Robin Wright covers Vanity Fair, throws some subtle shade at Sean Penn

Robin VF

Isn’t it such an unexpected pleasure to see a 48-year-old woman on the cover of a major magazine? Major as in, not the AARP Magazine, or More Magazine, or Good Housekeeping. Robin Wright is enjoying one of the highest points of her career and her personal life right now – she’s on the widely acclaimed and award-winning House of Cards, and she’s back with her young lover Ben Foster. She talks about her public and personal life in the April issue of Vanity Fair – you can read VF’s excerpt here. Some highlights:

On her relationship with Ben Foster: “I’ve never been happier in my life than I am today. Perhaps it’s not ladylike [to say], but I’ve never laughed more, read more, or come more than with Ben. He inspires me to be the best of myself. There’s so much to learn. It’s endless. How great! It took me a long time to grow up. Love is possible as life is possible.”

On her divorce to Sean Penn: “I’m not in the business of talking about what ‘isn’t,’my eyes are set forward and I’ve never been happier. I have too much respect for Sean and our two extraordinary children to sell our past joys and woes for public consumption and fodder.”

What she learned from being married to Penn: “I believe we were together not only to have our beautiful children but to learn how to love … for the next time around, the right way. And then, what I’m looking for in people now is kindness.”

Her now-famous super-short hairstyle: “I was just cutting off damaged hair—too much bleach over months of [appearing in] different movies. It was a mercy killing, but it works for the character.”

Late stardom: “I feel as though I’ve just graduated. I mean, I never went to college. I was pregnant at 23. You hear people say how they have ‘arrived,’ but it was just always there, waiting to come out. For me, it just took a long time. I’m 48. I’m finally a person. I think I’m finally ready.”

[From Vanity Fair]

VF also contacted Sean Penn’s rep to see if he would comment on the record, but all they got was a message that Penn was traveling and unable to comment. If you go back to his recent Esquire interview, I think Sean already said what he wanted to say about his marriage to Robin. I think it’s safe to say they were toxic together and they might have even brought out the worst in each other. But I like the way Robin speaks about it, like she learned a lot from the back-and-forth drama with Sean and she’s a lot happier these days. Which I believe. But I’d still like to see her grow out her hair just a little bit!! I’m sorry, but I do find this cut too severe.

Photos courtesy of WENN, cover courtesy of Vanity Fair.

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  1. Jenny says:

    She looks nice. Too bad House of Cards season 3 was terrible. I have no interest in going on. They also completely ruined her character.

    • als says:

      Why do you think they ruined her character?

      • Jenny says:

        Her reaction to [no spoilers] what happened to the guy in the prison cell and her actions afterward were super dumb, and incredibly hard to believe considering she’s been totally find with murdering people until now. And then she screwed up the job she begged for and proceeded to blame everyone else for it.

      • Thinker says:

        Because she was used as the only plot device the whole season, her character gave me whiplash and seemed a totally different woman from seasons past. But this shouldn’t be discussed as the first post!

        spoiler alert!!!!!

      • Michelle says:

        Well I loved her in the last scene in the final episode. Sets the stage for a great (hopefully) season 4. I want Frank to pay for all he has done!

        Robin looks incredible and has an amazing body. Such a contrast to Vogue’s Ktrash issue. Robin has class.

      • Jenny says:

        Why just Frank? Claire is an equally despicable person, and it disturbs me when people don’t realize that.

      • funcakes says:

        I knew they were heading for trouble when he became president to fast. I also figured out by the trailer not to even bother to watch season three. Its a shame they ruined what could have stretched to at least five season. It would be a mercy to end this season like they ended the original version of the House of Cards.

        Best moment of the series is when Claire confronted the mistress.
        Second best moment when Frank ended things with the mistress once and for all.
        She was annoying

      • Cindy says:

        I’m glad they are changing up the character a bit. It’s like she is awakening to the fact she married a scheming, murderous reptile. Underwood scares the crap out of me, and claire too! I think they have to give Francis a worthy adversary or else he really will go forever undefeated. Love that show.

        I miss robin’s long hair too.

      • Jenny says:

        Claire herself is also a scheming murderous reptile though? Maybe she didn’t do it herself, but she certainly helped plan both Russo’s and Zoe’s murders.

      • Sadezilla says:

        I might be alone on this, but I kind of got turned off back in Season 1 after [spoilerish] the second murder. It just felt so extra.

        I’m guessing it’s just me, lol.

      • mytbean says:

        SPOILER commentary – I kind of felt disappointed as well because Claire has always come across as such a steely b*tch. But, If I remember right, Claire’s never had such a direct hand in the death of another person nor has she had a role where her every word/action has such large scale effect. Granted, she’s run her own show – but again, the ramifications of her actions weren’t national news. And she’s always been more emotionally swayed than Frank in every area of her life.

