While the entire country watches Dr. Christine Blasey Ford testify to the litany of middle-aged (and beyond-middle-aged) white men who run the Senate Judiciary Committee, those sneaky bitches at Netflix wisely timed the release of the next House Of Cards trailer.
Robin Wright is running the show as President Claire Underwood, and in the newest trailer she remarks “the reign of the middle-aged white man is over.” Damn, Claire! It’s the sixth and final season, but it doesn’t seem like Claire is going to go into the sunset quietly. Frank is dead, and she’s in charge. See for yourself:
The trailer also shows everything from Greg Kinnear and Diane Lane playing sibling lobbyists looking to continue good relationships with the Underwood White House to what could be an assassination attempt on Claire….. But I just saw what looked like eggs getting chucked at her car. We see the return of Frank’s old minion Doug (played by Michael Kelly) as well as the reporter duo who are continuing the work of should-called-an-Uber Zoe Barnes (Kate Mara).
I still don’t even know how this last season is going to play out, but since Diane is involved, I hope they bring back that Sheryl Crow song from Under The Tuscan Sun in order to cut through tension in the Situation Room. But also, if it’s just Claire strutting in that severe bob and pencil skirt combo while barking orders at Russians and mouthy Southern senators, I think they’ve done a job damn well done smashing the patriarchy.
When Kevin Spacey was fired from House of Cards after several sexual assault allegations came out against him, we weren’t exactly sure what would happen to Frank Underwood. I mean, if Melania Trump has taught us anything, it’s that you can have a first spouse technically be present without seeing them for weeks on end. Alas, the latest trailer dropped and, well, they didn’t go that route (I guess a SPOILER ALERT after the jump).
Sometimes you gotta take matters into your own hands so that every question on the upcoming media tour for the show you star on isn’t about the nasty-ass creep who got booted. Well, that’s at least what I imagine was running through Robin Wright’s head over the weekend, but that’s also because I think she lives a Claire Underwood life off-screen, too.
While there was a rumor earlier in the year that Robin and boyfriend Clement Giraudet, the head of VIP relations at Saint Laurent, got married, it appears they waited until this past weekend to tie the knot in what seems to be a The Princess Bride-themed wedding.
The final season of House of Cards will makes its way onto Netflix this fall, and that’s when we’ll find out how they got rid of Kevin Spacey’s character. (I’m going with the – SPOILER ALERT – ghost of Zoe Barnes pushing him into a semi-truck carrying bad toupees.) House of Cards is entering promo mode now, so they sat Robin Wright down with Today’s Savannah Guthrie to talk about how Kevin Spacey became one of the inaugural members of this generation’s class of Actors Who Fucked Up So Bad That They Lost A Job (other members include: Jeffrey Tambor, Roseanne Barr, Clayne Crawford, and Danny Masterson). While working 90s Sally Hershberger hair, Robin basically played the “I don’t know her” card when asked if she had any idea that Kevin Spacey’s an alleged teenage boy terrorizer.
As Joni Mitchell says “you don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone” and that’s exactly how I feel about Sean Penn. There was a long dormant period when Sean was off doing his thing and we didn’t really have to hear about it but now he’s got this new novel to promote (serious question: How do you read while your eyes are rolling? Is it physically possible?) and he’s making the rounds with a little pig pen poof of American Spirit smoke hovering over his head. In addition to lighting up on stage while in an Ambien induced haze on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, E! reports that Sean was also a guest on the WFT podcast with Marc Maron and talked about ex-wife Robin Wright’s parenting style.
May/December romance activist Robin Wright’s current boyfriend Clement Giraudet might actually be her current husband. Page Six and People have pointed out that Robin, 51, and Clement (age not known) were photographed at a Paris soccer match this week wearing matching gold bands. It should be pointed out that both of those rings were being worn on the correct fingers to indicate that you’ve cemented yourself to the other person for life.
Robin Wright and Boyfriend Clement Giraudet Wear Matching Rings in Paris: Are They Married? https://t.co/a7YJiclW5o
— People (@people) March 10, 2018
They’ve reportedly been dating since September of last year. They were probably together earlier than that but she probably kept it quiet because she didn’t want her former co-star finding out and inviting her new man to visit the House of Cards set for a private nude tour.
Robin is living the life that Oprah is always urging us to – her best one. She fought for the same pay as her male co-star Kevin Spacey and won. She became the show’s sole lead when Spacey was fired after being outed as a skeezy skeeze who allegedly tried to get on several dicks without consent. Robin might actually be her Claire Underwood character! She’s straight glamour and has full permission to tell me she’d let my baby wither and die inside me at any time. Hell, she could do me to death in front of the fireplace and mock my “dumb, dead wife“ if she wished!
Clement is an exec with Saint Laurent so Robin’s getting that discount. Plus she’s got an ambitious, classy Frenchman to perhaps school her son Hopper on how not to be an N-bomb-spewing little dickface like his pops.