Robin Wright says she had a complete body transformation while preparing to take on the role of General Antiope in the upcoming Wonder Woman movie.
The 51-year-old actress poses topless for the latest issue of The Edit, and in an interview with Garbage singer Shirley Manson, Wright reveals how she altered her training regime and diet in order to portray her fierce warrior character. "We would do horse riding for an hour, then drive from the stable to the studio and do weight training for an hour -- heavy weights and short reps to build size quickly," she explains. "We were trying to do 2-3,000 calories a day: raw oats in smoothies with avocado, whole milk and weight-gain powder, three times a day."
Wright admits that her co-stars' workouts were even more strenuous. "I only got five weeks [of it] because I was on House of Cards and I didn't do half of what the other girls did, because my body wouldn't go there," she notes. "So I kind of became Mama General: 'Good girls, go, 15 more!' We were doing horseback riding in the morning, learning how to canter with sheathes and arrows..."
While Wright has the highly anticipated fifth season of House of Cards coming out later this month on Netflix, as well as her upcoming roles in Wonder Woman and Blade Runner 2049, she tells the magazine that she's "bored" with acting. "I only want to direct. I don't want to be in front of the camera anymore," she says. "I so appreciate [this career], I've been doing it 30 years, but I love watching and helping other actors bring [their talent] to fruition."
The actress also talks about how she "never [wanted] fame," recalling when she once turned down a Vanity Fair cover because she was "so petrified of sharing myself."
"I was married to Sean [Penn] at the time, and I knew that all they wanted to know was what color underwear he wore," she remembers. "It affected my career. If you don't play the game, your notoriety doesn't go up and then people won't hire you."
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Years later, Wright is passionate about fighting for equal pay for men and women, and says she is still paid less than her House of Cards co-star, Kevin Spacey. "I was told I was getting equal pay and I believed them, and I found out recently that it's not true," she claims. "Claire (Wright) and Francis (Spacey) are equivalent as far as their power, their union and the plot. I may not have as many scenes or words as Francis, but Claire doesn't need to verbalize as much."
"I think the one piece of general advice that they gave was just to never do something that felt off," Dylan shared. "Never do something that felt false for me or else that's going to show up on screen -- which really helped me in the end."
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US actress Robin Wright poses for photographers on the red carpet ahead of the world premiere of the television series 'House of Cards - Season 3 Episode 1' in London on February 26, 2015. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLIS (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 27: (L-R) Ben Foster and Robin Wright attend the Giorgio Armani Prive show as part of Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2015 on January 27, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 11: Actors Robin Wright and Ben Foster attend the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 10: Robin Wright and Ben Foster seen at LAX on January 10, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by GVK/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 22: Actress Robin Wright attends Lionsgate and Roadside Attraction's premiere of 'A Most Wanted Man' hosted by The Cinema Society and Montblanc at the Museum of Modern Art on July 22, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 05: Actress Robin Wright attends Netflix's Academy Panel 'Women Ruling TV' at Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre on June 5, 2014 in North Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JUNE 04: Actress Robin Wright attends the Los Angeles Confidential celebration of the Women of Influence issue on June 4, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Chelsea Lauren/Getty Images for Los Angeles Confidential)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JUNE 04: (EDITORS NOTE:Image converted to B/W) Actress Robin Wright attends Los Angeles Confidential Magazine and Cover Star Robin Wright Celebrate The Magazine's Women Of Influence Issue at SIXTY Beverly Hills on June 4, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JUNE 03: Actress Robin Wright attends United Friends Of The Children, Brass Ring Awards Dinner 2014 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on June 3, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: Actress Robin Wright arrives at the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
WASHINGTON, DC- JUNE 29: Actress Robin Wright speaks during the 2015 MORE Impact Awards Luncheon at The Newseum in June 29, 2015 in Washington DC. (Photo by Kris Connor/ FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - APRIL 27: Robin Wright arrives at Netflix's 'House Of Cards' screening event held at Samuel Goldwyn Theater on April 27, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 24: Actress Robin Wright speaks on stage during the Women In The World Summit held in New York on April 24, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Toth/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 26: Robin Wright attends the World Premiere of 'House of Cards' Season 3 at The Empire Cinema on February 26, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 27: Ben Foster and Robin Wright attend the Giorgio Armani Prive show as part of Paris Fashion Week Haute-Couture Spring/Summer 2015 on January 27, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Michel Dufour/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 11: 72nd ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS -- Pictured: Actress Robin Wright arrives to the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/NBC/NBC via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 05: Robin Wright at the 'House Of Cards' Press Conference at The London Hotel on December 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Vera Anderson/WireImage)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0092 -- Pictured: Actress Robin Wright on July 23, 2014 -- (Photo by: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)