        Frank is the one who kills and makes all of the morally questionable decisions. Actually – Frank’s moral compass is completely missing… Power is his God. Claire, on the other hand, believes in the good that can be done with the power she wants. Power is not her ultimate goal.

        I think they’re using Claire as an example of someone with all of the makings of a benevolent leader but showing how challenging if not impossible it would be for someone like that to climb the political ladder with it’s corrupt atmosphere as it is. I’d like to see her ditch Frank (and his reputation), overpower him and either hook up with his competitor or directly run against him in election. 🙂

      • FLORC says:

        Vague spoilers…
        It made sense. Ever since what she did to her former lover for press manipulation she felt a part of herself die. The good part ofcourse. She’s not a bad person, but to achieve her goals in politics she had to do some awful things.

        The prinson scene was her confronting the troubles in her own marriage as well as her personal conflicts.
        It was good.
        I was upset at the route taken for the story, but i’m not going to say it sucked because I didn’t agree. It was well written.

      • **sighs** says:

        I can’t believe people think she’s a good person deep down. I think she is and always has been a wretched character. Just as bad, as Frank, just in a different way. That scene where she’s all over that security detail’s dick on basically his deathbed….you don’t get much more cold than that. She indirectly murders people. I don’t think that’s better, just different.

      • Jenny says:

        Uh both Frank AND Claire carefully planned out how Russo would die. She also knew that Frank was going to murder Zoe and asked him if he had done it yet. She is just as disgusting and complicit as Frank is.

      • FLORC says:

        Claire was called out for being a bad playing a nice person by her artist lover. She’s not a good person, but trying to find some forgiveness or peace with herself. She has also establish pre dying handy to former security guard she knew who Frank was. And what she had to do for him. Be ruthless. The (spoiler) Mandala episode did just that.

    • Pinky says:

      Yeah, what @Jenny said.

    • Tanguerita says:

      Absolutely. Everything about this season was a major disappointment and for the most time just ignorant and dumb. There is an article in “The Vulture” that sums it up nicely. it’s a shame, as both Spacey and Wright keep doing a magnificent job.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      Oh no! I won’t read further because of possible spoilers, but they ruin it in Season 3? Bummer.

      • santana says:

        it’s really very polarized. I love that there’s so much more character development and she in particular is starting to show her Lady MacBeth cracking side, and that’s a joy to watch because both Spacey and Wright can show their acting chops.

      • FLORC says:

        I didn’t think so. Make up your mind for yourself. Don’t watch it thinking it will suck because someone else said it did.


    • Cindy says:

      Yeah, she is. In fact, she scared me a little more than Frank even. That scene in the hospital where she confronted their bodyguard on his death bed made the hair on the back of my neck stand up! I am just naively hoping Claire has some kind of moral awakening (unrealistic, I know) and she takes Frank down. A battle between those two would be spectacular.

    • TheOnlyDee says:

      I wasn’t sure about the 180, buuuttt I am interested in season 4 just because I want to see what happens because of her sudden shift. I was also really happy about Mickey Doyle from Boardwalk Empire being in season 3 and I hope he plays a big part of Frank’s *hopeful* downfall. I don’t know if Claire had some sort of epiphany, but she did very suddenly seem to shift into “Frank is a bad guy” mode when she was okay with it for the first two seasons. I get what you are saying Jenny, she wasn’t a peach herself. I am still super curious as to what happens next with SPOILERS….. the election and Heather Dunbar and what happens with Doug. Ugh talk about a creepy slime ball, that guy scares me. Also I would love for the author guy (sorry, Mickey Doyle, I don’t remember your character’s name) to be a thorn in Frank’s side.

    • MMRB says:

      Could you people all just please STFU for those of us who haven’t watched it. W.O.W

      (slumps on floor dejectedly)

      well there goes that Sunday of watching in my jam jams

  2. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    Love her and love her hair. We are watching the second season of House of Cards now, and it’s so good. I’m glad she’s in a happier place now.

    • Franca says:

      I hate her hair. She looks too severe IMO. Like a short haired Chelsea Handler.

    • FLORC says:

      She has the structure for short hair. The length it is on HoC is perfect for her character.

      There’s a scene where they’re all looking over photos of her in different hairstyles. Short, long, blonde, brown. And the short hair jjust suits her. Also, she’s gorgeous and ages so lovely.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        I agree, FLORC. I think her face can take it, and she can still look very soft and feminine at times. I love it.

    • joan says:

      “I’ve never laughed more, read more, or come more than with Ben.” —

      Come more?

