I love Robin Wright, shes brilliant in House Of Cards, but I have yet to see The Congress - a film about being over 40 in the film business and the hardship it brings. It's also directed by award winning Ari Folman known best for his film Waltz With Bashir. So it's probably worth a watch then!
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." She rolls her eyes. "But I know what it's like for other people; I know how the business works. This movie is basically the macabre reality of what's going on now. At the start of The Congress, Wright's character is given an ultimatum. If she agrees to sell the rights to her digital image, the studio can scan her and sample her and put her straight back to work. That way the young Robin Wright is free to live on as a movie star, while ageing, sagging Robin Wright can shuffle off into moneyed obscurity. The concept, the actor points out, is not especially far-fetched.