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Robin Wright Reveals She Hasn’t Watched ‘The Princess Bride’ Since It Premiered in 1987

Robin Wright Reveals She Hasn’t Watched ‘The Princess Bride’ Since It Premiered in 1987

Robin Wright adores The Princess Bride. However, she hasn’t watched the film she starred in since its original release over 35 years ago. The veteran actress revealed in a recent interview that she has not revisited the film that catapulted her to fame. The reason? She’s hyper-critical of her performances.

“You’re always going to pick apart your performance and go, “Gosh, I wish I had done it differently on that take,” Wright told Today host Savannah Guthrie recently.

Her turn as Princess Buttercup alongside Cary Elwes as Westley in the legendary fantasy movie marked Wright’s ascent to stardom. It paved the way for a distinguished career in film and television that has spanned over 40 years, with notable performances in House of Cards, Blade Runner 2049, Forrest Gump, and more.

‘The Princess Bride’ cast members, Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Mandy Patinkin, Chris Sarandon, Wallace Shawn, Carol Kane, and Billy Crystal in 2012 (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

While cherishing her time working on The Princess Bride, Robin Wright expresses a preference for the present moment. “I’d rather watch that new Netflix show called My Son because I love James McAvoy and Claire Foy,” Wright admitted.

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However, Robin Wright would happily re-enter The Princess Bride realm, but only if the stars align just right. “I love that movie, but I just haven’t watched it since it premiered,” Wright said. “You know when I’ll watch it? If I ever get to have grandkids one day, they can watch Grandma in ‘The Princess Bride.’”

Not only has Wright refrained from rewatching The Princess Bride since its initial theatrical release, but she has also revisited most of her projects. Even arguably her most famous role in Forrest Gump. Opposite Tom Hanks in the 1994 Oscar-winning film, Wright portrayed Jenny Curran, closest confidante and eventual wife. She depicted a Southern woman whose life story spanned over three decades.

Thirty years after the film’s release, Wright, Hanks, and director Forrest Gump Robert Zemeckis are joining forces again for a new drama project called Here. Wright hinted at a unique concept separate from Forrest Gump, keeping details under wraps for now.

Wright felt like no time had passed when she reconnected with her former film colleagues. “For all of us to get back in the room,” she revealed, “it was just like bringing the family back into the living room.”