      She said that?


      • s says:

        Robin and Ben were at a low-key bar I was at once – they were super loved up and when I heard of their brief split I was saddened. She was beyond beautiful and make-up free plus he seemed really attentive towards her, making her laugh. By the end of the night we were doing shots and signing Queen with them – and they were just really lovely, warm people. By my 2nd shot with her I had to hold myself from screaming “Princess Buttercup” or “Jennnnn-ayyyyy” when I looked her in the eye for the toast. So from seeing their sexual chemistry up close, I can say he was definitely holding it down, she is a goddess!!!

      • Lauren says:

        I am happy for Robin – she deserves some satisfaction and happiness.
        I understand where she is coming from – I had to wait till I was 37 for mind blowing affection and companionship.
        9 years later – better than ever.
        I treasure every day, even if it’s a little turbulent. I know there is good love on the way. Kindness is very sexy.

      • Maggi says:

        Yeah. I didn’t really need to hear about how much she comes with Ben. It’s just waaaaay too much information. Save that sh*t for your friends. It’s not unladylike per se but it does seem unprofessional. Why would you feel the need to share that with the public at large??

      • NOWI'VESAIDIT says:

        Tasteless comment. Do her children really want to know that? Otherwise good job getting rid of BakedHam.

  3. aims says:

    Sometimes we go through the hard patches in life as learning lessons for us to truly appreciate what we have now.

    • Tiffany27 says:


      She looks gorgeous BTW.

    • kittykat says:

      Absolutely!! At 45 I can say Ive earned my appreciation all around!!

    • Bugglez says:

      I’m starting to think Sean Penn got wind of her VF interview before it released which included some pretty amazing comments about her great relationship with Ben and so he rushed to print with his very VERY similarly put ‘everything before the amazing love of my existence Charlize was a wash,’ interview – which included some very cool comments toward Robin. It’s so apparent – penn is a douche.

  4. als says:

    I think her cut is severe too, but this woman is no candy and it’s ok to show it. There is charm and beauty in the severe and tough ones too.

    • deehunny says:

      I agree. She has a pretty enough face where she can wear it and it suits the character so well. She’s a statuesque beauty with it.

  5. BengalCat2000 says:

    “… or come more than Ben.” I’m sure that doesn’t mean what my dirty brain thinks it means, but I want it to! Love these guys as a couple!!

    • Nick says:

      Oh I think it does. What else could it mean?

    • maria says:

      what else could it mean?

      • BengalCat2000 says:

        You’re right! I just assumed it was some sort of spiritual love talk that I didn’t get.

      • FLORC says:

        She started the sentence with a warning it was polite/ladylike to mention so yea. It was what you thought.

        And not really shade. Just that she’s much happier and comfortable with herself.

    • Santolina says:

      I LOVE that comment. Of course, it refers to their sex life. How many women are that authentic? It’s refreshing. Not-so-subtle shade on Sean, if you ask me. Hoo boy!

      • funcakes says:

        Yeah. I love that comment most of all. Sean seems like a minute man to me. Never heard about anyone being overwhelmed by his sexual gifts.

      • Tara says:

        Madonna said Sean was amazing in bed.

      • santana says:

        Egomaniac, full of themselves men like Penn never consider their sexual partner’s pleasure. I think he should have been a really “fast” lover and sexually unsatisfying for a woman like Robin. Or Charlize, poor thing, until she opens her eyes.

      • Tara says:

        Not always true. Sometimes the a-holes are the best in bed. Sean is so passionate and intense and he looks like he would be a great lay. Not to mention Madonna herself confirmed this.

      • NGBoston says:

        Yes! 1000 x’s YES to everything. Jennifer Justice posted. What I don’t understand about CT with the douchetastic Penn–is,,,witnessing first hand the abuse and killing of her Mother by her Father in her childhood– why hasn’t her red flag gone off with SP??? Clearly, he is a bully.

        Rumor has it in Hollywood circles that. Charlize is the only female in Penn’s entire womanizing history he has ever respected bc she does not take an ounce of his verbal abuse or BS. Interesting.

        Doubt that will affect his ability to keep it in his pants though. He is a notorious cheater, especially when he drinks.

      • Bugglez says:

        Ok Tara/Sean. Lol

        I think the larger point is, considering the consensus is that Madonna doesn’t (never has) struck anyone as a sensual person (too narcissistic? Less concerned with the actual act and more concerned with ‘the show’) her comment about Penn (by the way, link please?) if she even said it – means squat.

