Robin Wright has been busy promoting her latest film, a unique sci-fi tale called 'The Congress', and she got interviewed by Salon. Because so much of the film is actually focused on Robin's younger self, a lot of the interview focuses on Robin Wright's younger years in Hollywood.
She talks about Hollywood being a 'machine', and creating commodities out of celebrities. She compares herself to Jennifer Lawrence after she landed Princess Diaries, saying, "Everyone’s a derivative of something else. Jennifer Lawrence is the new – oh, I don’t know, she’s the new somebody. There’s always somebody every year. And they’re always in their 20s. I was in that position after “Princess Bride,” and then they disappear."
When asked if it's difficult to stay away from that and all the celebrity culture, Robin replied, "It wasn’t that hard to do, actually, because I didn’t live in L.A. I moved away, and I think that helped a lot. I moved out of that vortex. Maybe it would have been more seductive. I probably would’ve had a facelift by now. You think of all those things, women in Los Angeles, plasticized and … [Pulls her face taut.] I think that was a salvation, truthfully: Living in Marin County, Calif. Raising my kids and not being surrounded by that circus."
While Robin Wright certainly had a great career after 'Princess Bride', I don't think I would put her in the same league as Jennifer Lawrence. Lawrence has headlined a $400 million franchise, won an Oscar at the age of 22, stars in another franchise, and has led countless indie movies. Robin, on the other hand, didn't have nearly that kind of success. I understand the point she's making of celebrities becoming commodities, but I don't know if comparing herself to Jennifer Lawrence was valid there.