Robin Wright: "We Need a Female Che Guevara" to Confront Hollywood Inequality

Robin Wright Main - H 2015
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Robin Wright Main - H 2015

The actress joins growing debate about gender inequality in Hollywood.

Robin Wright added her voice to the chorus of those speaking out about inequality in Hollywood.

"We need a revolution, we really do," the House of Cards actress, up for an Emmy for her portrayal as Claire Underwood, said in an interview with the U.K.’s London Evening Standard. "Thank God gender equality is finally being talked about and making news, but we need a female Che Guevara."

The actress has joined a growing conversation surrounding such problems, which have been propelled into popular debate following Patricia Arquette’s speech about wage inequality at this year’s Oscars ceremony.

"It is a man’s world. Most industries are a man’s world. But when you break it down ... it’s women [who do the work]. But they don’t necessarily get the credit," she says.

Wright, who turns 50 next year, will soon be seen in Venice curtain raiser Everest, playing Peach, the wife of Josh Brolin’s character Beck Weathers, who was involved in the real-life 1996 disaster on the world’s tallest summit that claimed 12 lives.

But she suggests she’s unlikely to take a similar part again.

"If a great role comes along that is exciting and has some substance, or is far outside the box for me, I’ll definitely take it. But to play the pained wife again? I’m done," the actress told the paper.