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Actress Robin Wright Demanded Equal Pay for 'House of Cards'

Wright says there are few films or TV series where "the patriarch and the matriarch are equal"

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    In this Feb. 13, 2014, file photo, Kevin Spacey, left, and Robin Wright arrive at a special screening for season 2 of "House of Cards" in Los Angeles. The Huffington Post reported that Wright said during an interview at the Rockefeller Foundation on May 17, 2016, that she demanded the same pay as co-star Kevin Spacey for her work on Netflix's "House of Cards."

    Actress Robin Wright says she demanded the same pay as co-star Kevin Spacey for her work on "House of Cards" and got it. 

    Wright plays first lady Claire Underwood, an equally devious partner for Spacey's President Frank Underwood, on the Netflix series. 

    The Huffington Post reports Wright said during a Tuesday interview at the Rockefeller Foundation in New York that she demanded equal pay after seeing statistics showing her character was more popular than Spacey's for a period of time. She says she threatened to "go public" if she didn't get paid.

    Wright says there are few films or TV shows where "the patriarch and the matriarch are equal. And they are in 'House of Cards." 

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    The Huffington Post was a partner on the Rockefeller Foundation event.