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Jimmy Fallon faces the music on 'Tonight': Robin Wright has better moves

July 24, 2014 at 10:50 AM ET

Robin Wright may play the cold and calculating Claire Underwood on "House of Cards," but the actress let her fun side shine during a visit to "The Tonight Show" on Wednesday.

During a game of Turn and Face the Music, wherein the actress and host Jimmy Fallon had to read quirky quotes and then dance to unexpected tunes, Wright showed just how much she could groove with the beats. And how smoothly too, compared to the comedian's stiffer, less controlled boogying.  

Fans were pretty impressed with her dancing.

And no wonder: The actress, who stars in the new film "A Most Wanted Man," has got the moves. As she told Fallon, she had once had aspirations to become a Broadway dancer. 

Funny story she told the "Tonight" host: During a class trip to New York when she was 15 or 16, Wright and a pal snuck out of their hotel one night and into Studio 54, "drank so many White Russians," and when hungover the next morning, she "did a deer leap in front of" "Sex and the City's" The Russian himself, famed dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov.

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"The Tonight Show" airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m. "A Most Wanted Man" opens in theaters Friday.

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