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Robin Wright fought to get the same pay as Kevin Spacey on House of Cards

She had threatened to go public if she didn’t get the same money as her co-star Kevin Spacey.
May 18th 2016, 8:52 PM 28,341 38

ACTRESS ROBIN WRIGHT says she demanded the same pay as co-star Kevin Spacey for her work on House of Cards and got it.

Wright plays first lady Claire Underwood, an equally devious partner for Spacey’s President Frank Underwood, on the Netflix series.

The Huffington Post reports Wright said during an interview at the Rockefeller Foundation in New York that she demanded equal pay after seeing statistics showing her character was more popular than Spacey’s for a period of time. She says she threatened to “go public” if she didn’t get paid.

Wright says there are few films or TV shows where “the patriarch and the matriarch are equal. And they are in ‘House of Cards.”

The Huffington Post was a partner on the Rockefeller Foundation event.

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