127 Insightful Quotes By Robin Wright On Health, Happiness, Love & Beauty
Dallas, Texas, United States
Did you know that Robin Gayle Wright is one of the highest paid actors in the Unites States? Beginning her career as a model in her early teens, she reached a phenomenal height within a short span of time. Yet, she believes she is not successful, at least in terms of Hollywood and reprimands herself for not doing enough after every movie. In her interviews, she has talked freely not only about her works, but also about other sundry things such as what she remembers about her birth place Texas and what she thinks about Los Angeles or what type of youngster she actually was. Here are some of her quotes on health, happiness, love, beauty, joy, negativity, business, life and other things.
I can't imagine going back to long hair. Cutting it was the greatest thing I ever did I've always wanted to be able to let myself go over the edge It's just poetry, beauty and love. How hard can that be to act? If you're happy, if you're feeling good, then nothing else matters. I'd rather attempt something I'm not sure I can do It's what still excites me most about acting: letting your imagination go places it's never been before. There's nothing better than that I think I've always been a follow-the-leader with my career, or maybe waiting for things to happen. Now I'm like, I'm OK-I know the direction, whoever's on board can go with me. The seasoned woman is going to offer a more seasoned character. I've been told I've done a lot of flop movies. And I think, 'Wow, I've never considered them flops!' I've loved every character I played. I think I've always been waiting for things to happen. I always look for variety. I always want to run the gamut. I secretly want to skydive, even though it's my greatest fear! I dislike arrogant men and diva behavior in either gender. My mother liked to buy houses, fix them up, and turn them over. We'd live somewhere for a few months and then move to another house, sometimes just two blocks away. I didn't want to commit to a TV show. I tell you, being on a soap is the hardest work, and it gets so old. Get on your mark, get in the light, don't turn too far upstage - that's all it is. I hate everything I do. I hate my voice. I sound like a guy. You never accomplish everything you want to accomplish. I'd rather do 'She's So Lovely' that John Cassavetes wrote versus doing 'Batman.' The word 'demand' is a tricky word when used by our gender. When used by men, it's part of their vernacular. That character called 'Robin Wright' in the movie called 'The Congress' has nothing to do with me... I've never felt that way about life choices, career, etc. I'm not a practice religion freak. I didn't grow up in a religious family, but I have a faith. I know what I don't want. I honestly don't want to act anymore. If 'American Beauty' came out today, it wouldn't make nearly as much money. You're never going to be able to delve into the character traits of a Michelle Obama or Hillary Clinton. I don't want to always be the tortured, soulful wife. As an actor, I had noticed very vividly that very few directors know how to direct actors because they haven't done it. You couldn't pay me enough money to go back to being 20. So many tears; what a nightmare it was. It's much better being older. I met an agent through my modeling agency who encouraged me to go out and audition for sitcoms, and I was absolutely petrified because I had no desire to do it. I'm not exactly the type of actress who does half a dozen films a year. I really wanted to be a mom. I didn't want my kids to be raised by a nanny, which would have been the case if I were working two movies in a year, you know? And I would have been hospitalized with fatigue. I wish I were stronger in areas. Not so consumed or distracted. I don't know enough about politics. I am out of the loop. It's just never been in my nature to go out there and go on a red carpet to say, 'Oh, publicize me!' From the time I was wee big, my mother was one of the first members of Mary Kay Cosmetics. Women going door-to-door and letting housewives have their own business - that was really a breakthrough. It was huge. Dark chocolate-covered blueberries are my favorite sweet. The best part of shooting 'House of Cards' in Baltimore is eating lots of soft-shell crab. I run, lift weights and do yoga to stay in shape. I remember calling directors numerous times and saying, 'Oh, you should cast so-and-so instead of me. They're much better for the role.' Famous is celebrityism, and I don't want that... I know that I'm not that. Everybody knows who you are. I can't imagine living that life, but I don't think I consider myself famous. I think the inception of my interest in arts was when I was around 9 or 10 and I started dancing. I was really convinced that I was going to go to New York and be onstage in 'A Chorus Line.' I always loved to dance and move. I probably