below.
She also stars in Anton Corbijn's thriller "A Most Wanted Man" (based on John le Carre's novel) with Rachel McAdams, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Willem Dafoe; it's currently in post. Wright has been developing a project to possibly direct: "The Archivist."
Wright is also participating in Jason Reitman's popular Film Independent script-reading series; she, Catherine O’Hara and Allison Janney will do an all-female reading of David Mamet’s "Glengarry Glen Ross." The event will be held at LACMA on February 21.