Robin Wright ‘Was Just Going Along for the Ride’ While Playing Jenny

Forrest Gump premiered in 1994, and the movie was met with universal acclaim. To this day, Forrest Gump has stood the test of time and is still a beloved classic. In the movie, Tom Hanks stars as Forrest Gump, Robin Wright plays Jenny Curran, Gary Sinise appears as Lieutenant Dan Taylor, Mykelti Williamson plays “Bubba” Blue, and Sally Field appears as Mrs. Gump.

Hanks won an Academy Award for his portrayal of Forrest and the movie won Best Picture. While Forrest is undoubtedly the most popular character from the movie, a great deal of the film’s emotional weight is carried by Wright’s character Jenny. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Wright reflected on playing the iconic character.