These are some new photos of Robin Wright in NYC yesterday. In the candid pics, Robin was arriving in New York with her young lover, Ben Foster. I like that they’re holding hands in some of the pics – he seems kind of protective of her, but not in “get behind me, woman” kind of way. The other photos – the red carpet pics – are from last night’s premiere of Robin’s new film, House of Cards. Ben was not on her arm on the red carpet – maybe they’re not at that place yet? I would love it if they walked a carpet together though.
Robin chopped her hair last year, if I remember correctly, but lately she’s been rocking an even shorter ‘do. What are your thoughts? I’m kind of meh on it. I’m not a total short-hair hater, but I just think pixie cuts and full-on “grown out buzz cuts” are particularly strong looks that not every woman can pull off. Robin comes close to pulling it off, and I’m sure she feels happy and comfortable with the short hair… but I remember how great she looked with longer hair. Right? This super-short hair emphasizes her more masculine features. It bugs me. I’m also bothered by the idea that “women of a certain age” NEED to have shorter hair – not every woman can or should rock this kind of hairstyle.
Meanwhile, Robin was in Washington DC a few days ago and she met with some of Pres. Obama’s staffers about the Congo:
Actress Robin Wright is hoping President Obama will do more to aid the peace process in the Democratic Republic of Congo. She went to the White House Tuesday to meet with officials from his National Security Council and push for a special presidential envoy.
Wright, who was married for 14 years to Sean Penn, told POLITICO she traveled to Eastern Congo last year and was struck by the corruption and violence.
“The minerals that come from the Congo are, shall we say, dirty — blood-diamond dirty,” Wright said. “I just feel it’s our duty to clean them up.”
On Tuesday she accompanied activists from World Pulse and the Enough Project to the White House, where they presented NSC officials with a petition with more than 100,000 signatures seeking the appointment of a presidential envoy.
“This moment is bringing the petition to the front lines, finally,” Wright said.
I didn’t know Robin was involved in the Congo issue – that’s one of Ben Affleck’s big humanitarian issues too, isn’t it? Anyway, I like that she came to the White House with a set goal, a hard request and a major petition. Hopefully Pres. Obama will consider it!
PS… I really do think that the sex between Ben and Robin is probably HOT HOT HOT.
Photos courtesy of WENN, Fame/Flynet.