Robin Wright's wedding plans -- What's next for ''The Princess Bride'' star, and the details on her engagement to Sean Penn

By Tim Appelo
Updated November 16, 1990 at 05:00 AM EST

Next week Robin Wright is scheduled to marry Sean Penn, father of the baby she’s expecting in April, at a Los Angeles church in front of about 300 guests — and a bevy of security men. Wright’s spokeswoman, Mary Moen, says she’d love to invite us all, but a source close to the couple hastens to add: ”If I gave you the name of the church, Sean would come over here personally and stab me.”

Robin, age 24, may be about to gain Madonna’s pugnacious ex as her husband, but her swelling silhouette lost her a choice part as Maid Marian in the Kevin Costner version of Robin Hood, currently filming in England. Still, her frank beauty — part street-smart, part ethereal — guarantees Wright will be with us for a while. After going from a La Jolla high school in 1984 to TV’s Santa Barbara (”It was like going off to college”), she graduated to the big time as the feisty heroine of Rob Reiner’s 1987 faux-fable, The Princess Bride. Her next role was with Penn in this summer’s Irish Mafia movie, State of Grace. Now, because ”women’s roles are always subordinate” and there is a dearth of respectable fictional female characters, Wright says she’s ”looking into developing scripts about Eudora Welty, Edna St. Vincent Millay — Out of Africa kind of women. The industry is such a vast sea of deception, it can sap you. If you hold to your own, maybe you can beat it.” Maybe she’s Wright.