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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Lekili on

Robin Wright is beautiful.

jessica on

What is the name of the song/singer playing during the video?

Jon on

Loved the video, I wish Robin Wright the best with her new job!

Trish on

I think Robin Wright is terrific. So happy for her new life.

Melodie on

She is stunningly beautiful and I applaud the steps she is taking on her NEW journey; however, there is saddness in her eyes. As if a part of her is still mourning the demise of her long marriage (which is understandable). May life bring her newfound joy and happiness!

Jane on

Love the song. Can anyone tell me the title or who sings it?

Jane on

Love the song! Can anyone provide the title or name of singer?

Julie on

Robin Wright is beautiful and ‘real’. Love the song also. Who’s the singer?

Jarod on

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

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