    • Sugar says:

      Some things just don’t need to be said. Interesting that she doesn’t consider her prodigious orgasms too private to be broadcasted for “public consumption and fodder”. Because I sure do. Don’t want to hear about it. That’s her business and it surely isn’t mine.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        I’m with you. Not judging, and I might very well say that or something just as personal to a friend, but I don’t think I’d say that in an interview, either.

      • **sighs** says:

        I read that and just thought, “gross. How old are you? 19?

      • Cindy says:

        That comment was just odd. Didn’t need to know that, but yeah, it was a dig at sean.

      • lucy2 says:

        Agreed – I like her and want her to be happy, but somethings should be kept private.

      • Christin says:

        I’m with you on this. Just TMI and a swipe at her ex. IMO.

        And though I think he’s a supreme jerk, it’s still TMI.

      • JenniferJustice says:

        Agreed. Is nothing sacred? Besides, when women proclaim such amazing sex to the masses, it’s just unneccessary bragging which is usually somewhat of a charade. Also a subtly dig aimed at Theron – like she’s getting it better than her. Grow up and keep private things private.

        I’m glad she and Penn are no longer together. They didn’t work for eachother and most suspect he was a cheater and emotionally abusive. I don’t like that she feels she’s only now a person. She raised children and didn’t feel like a person through that entire phase of her life? I don’t beleive she and Penn were together to have beautiful children and learn to love better the next time. She had kids with a douche bag. She stayed so the kids would have both parents and hoping Penn would change. He didn’t. She finally left. They didn’t stay together to learn better to love the nex time. She stayed in an likely abusive relationship because she just wasn’t ready to leave yet – like most dv victims, it takes alot of trying and going back before they realize nothing is ever going to change with that person. It is what it is. No sugar-coating please. Sounds ridiculous like something Goopy would say.

      • Esmom says:

        That was my reaction, too. Also, I’m sure I’ll get slammed for saying this but, her current happiness seems tied almost exclusively to her love life and I’m not sure how healthy that is. Would she be saying all this stuff about how she’s arrived and has grown up if she were single? I wonder.

      • Bugglez says:

        It’s funny how some women get a pass on waving their ‘I’m over him,’ flag and are even rooted for and and given various ‘you go girl!’ rallying cries – teams are formed etc….lots of…ooh he’s (insert latest ‘date’ here) so much better, so much bigger (look how many socks he can stuff in his sweatpants yall! ) so much hotter….which gets kind of eyerollingly absurd when you realize these enablers say it for every single guy their ol gal dates and yet they never answer the question – we’ll if that’s so…why aren’t they a world famous oscar winning sexy icon?

    • QQ says:

      Oh no no she MEANT what you think it meant!… HUZZAHH!

    • PunkyMomma says:

      I loved that comment and, yes, that’s what I thought, too. Some real nice shade thrown there.

    • santana says:

      Well it’s kind of clear, no? Ben Foster is 34 and old Peen is 55 and that makes me wander about poor Charlize and the Viagra supply in that house.

      • JenniferJustice says:

        If the blinds had it right through Penn and Wright’s marriage, cocaine was the fuel for both fighting and sex. She just as much as him… they say.

      • perplexed says:

        Looking at those numbers, I just realized the age difference between SP and CT is greater than the one between RW and BF, but it’s always mentioned how RW has a “young lover.”

    • Tara says:

      TMI. She should keep that to herself. If Sean said the same thing everyone would be saying he’s trash and insulting his ex wives.

      • santana says:

        but because of who Sean Penn is (a douche) and how he treated her and how he abused of Madonna, if he says something like this he WILL be considered trash because that’s what he has always been, and Robin can say it and still be a class act. Period.

      • Tara says:

        A class act doesn’t discuss their orgasms for the whole world.

      • littlestar says:

        Sean Penn is an ass so I won’t shade her for such a brazen comment.

      • Kristin says:

        He is trash and in case you missed his last interview, he DID trash his ex-wife. I thought her comments about Sean were incredibly gracious given how much of a dick he was to her and the crap he said about her in that interview. And personally, I have always thought Robin Wright was a hell of an actress. Her portrayal in Forrest Gump alone convinced me of her ability. I just always kind of thought her career took a backseat to his during their marriage. I’m just glad she’s finally getting the credit she so rightly deserves.

      • Tara says:

        Just because you don’t like Sean Penn doesn’t mean Robin should be sainted and treated differently from every other celebrity who shares too much about their sex life with the world.

      • milla says:

        that was just too much information. she gets a free pass cos people dislike Penn. Stupid.

    • Maria says:

      it must mean it, because she also says “its not ladylike” the other things like laughing dont fit that.

    • I Choose Me says:

      That comment made me grin. Get it girl!

