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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linda on

So glad she is done with that loser pig Sean! She can do MUCH better! She is beautiful and a kind soul…Sean is a waste of space!

kleigh on

That Jarrod guy is crazy…Robin Wright is one of the best female actresses in the film business,I just wish I could see her in more movie’s,she’s incredibly talented! And as for her beauty,I live near where her family had a home in the bay area and would see her at the Grocery store sometimes,she is even more beautiful in person. I wish her all the best.

Ruth on

Well she was not a good actor why not try to make money now that her husband isn’t supporting her.

– Jarod on January 15th, 2010
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Are you for real? Robin is one of the finest actors working today in the cinema and a gorgeously beautiful woman. I am sure that the divorce from her partner of over 20 years must be devastating and the sadness is quite understandable. As for her husband supporting her – Robin comes from a wealthy family and has always worked so I doubt that she will be depending on Mr. Penn’s generousity.

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The song is called “El Cristo del Perdón”, by Klaus & Kinski, from Spain.

Jake0'Two on

Robin Wright is an extraordinary actor. She is vastly respected by her colleagues for her film choices, the depth and scope of her talent and for her resilience. She compromised many years of her professional career for a marriage to self-proclaimed very difficult, very complex individual. And while that was her choice, she was able to say “I’ve had enough”. Like Ellen Barkin, another great actor, she was able to break free of a dominant and emotionally controlling husband. Good luck to Robin in all that she does. (and please, nobody else take the bait from the ass-clown who trolls for reactions to his negative nonsense.)

Janice on

I think she looks beautiful. And VERY real. What I see in her face and her eyes are the uncertainty of “starting over” that many of us, women AND men, have gone through. You don’t have anything to prove, Robin–you are fantastic!

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Donna on

Good for her. Life goes on after divorce. She looks great.

Joan on

Is it my imagination or does she closely resemble Chelsea Handler of Chelsea Late Night TV show? I’d like to see a side by side pic. She has great facial bone structure but her personality is very bland. She’s never been very animated. Her only memorable film to me is ‘Princess Bride’.

Maritza on

Robin Wright is a great actress, I’ve been watching her ever since she acted in the soap Santa Barbara. She does not look like Chelsea Lately at all, except for the blonde hair. I hope she finds the man of her dreams, she deserves to be happy.

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