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— Robin Wright (@RealRobinWright) March 17, 2015
When President Barack Obama met Claire Underwood amazing things happened.
President Obama has made it no secret that he’s a fan of Netflix’s House of Cards, but he really stepped up his fanboy nature when he met Robin Wright at the Correspondents Dinner.
“I met President Obama and Michelle at the Correspondents Dinner… and before he even shook my hand—of course I was shaking like a leaf, I was so nervous—he leaned in and said, ‘I just want you to know, I’m not as bad as Francis.’ He needed me to know that,” Wright told press at a Netflix event on Monday.
Wright said Obama reiterated that fact three times. “He said, ‘I’m not as bad, but she on the other hand, is more like you,'” Wright said Obama was referring to Michelle Obama. “She and I kind of winked, she completely agreed.”
Is she the feminist warrior some have deemed her to be, or the female sociopath behind the male sociopath that is her POTUS hubs? Why choose just one, when First Lady Claire has proven time and time again that she can be both? Claire has often back-burnered her own aspirations to help Frank’s come to fruition, co-signing his most outrageous machinations (Zoe, meet train) and goading him into others (farewell, President Walker). And it says everything about their complicated relationship that Frank supports — or, more accurately, is afraid not to support — the promise that her turn will come soon.
Wright Has a Wardrobe Body Double
“We have amazing tailor who has a mannequin built to Robin’s exact measurements so we can sew into the night without her having to be there for all of the fittings,” explains Harris, who says that about one third of Claire’s looks are custom-designed. As for the looks that aren’t custom, Harris turns to the runways. “We gravitate towards American designers, like Joseph Altuzarra, Ralph Lauren, Michael Kors, Proenza Schouler, Jason Wu, and Derek Lam,” she says. “But we also love Armani, Alexander McQueen, and Burberry.”
Robin Wright, who plays first lady of the United States Claire Underwood in the highly anticipated third season of Netflix’s “House of Cards,” which premieres on Friday, has a new look, and a new costume designer — Wright’s personal stylist, Kemal Harris.
The New York-based Harris, who began styling Wright for the show’s first season premiere, was enlisted by the Golden Globe-winning actress to design Claire’s newly elevated wardrobe for the third season, in which she and her scheming husband Francis, played by Kevin Spacey, have finally made it to the White House (costume designer Johanna Argan still oversees the looks for the rest of the cast)
Actress, Drama Series: Danes, Davis, Margulies, Maslany, Smith, Wright #SAGAwards
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