  6. Jegede says:

    LOL. How long are Penn and Wright going to keep going at each other?

    I’m starting to understand why their son, Hopper, is so messed in the head.

    • santana says:

      what is it with the boy? never read/heard about him.

      • NGBoston says:

        Hopper is reported to have some substance abuse and temper problems. Nothing major, but it also has been reported– when he was about 17 or 18– Sean Penn set him up with paid escorts…and essentially aided and abetted in under-age alcohol/cocaine binges for his Son. Can’t state these as facts but they were a blind item reveal on a popular Hollywood Gossip website, CDAN

    • Bridget says:

      It is amazing how much these two dislike eachother. Sean can’t seem to get over the fact that Robin moved on almost immediately (remember when he tried to get into a fight with her boyfriend before Foster, at the Oscars?) and she seems resentful of Penn. It makes you wonder how unpleasant it was while they were together, even without taking into account the nasty stuff that’s whispered about Penn.

      • FLORC says:

        Many talked about what a career Robin had ahead of her. Then she got pregnant and Penn made choices for her. She was to be happy at home with their family. She worked very rarely and wanted to do more.

        There are little drops of shade here and there about his controlling nature and violent outbursts. And when she wanted out he changed for her long enough to get her back.

        Out of the 2 of them Robin had more talent and promise. I think that’s in part of her “arrived” comment. Her talent was always there. Just not able to act it out because of Penn.

      • Calcifer says:

        @ Florc I agree with you about Robin being very talented and not being able to flourish professionally, possibly due to her being too wrapped up in a relationship with a very dominant man for a long time. But I do think that Sean Penn is a VERY talented actor as well, I’m thinking here of roles like the ones he played in Milk (2008) and Sweet and Lowdown (1999).

      • notasugarhere says:

        Her comments in Searching for Deborah Winger showed that conflict. She talked about having the love and support of a partner (Penn), because you won’t get love in Hollywood. But she lamented that you get one role every few years when you choose motherhood and your partner is also in the business.

      • Bridget says:

        I don’t think ANYONE wonders why Robin would harbor resentment toward Penn, but what’s interesting to me is how dismissive sheis towards him now, and how much that makes him lash out at her. It really, really got to him that she moved on first.

        As far as her career… I disagree that she was considered more talented (and I personally think Sean Penn is unwatchable, but there’s no doubt of his professional reputation) and I’ve always found her to be good, but not versatile.

      • holly hobby says:

        She was on a career upswing after Princess Bride. She was cast as Marian in the Robin Hood movie before she had to drop out because of her pregnancy. The only movie she made after that that actually made money was Forrest Gump. So yeah, I understand what she’s saying.

      • FLORC says:

        I agree with you. Penn is also very talented. Though I think she has shown more.

    • Cindy says:

      How is their son screwed up? I never heard anything about that.

  7. Maya says:

    “Come more with Ben” what a deliciously cool dig at Sean’s performance in bed.

    Now let’s just wait for Sean to explode and claim Charlize is his perfect match in bed…

  8. tifzlan says:

    She’s so beautiful! But House of Cards season 3 was awful. I only watched it for Claire’s clothes.

    • AG-UK says:

      That grey dress that she wore in episode 3 or 4… love love love that. The evening one

    • santana says:

      Oh I thought I was the best season of the show: It started to bore me that Frank never looses and she started showing her Lady MacBeth guilt and conscience from episode one. That’s they way it should be.

      • Josefa says:

        I’m only halfway through, but I agree. I love the Underwoods (and admire them – yes, I’m like that) but they were having it too easy. It was time we saw more vulnerability.

      • tifzlan says:

        I definitely agree that it’s time we see cracks in Frank’s plan for world domination or whatever. I just think all of it was so sloppy. My biggest gripe is with Claire’s storyline. Begging for and receiving the job she so desperately wanted when she was NOWHERE NEAR qualified for it. I HATED THAT. HATE IT!!!

      • TheOnlyDee says:

        I am HOPING that is a bridge to a great season four. Maybe it was a set up for the downfall of Frank or something. I wasn’t that impressed, either, but I didn’t hate it.

    • Cindy says:

      The last season was my favorite! The lady macbeth comparison is a good one- I really needed for one of the characters to grow a soul. SPOILER SPOILER****SPOILER****

      Rachel the prostitute was the only likable character. I was so disappointed that stamper got her. I really wanted her to stick around to see her grow, and for potential blackmail against Frank. Also, Stamper, whoever plays him, is an outstanding actor. He is completely diabolical and dark and twisted, yet you get the feeling some really bad sh*t happened to make him that way. I find him fascinating. This show is so great because it turns the usual story on its head- instead of rooting for the main character to win, you want to see Frank go down.

