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Robin Wright's New Role: The Face of Gerard Darel

01/15/2010 at 04:00 PM ET

Sometimes starting over means going back where you’ve been. For Robin Wright, that means modeling. After weeks of internet speculation and teasers, Wright debuted this week as the latest and surprising new face of French leather goods manufacturer Gerard Darel. Demonstrating her self-proclaimed “new beginning,” the ad shows the Private Lives of Pippa Lee actress in an unusually intimate, deeply effecting portrait. With her divorce after 13 years of marriage to actor Sean Penn proceeding, Wright stepped forward in November, and the result is this behind-the-scenes clip, capturing her session with celebrated photographer Peter Lindbergh. Following actress Mamie Gummer, singer Charlotte Gainsbourg and supermodel Stephanie Seymour as faces for Gerard Darel, Wright’s campaign for the firm’s Spring-Summer 2010 line was shot in New York, according to French newspaper Le Figaro’s Madame. “Her selection,” the paper resolves, “shows perfect timing in view of the news involving the actress’ personal life.”–Peter Mikelbank

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~Sher~ on

~I met Robin several years ago at a Santa Barbara Fan Club Dinner..she is even more beautiful now..both inside & out~

~Sean Penn was a FOOL..I wish Robin much happiness & success in all areas of her life..specially during this “new journey”~

WhitneyD on

Jarod – Honestly? You posted just to put her down?

IMO Robin’s a wonderful actress, and a beautiful woman. She does seem sad in parts of this video (as well as full of joy), and I wish her the best in her new start.

(But yes, what’s the song?)

Ani on

THE SONG, THE SONG!!! What is it and who sings it PLEASE?!

Judy on

I wish Robin all the best too. Must have been hard with Sean Penn all those years. She is beautiful but too bad she wasn’t smiling more in the video. She looks even better smiling.

marie on

She looks great.I love that song.. does anyone know the name of it?

Still Life in Southeast Asia on

She is such a strong and beautiful woman. Sean Pean was not financially supporting her all the years she was not working as Jarod seems to imply in his previous comment. She took time off as an actress to raise her children.

I’m eager to see all of her creative projects now that her children are older and she has opened a new chapter in her life.

sg on

did anyone figure out the song?

chattypatra on

The song is called “El Cristo del Perdón” (The Christ of Forgiveness), by Klaus & Kinski, a duo from Murcia, Spain. They have an official MySpace page; look under the Klaus and Kinski URL.

Richie on

I remember when she used to be on the soap “Santa Barbara”

eden on

Love her. I wish she would grow her hair longer and a blonder ala the kelli capwell days. ahhh the memories!!!

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