Despite her battle for equal pay, it would seem Robin Wright - who plays Claire Underwood in House of Cards - wasn't given her wish on the show.

House of Cards returns May 30

House of Cards returns May 30

"I was told that I was getting equal pay [to Kevin Spacey] and I believed them, and I found out recently that it's not true... So that's something to investigate," she told Garbage star Shirley Manson in an interview for The Edit.

"Claire and Francis are equivalent as far as their power, their union and the plot. I may not have as many scenes or words as Francis, but Claire doesn't need to verbalise as much.

"Francis is an orator, a poet, a demonstrator. Claire is an [ego] that sits in the back and directs him, but they are partners on the same plane."

It's certainly worrying to hear that, if true, Wright was lied to about her pay being the same as that which Spacey is granted for his time on House Of Cards. Equal pay is something Wright has spoken out about before, but it now seems that her focus is going to turn to behind-the-scenes work rather than being in front of the camera.

"I've done it, I'm bored," she explained. I've been doing it 30 years, but I love watching and helping other actors bring [their dreams] to fruition."

Whatever the case may be for Wright's future, we certainly hope she puts those in their place who allegedly lied to her and took her for granted.

House of Cards season 5 hits Netflix on May 30. Seasons 1-4 are available now.

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