Much like her House of Cards counterpart, Claire, Robin Wright is a force to be reckoned with. She’s the kind of woman who fights for what she believes in. She demanded equal pay for her work on HoC like a total #girlboss and recently joined Blake Lively, Natalie Portman, and many others in writing an open letter to world leaders asking them to take a stand on girls’ education. But when it comes to the #AskHerMore movement, Wright thinks female celebrities may need to take a step back.
While giving a talk for Women in Motion in Cannes yesterday morning, the actress addressed the issue with a point of view we don’t hear very often. While many of her red carpet counterparts are becoming increasingly upset when asked about their fashion choices (Blake Lively recently shut down a reporter for doing exactly that), Wright says she completely understands it. “You’re a woman, you wear a dress, and people say, ‘Why won’t they ask about the men and their tuxedoes and suits?’ Because they’re all wearing the same thing…That red carpet, it’s always going to be about the fashion. That’s why it’s there, that’s why people are stopped on that red carpet — because they’re wearing a designer’s piece. And you’re there to sell, you’re doing them a favor. And they are doing you a favor by giving you publicity. It’s a give-and-take.”
Girl’s got a very good point. While celebs certainly deserve recognition for their accomplishments beyond their style, the fashion designers that dress them also deserve credit for their amazing creations, which is exactly what they’re getting when celebs give them that red carpet nod.
While we’re not sure Lively would agree, given her recent lash-out, it’s a refreshing take, to be sure.
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(h/t Refinery29; photos via Pascal Le Segretain/Getty + Antony Jones/Getty)