US actress Robin Wright smiles as she arrives on May 18, 2017 for the screening of the film 'Loveless' (Nelyubov) at the 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP / Valery HACHE
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"House of Cards" star Robin Wright, who plays a quietly Machiavellian first lady in the hit Netflix series, said Thursday that Michelle Obama should be the next U.S. president.Herself a prominent activist, Wright said a leader like Michelle Obama could galvanize liberals to get through the Trump years.Wright, 51, who is starring this summer in "Wonder Woman," which she called the "first female superhero movie," also said "it's time the film industry addressed its gaping gender imbalance".With only 7 percent of films directed by women, according to estimates, she said the problem was obvious. Wright, who has also directed "House of Cards" episodes while starring alongside Kevin Spacey, said she decided to ask to direct herself after Spacey turned down the chance.
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