Or maybe she didn't! But she probably knew about the plot to assassinate Lincoln, Vice President Johnson, and Secretary of State Seward. And once you know about something like that, you really should tell someone about it, even if your son is involved. (The son, by the way, ran away and lived a long life. His mother — spoiler alert — was hanged.) But anyway, Robin Wright seems to be playing her with appropriate gravity in this trailer for the upcoming film:
Side note one: is it just me, or are there just a ton of people in this film? Wright, James McAvoy, Justin Long, Evan Rachel Wood, Kevin Kline, Stephen Root,
Rory Gilmore Alexis Bledel… Quite a cast!
Side note two: Mary Surratt was the second hottest plotter of the Lincoln assassination. The first was Lewis Powell. Look him up. You'll feel bad you find him attractive when you remember he stabbed several people.