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film, in which an LAPD officer (Ryan Gosling) finds a long-lost secret that threatens to plunge what’s left of society into even more calamity and chaos.” Blade Runner 2049 is now in theaters and mul- tiple media outlets are praising Wright for her multifaceted role. “In Blade Runner 2049, Robin Wright plays a hard-nosed LAPD lieutenant––the latest memo- rable performance from an actress who’s been everyone from a princess, to a president,” ac- cording to KING 5, a broadcast media company and NBC affiliate based in Seattle. In an interview with Kim Holcomb of KING 5, Wright shares some of her thoughts on the new film. “… It’s multi-layered. It’s thought provoking. But really, the sensitivity and vulnerability to it that Denis Villeneuve brings to it as a director, is that delicate balance between humanity and technol- ogy. How you want to hold on to connection and maintain love, as we know it today?” In addition to her busy career, Wright is also well known for her philanthropic efforts. She has worked with The Gor- die Foundation in Texas, which provides young people with the skills needed to navigate away from drug and alcohol addiction. She is also an activist for human rights in the Democratic Republic of Congo. According to a recent article in WWD, Wright is the co- founder of Pour Les Femmes, a line of pajamas she creates with a friend whose proceeds benefit women in the Congo. “I started a sleepwear line because I wasn’t making enough noise, by going to D.C. and going ‘we need to pass this legislation,’” Wright told WWD recently. “Ten years I’ve been on this bandwagon trying to help these women who are brutally raped every day. I said, ‘I’m going to make something that I love doing.’ Something that represents comfort and security: pajamas. It’s soft and it’s yummy and it’s our basic right to get into bed and feel safe every night. And they don’t have that basic right. So I wanted to bring the consumer in because women love purchasing some- thing knowing they’re helping another woman.” In addition to international women’s issues, Wright has been vocal about issues here in the states, including the gender pay gap between women and men. Robin Wright plays General Antiope, the protagonist’s aunt, in the live action film, Wonder Woman. With a full plate of acting gigs and social justice issues, recently E! News asked if she’d be up for a reprise of her role in The Princess Bride. “As the Blade Runner 2049 actress candidly dished to E! News, the team behind The Princess Bride contemplated a sequel to the 1987 fantasy film at one point. ‘I think they entertained the idea for a minute,’ she recalled. However, it doesn’t sound like Wright or her colleagues were fond of the idea. ‘We thought, ‘Don’t ruin it. Please don’t ruin it.”’ It looks like Wright will continue to look forward and move along successfully in her career for years to come. In the Netflix hit series House of Cards, Wright went from starring alongside Kevin Spacey to stepping into the role of executive producer and taking multiple seats in the director’s chair. COLLIN COUNTY Living Well Magazine | NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2017 29