      • FlowerintheAttic says:


        me too!! stamper is really interesting and the actor is amazing. I was bummed he finally got Rachael. I enjoyed her character and was really hoping she’d make it. As soon as she walked away in my head I was wondering when he was going to go back for her. Poor girl never stood a chance.

  9. Jan Harf says:

    Not sure if that’s shade, per se.
    Everyone on earth should read Kara Brown’s “Shade Court” posts on Jezebel. They are amazing.

  10. savu says:

    Her hair first season of House of Cards will be my milf haircut in a few decades. I love it so much. Hahaha I love her getting a little too graphic there. Maybe not the classiest, but it’s nice to see a 48 year old woman talk about it.

  11. Calcifer says:

    I think she is so very beautiful, beautiful and strong looking. As for her quote that she now looks for ‘kindness’ in people, that makes me wonder a bit. She doesn’t seem like the sort of person who values ‘kindness’ most (and I am not saying she should). And her boyfriend Ben looks like a tough cookie too.

    • QQ says:

      They definitely look like curt prickly people.. all of them Sean and Charlize too

      • Calcifer says:

        Yes, ‘curt and prickly’ is a good description of the whole quartet. That being said, I have to admit on second thought that being curt and prickly maybe isn’t necessarily incompatible with ‘being kind’ (at heart). Being kind after all is not the same as being ‘sweet’. So maybe Robin is sincere when she says she looks for kindness in people.

      • JenniferJustice says:

        I thought that was the biggest dig of all. Apparently Penn was/is not kind? That’s how I read it.

    • Kristin says:

      I don’t know. I saw Ben Foster on Jimmy Kimmel (I think?) and he was absolutely HILARIOUS. His roles make his seem dark but in real life he seems like a really sweet, funny guy.

  12. AG-UK says:

    We have just finished the 4th episode. I must say 1/2 were fantastic and I can’t see where 3 is going I am not loving it yet. If it is anything like the original it will/should end season 4. I watched the first 2 within a week but my husband wants to watch ONE at a time ughhhhhhh otherwise I’d be finished already.

    • Itsnotthatserious says:

      I have finished it and it ended with a bang

      • AG-UK says:

        too bad my husband doesn’t go on business trips I’d be done already. A guy here at work has finished them all the first weekend. oooh can’t wait must finish before I go on holiday.. I also have to say that I LOVE LOVE the intro music.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      My husband will only watch one at a time, too! It drives me nuts. He says he wants to “savor” it. Gah! Let’s have a party behind their backs and watch it all in one night. Lol

    • Cindy says:

      I would sneak away and watch it anyways! Just pretend its the first time you saw it when you watch together. Than again, I’m divorced, so…..:)

  13. LAK says:

    On the cover, Kim Kardashian isreferenced as Jed Clampett??!! IIRC my TV shows, wasn’t Jed an uncouth, uneducated hill billy who unexpectedly found oil on his land….moved to beverly Hills to the consternation of the residents?

    Wait……That is an apt description of Kim. Carry on.

    • Lama Bean says:

      I was just about to make this same comment. But not just Jed Clampett….Jed Clampett with a booty! 😂😂😂😂😂

      Awesomely hilarious comparison. Valid though.

  14. Thinker says:

    I love her, I think she’s gorgeous and pure class. But…. What the heck? That picture is an awkward mess, from a woman whose the epitome of regal and self composed. The expression, pose, and strange photoshop give her the look of having been caught exiting the bathroom and leaving behind a stinker. This picture reads: “Oh, you might want to let it air out in there first.”

    • Esmom says:

      I agree, the photo is bad. The whole “tough chick” approach strikes me as too contrived there.

  15. FingerBinger says:

    Didn’t Sean Penn get ripped a new one for saying almost exactly the same thing?

    • Chris says:

      So true. And he didn’t insult her prowess in bed. They are two sides of the same coin in my book.

    • Div says:

      I like Robin, but I kind of feel that she probably can be a first class a hole like Ben Foster and Sean Penn

    • Tara says:

      Exactly all I’m saying is the next time Sean says something nice about Charlize, I don’t want to see these same people saying, “how dare he? That’s disrespectful to Robin!” Hypocritical.

  16. Tara says:

    Lovely woman and actress! I think they were toxic together and are now much happier now in their current relationships. They used to fight all the time I remember reading an article on one of their film sets. Although it’s a bit unfair that when Sean says nice stuff about Charlize people attack him saying he’s attacking Robin. Robin can say anything about Ben Foster and not get attacked.

    Can you imagine if Sean said that quote about coming more with Charlize than with anyone else? Oh the pitchforks would be out.

