News No one imagined The Princess Bride would become a legend. Robin Wright opened the screening at the Grand Hall
Published: July 07, 2023| 03:49 PM
Robin Wright presented the famous fairy tale The Princess Bride by director Rob Reiner at the 57th KVIFF and gave an interview at KVIFF Talk. “I have been in the film industry for 40 years, and this was one of my first roles. I am glad you have selected this film. This is not just an adventure story, although you will see a true giant and sword fights, but above all the greatest love story of all times, as the American Film Institute puts it” Wright enticed the audience.
She revealed more details about the role of Princess Buttercup as well as her impressive career in an interview with journalist Scott Feinberg at KVIFF Talk. “I got the role by accident – my mother’s husband was English, so I could do a British accent. Another thing that helped, I think, was that the director was tired of the casting, having auditioned 250 actresses before me,” she laughed. “We had no idea the film would become such a legend. It did attract considerable attention upon release, but it was not a box office hit,” the actress recalled.
Robin Wright’s career was not straightforward, and there are also touching moments behind it. Before she was able to earn a living as an actress, she worked as a cleaner and got her first role only when she was about to give up acting. She added some behind-the-scenes stories from the shooting of Forrest Gump and House of Cards and the bizarre audition she had with Tom Cruise in a helicopter.