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Robin Wright To The Pavlovic Today: “It Took Me A Long Time To Grow Into My Woman”

Robin Wright

For Pavlovic Today, Robin Wright opens up about her journey of womanhood and explains how House of Cards helped her solidify her confidence. 

On the day 2 of the Cannes film festival, Women in Motion welcomed a few select members of the press to “by invitation only” conversation with the actress, producer, and director Robin Wright. At the Kering Suite at the top of Majestic hotel on the Croisette, with a stunning view of the Mediterranean, The Pavlovic Today launched the first question about Wright’s journey of finding confidence and growing herself into a woman that stands equal to men.

How did you grow yourself into a confident woman you are today? Do you maybe remember when was the first moment when you really felt confident that as a woman, you can be equal to other men in your professional environment? Was it a process for you, or you were just born like that?

Robin Wright: (Laughter) “No, I wish. You know, again, it’s time. It took me a long time to grow up. To grow into my woman and yet, I grew up very fast as a child. You know, street smart, had a very particular wisdom as some kids do when they go through a lot when they are young. You know, divorce, moving and I was in a different school every two years. I lived in a different city, different state, every two years. And being around a lot of people all the time and adapting quickly, but also being very guarded— because you are moving so fast through people— you do not want to engage because it then hurts when you leave.

Growing up as a woman, happening later, experience with your kids growing up and see them become young adults, you are not mommying them in the same way, that helped. And, I think that being on a show, House of Cards because we are all producers of it, all of us.

So there is a team of us working on the writing every day, creating, developing, evolving the show, we did not know where is going to go, we did not the ark, where is going to end. And to do that every day with your people, that’s a working environment, you don’t feel like the outcast like you know, the minority, a disfranchised person, because we are all equally important on that show and I think that helped a lot to grow up.”

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Ksenija Pavlovic

Ksenija Pavlovic

Ksenija Pavlovic is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Pavlovic Today, The Chief White House Correspondent.

Pavlovic was a Teaching Fellow and Doctoral Fellow in the Political Science department at Yale University, Lead Instructor in International Affairs and Security and Politics Law and Economics programs at Yale Global Scholars, Head Writing Fellow at the Yale Graduate Writing Center, Fellow of the “Research and Travel Award in Grand Strategy” from International Security Studies (ISS) at Yale University, Fellow of the Roger Hertog Global Strategy Initiative in Religious Violence at Columbia University, a Doctoral candidate in Political Conflict and Peace Building Processes at Complutense University in Madrid, Fellow of the OSI Global Supplementary Grant Program, and a Visiting Doctoral Fellow at the Juan March Institute. She holds an M.Sc. in European Politics from the London School of Economics, an M.A. in American Politics, and a B.A. in Journalism and Communication from the University of Belgrade. She speaks English, Serbian, Croatian, and Spanish.

Pavlovic has interviewed exclusively pivotal figures including Arianna Huffington, Sir Richard Branson, President of the World Bank Jim Yong Kim, Karlie Kloss, filmmaker and founder of the Webby awards Tiffany Shlain, film director Lars von Trier, actors Adam Brody, Monica Bellucci, fashion designers Adolfo Dominguez, Tommy Hilfiger and Donna Karan, publisher and former presidential candidate Steve Forbes; the world No.1 tennis player Novak Djokovic; novelist Martin Amis, as well as big names in the governmental arena such as the former President of Serbia Boris Tadic, the leading members of the first democratic Serbian government and Milorad Dodik, President of the Serbian entity of BIH. Moreover, Ms. Pavlovic has exclusively covered the Cannes Film Festival, Venice Film Festival, Sarajevo Film Festival, London Film Festival, Madrid Fashion Week, The Madrid Open, and a range of other international benefit and political events.


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