    • santana says:

      There’s this little thing to consider though: Robin has always been a class act and a very priavte person and Penn has been an asshole for decades starting when he assaulted Madonna to like a year ago when he smashed a fan’s phone. So when they made a statement sure it will be perceived different, based on the type of person they are and always have been.

      • Tara says:

        Agree. People have a bias, but it’s kind of annoying how Sean can’t say anything nice about Charlize, but Robin can say something that should really be private about Ben. People do change. Robin just hasn’t been in the spotlight much until now, but I hear she and Sean fought because both were prickly personalities.

  17. Hullubaloooo says:

    I don’t get what shade she was supposed to be throwing – maybe it was too subtle for me but she seemed to handle that question with grace and respect more than anything.

  18. EC says:

    I might pick up this magazine!! VF is one of the few magazines that I think is worth the newstand price – they usually have some nice juicy stories which are great for a plane ride.

    I think she looks incredible (as always, her body is insane and I try not to focus on those things too much), and she was great this season in HOC. Not my favorite season, but I do think Robin was really good with her material. She seems super happy here, but I don’t think its all roses and butterflies with her and Ben. I mean they have already called off the engagement once, we’ll see what happens. God knows she deserves a good guy and some happiness tho.

    • santana says:

      I think she’s that kind of woman who can’t be with a “nice guy” type. She needs to feel the passion, the thrill. I understand that. I always thought that many scenes on House of Cards were way too close to her and maybe kind of based on her private persona: like the scene where she describes how Frank proposed: “ I won’t put you on a pedestal, instead I promise you’ll never be bored”

      • EC says:

        I agree that she probably isn’t looking for a traditional “nice” guy. She herself is…prickly, most likely not too dissimilar to Charlize Theron, but I think she is at a point where she wants someone who respects her and treats her well.

        And I completely agree, I think one of the reasons that she is so good in HOC is that it leans into certain aspects of her personality. She’s not warm, she is ambitious, she is complicated, etc. I think the dynamic between Claire and Frank is fascinating, partly because we get glimpses into Frank’s head (when he talks to the audience) but Claire is more of an enigma. Robin does a great job with her.

  19. Ally.M says:

    I think she’s deluded, Ben Foster looks like a pr**k to me, when he’s with her his body language is off. I used to really like Robin but not sure how I feel after reading this, it feels like she’s trying to convince herself of her own happiness.

    • FingerBinger says:

      I agree. How you go from a very public broken engagement to “I’ve never been happier” is a little suspicious.

    • santana says:

      how is that? they seemed very much in love at the Globes last January. He practically had emoji love eyes all over her during Spacey speech. And he, a 34 year old guy, proposed not one but twice to a 48 year old woman with growth children. If that’s not love…They seem like an intense couple but I think they know what they’re getting into and I root for them

    • Tara says:

      I agree. She’s gushing a little too much for someone who just had an engagement called off with the guy. I don’t see her and Ben lasting. He seems like Sean Penn Jr. and will probably pull an Ashton Kutcher and eventually cheat on her with a younger woman, Seems like she is trying too hard to prove she’s happy too. She was obviously trying to hurt Sean with the classless “never come more” remark. Seems to me she’s just trying to get back at him because he recently called Charlize the love of his life.

      • jinni says:

        Well there were rumors of him messing with his co star Vanessa Kriby the actress that played Stella during a play he was acting in “A Streetcar Named Desire” in London. That is why the broke off the first engagement.

  20. MrsBPitt says:

    “I’ve never come more than with Ben”…..Somewhere Ben Foster is doing the Chandler Bing dance!!!!! lol

  21. someone says:

    “what I’m looking for in people now is kindness” ….says Robin (about life post Sean Penn)

    Yep – Say what you will about Sean Penn but kind would never be the first word I’d use to describe him. Robin is correct on this one.

  22. ell says:

    yeah great, if it weren’t for the fact i don’t actually believe ben foster is all that different than sean penn…

  23. kri says:

    HAHAHA!! I’ve never come more with Ben!!!! Oh, damn. That’s not throwing shade that is obliterating sunlight! I love it. And no, she isn’t Princess Buttercup, maybe Ben Foster is grumpy and such, but Sean Penn is one of the world’s greatest a$$holes.Go, Robin-be happy….

  24. jack says:

    What a woman.

  25. Josefa says:

    What an awkward and stiff looking cover. Was that really the best picture they took? Robin is usually much more photogenic.

    I think her hair is a little too short now. There’s a length that just doesn’t look good on any woman, and I think she’s close to that. But she’s the type of woman who benefits greatly from a short haircut. She has a really striking bone structure and piercing eyes. With long hair she doesn’t stand out.