should have been a mime or something like that. With 'House of Cards,' you really get the heart and the meat of drama - and it's a thriller! Entertainment and escapism - those are the bigger money-making films today. I wouldn't be a good model for any designer's idea of what fashion is. Just lying in my big bed with Frette sheets. Oh my god, there's nothing better. I'm really trying to be in the now - that's so spiritual and stuff. It's just so much more pleasant and sane. If there's nothing for me to do as an actress, then that's frustrating. I'd rather go work at a menial labour job, where I can actually get my hands dirty. Hollywood is difficult to navigate if you have integrity, so I opted not to work if there wasn't enough to do in a role, which doesn't have to do with the role's size. I just pray I can keep working. I just pray I grow old gracefully. For actors in Hollywood, it's very straightforward. We're well-paid animals in a zoo. I didn't want to raise my kids in this weird, sycophantic society. If you have celebrity parents, it's not a good recipe for the kids, or anyone at any age. Maybe I'm a control freak. I'm trying to do the paleo diet. No carbs. Running gets everything done, doesn't it? Covers it all. I have Spanx on. Always! I have to wear them all the time! What I'm looking for in people now is kindness. Would I marry again? No. But never say never. Why marry? It's a beautiful fortress, but I don't need it. All marriages have their phases. I never went to college. I was pregnant at 23. I'm not in the business of talking about what 'isn't.' Love is possible as life is possible. It took me a long time to grow up. D.C. is more corrupt than Hollywood. It really is. I have a house here in California and come back every month and a half to see my kids. And they come to New York. I've been so anti-tattoos my whole life. Divorce in and of itself, and with children, is devastating. Hollywood is a suction for your confidence or your faith or your togetherness. Just walking on the street you can feel it. I have such a little face. Everyone has the answers. Sean's a better person when he's directing. He becomes a queen when he's an actor. And he's so unhappy when he's acting. I want to be perfect. I don't want to fail. And you always fail. Unless you're a star in this town, you're really nothing. My favorite designers are Levi Strauss and Fruit of the Loom. I like movies that make you think. When I had money in the past, I would always travel rather than spend it on big apartments or cars. And I still feel exactly the same way. I could not understand why Meryl Streep, for example, is allowed to work while pregnant and I'm not. I would have made a lousy stripper. I'm just not very comfortable exposing myself. I like the whole package to be good, It's a rarity that that happens, so I end up not working a lot. Is that romantic fantasy real? Um, after kids, no. Take the kids away, I don't know. Depends. I'd rather attempt something I'm not sure I can do. I turned down a lot of things that were so-called commercial. You're coming out of one film, and then they want you to be in the same one. It's what still excites me most about acting: letting your imagination go places it's never been before. There's nothing better than that. We really enjoy entertaining our children with characters. We'll act out all of The Wizard of Oz together. I was technically a Valley Girl, even though I absolutely dreaded being called that. I really hated the idea that I was a Valley Girl. Most of my memories of Texas are of mosquitoes, watermelons, crickets, and my brother teasing me. My mother gave me a sense of independence, a sense of total confidence that we could do whatever it was we set out to do. That's how we were raised. Sometimes I think they should set up an asylum for people like that... a whole slew of paparazzi defending their positions. Sean's a great, great writer. Sean's movies are provocative and challenging without being slick. After every movie, I always kick myself for the same things-didn't do enough, not enough variation, not enough interesting choices, too bland. I've always wanted to be able to let myself go over the edge. I used to ask Sean questions about acting. He's a brilliant actor, but I could never digest his information. I work primarily on an intuitive level. It makes me believe in fate. In most cases, the readings where I've been really bad have usually been the ones where I got the part.
I am not successful, in terms of Hollywood.
I have always been a good mimic.
Even the busboys at the restaurants have a script to give you. Everybody is in the business.
Learning what you don't want is how you know what you do want.
I'm a hedonist when it comes to culinary delights.
The older you get, of course, the knowingness of the truth - the ownership of knowing - is louder. You have to do the work in your marriage, but it has to be laid on a strong foundation of love.