What's Robin Wright's Secret to Staying in Shape?

06/06/2014 at 03:12 PM ET

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She’s starring on a hit television show. She’s planning her wedding to fiancé Ben Foster. She’s the proud mother of two. And somehow, in between it all, actress Robin Wright, 48, manages to stay in amazing shape. So, what’s her secret? “I have Spanx on,” Wright told PEOPLE at the Los Angeles Confidential party celebrating her cover issue this week in Hollywood. “Always! I have to wear them all the time!”

Yes, Wright uses Spanx “to hold the bakery in”, as she jokes, but (of course!) she doesn’t rely solely on the support garment. “I ran on the beach this morning,” Wright said. “Running gets everything done, doesn’t it? Covers it all.” And with the new season of House of Cards getting ready to start filming and an upcoming wedding to plan, Wright is focusing on her figure more than ever. “I’m trying to do the paleo diet. No carbs. I’ve got to get thin for the show,” explained Wright.

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But of course, the key to looking so radiant doesn’t lie entirely in supportive undergarments or a strict diet — being happy goes a long way. “I love my life,” Wright told PEOPLE. “What are you going to say? I love my life right now.”

What do you think of her fit-figure “secret?” Do you love her on House of Cards?

–Matthew Cole Weiss

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cocomom on

Spanx give me heartburn!

hannie on

I saw her in Adore. The woman does not need spanx. Her body is amazing!!

Kelli on

I’m 50, don’t wear Spanx, 125 lbs, and have a husband 12 years younger than I am. Does that matter? NO. I’ve been 88 lbs and miserable. 178 lbs and miserable.

The only advice I have to give is to be happy in your own skin. Don’t worry about what anyone says about you.

You have only ONE LIFE… live it! Enjoy it. Embrace your flaws as much as you embrace your good points. Live your life for yourself. Everything’ll fall into place once you do.

Kelly on

I really like Robin but it’s kinda annoying how the media acts like people are brave or candid for stating something that is obvious. I don’t doubt that she has a great body but many, many people especially ones in the public eye wear spandex even if they are young and in shape. Ex. Kim Kardashian

Kim on

Running really does do it all if a person generally eats healthfully. I’m in my 40s and weigh a little less than I did in my 30s. You don’t have to blow up in middle age; some disciplined habits, commitment to happiness, and regular exercise really aren’t so difficult. The payoff is terrific.

Lisa on

She is stunning. She was beautiful in her Santa Barbara days, but I think she is even more gorgeous now. She is being modest – that body comes from hard work. Love her and wish her lots of happiness personally and professionally. House of Cards is the only good thing about winter!

darkstart on

what does “shape” mean? Do her upper arms have definition? How many pullups can she do? How quickly does she run a mile? What is her resting heart rate?

who cares?????

ellarae on

In response to “Thinksky” – Yes, there is a big reason someone gets fat, “simply with the passage of time” (in your words). Unfortunately, menopause can have a huge effect on a woman’s metabolism and as a result, weight gain is common. I was always thin, had no problem losing weight and am struggling now. :(

rubyovertherainbow* on

Maybe a little make up and a not so manly hairstyle.

missyrocks5 on

She’s more honest than most who pretend they eat what they want and do some yoga. Think I remember her saying Sean P liked muscular women so she always worked out with weights. Look at her in White Oleander. Perfect body. She looks great now just like her with longer hair.

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