  26. Jayna says:

    She’s applauded by many on here for saying that she has never come more than with Ben Foster. If Madonna said that or Jennifer Aniston, or others on here not liked, they would be ripped to shreds and flushed down the toilet. Interesting.

    I don’t like her hair.

    • Tara says:

      Exactly. It was TMI. If Charlize Theron made that same remark people on here would be ripping her to shreds for being trashy for saying that.

      People are just biased because they hate Sean Penn. They keep saying about Charlize that you are the company you keep. Well Robin was with him for 20 years, had kids with him, and kept getting back with him. She knew about what happened with Madonna. Robin can be prickly and an ice queen too. Ben Foster is also just a younger version of Sean.

    • someone says:

      Agreed! Some things are tacky to say and that is one of them. Not sure what she was thinking saying that out loud.

  27. TheOnlyDee says:

    Is anyone else laughing at Kim Kardashian: Jed Clampett with a booty?

  28. belle de jour says:

    Master class in Shade 401.

    You don’t openly diss what was, specifically; you praise to high heaven what you’re enjoying now, that’s somehow… different. Well done.

    • Mrs. Darcy says:

      Yeah “I won’t stoop to dishing on Sean, but here’s some very large shade for ya!” I’m sure she knows a comment like that will get to him. I haven’t seen House of Cards but I’ve liked her since The Princess Bride and am glad she finally seems happy, though like some others I’m not 100% sold on Foster.

    • jane says:

      @belle due jour: different but the same. I hear pain in that comment, not happiness.

      • belle de jour says:

        Agreed; I happen to think there’s acute & remembered pain lurking somewhere in most shade cast. It’s been my experience that it takes a while – and a colder eye – to cast it so ably, though.

        No matter the source of her current light, I sense she’s very bittersweet-relieved that her former husband is past 5 o’clock on her sundial. In this situation, there seems a place between the other emotions that’s probably made up of all of them.

  29. shannon says:

    I’m with you, Kaiser. I am a short hair enthusiast. Winona Ryder would be doing herself a favor if she went back to her short cut – Evan Rachel Wood as well (IMHO). However, this look just does not suit Robin Wright. She said it herself that it suits the character, so maybe she’ll grow it out after HOC is finished.

  30. TessD says:

    “And then, what I’m looking for in people now is kindness.”
    – interesting… can we deduct from this that Sean is probably not very kind?

  31. LouLou says:

    This season of House of Cards wasn’t as good IMO. The guy who plays Doug Stamper did such great acting and was the most compelling character for a while. Then he went off the rails with his last action, and I haven’t recovered. I never understood his obsession w/ Rachel. It was never love. He seems like a maniac at the end, which was disappointing and less nuanced.

    Love Robin’s shade. LOL.

  32. V. says:

    Robin Wright at 50! Elegant! Satisfied! Beautiful! #LifeGoals

    • seesittellsit says:

      And air-brushed within an inch of her life. If you think she really looks like that in person, you’re in for a shock. As for “satisfied” – the day I believe a celebrity bragging about his or her sex life I’ll know I’m in trouble.

  33. Camille (The Original) says:

    I’d like to see her grow out her hair too. I don’t think this style suits her.

  34. jojo says:

    Is it just me or does anyone else think her boy Ben looks a bit like a blonde Screetch (aka Dustin Diamond) in the face? Neither of the two do anything for me.

  35. Kate says:

    Great series…I mainlined season 3 of House of Cards the weekend it came out. I agree with a lot of people on here that season 3 wasn’t *quite* as good as the first two but I will ALWAYS show up for Claire Underwood, she of the lovely haircut and TO DIE FOR CLOTHES. Wowza.

  36. FlowerintheAttic says:

    I’m not really understanding the lauding this woman is getting on this board. she is defined by the men she is with.

    • FLORC says:

      No. Not defined. She’s defined by her acting. She was known to be a great actress before Penn.
      This thread is discussing what she said about her ex and current beau because of some very brief comments on it.

    • Tara says:

      She’s a good actress, but it don’t understand the lauding former tacky comment about her sex life when any other celebrity discussing their sex lives gets attacked. Hypocritical. Just because Sean Penn is a jerk doesn’t mean she isn’t as classless as any other celebrity who discusses their sex life for the world.

  37. funmi says:

    Yeah! Tacky!
    I had to read that line twice to be sure I wasn’t seeing things.

  38. Grace says:

    I love short hair but I find her particular style a little too severe to. Maybe a cut with softer edges but just as short.

  39. kitty-bye says:

    For as long as I can remember my male mates love her however, is the hairstyle acceptable to most men? My significant other does not want me to get this hairstyle.