One of the highest paid actresses in the world, owner of her own production company before the age of 30, and nominated for two Academy Awards and four Golden Globes. it seems like nothing margot robbie can not do Like the Barbie doll that she will bring to life in the film of the same name, which premieres this Thursday (20),
Who sees a Hollywood star dividing herself between big roles? movies Challenging characters in more films indies You can’t even imagine that she started out in a very Brazilian way: starring in a soap opera.
Margot Alice Robbie was born on 2 July 1990 in Queensland, Australia. He began his career at the age of 18 in a production of “Neighbours”: “It’s like a training camp for Australian actors”, he said in an interview with Jimmy Kimmel. “It’s practically a prerequisite for moving to Los Angeles,” he said. In 2011, the actress moved to the United States, five days after leaving the soap opera.
And from there… it didn’t come out anymore. Amidst a few failed Hollywood endeavors, Margot soon found success when she appeared alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in Martin Scorsese’s acclaimed 2013 film The Wolf of Wall Street.
She went nude for the production, but that didn’t make her stand out in the entertainment industry, no. In a relatively small role, the actress knew how to draw attention to herself and impose herself on a par with other veterans. movie theater, A star was born.
One thing we can see from Margot’s career is that she She likes to play intense and controversial women who are successful as well as unsuccessful and who undergo great journeys of transformation – either in a fantasy world or in the real world.
In an interview with Radio Times in 2014, he said, “Any work where I can scream, do something extreme, something very funny, or very exciting, or very depressing… There’s always a lot of fun in playing with extreme emotions.” It’s fun.”
Its cast list doesn’t let us lie. Following the success of “The Wolf of Wall Street,” the Australian took on one of the biggest challenges of her career: playing villain Harley Quinn in the 2016 film “Suicide Squad.”
Famous to comic book fans, Harley Quinn never appeared in a flesh-and-blood version, only in a cartoon. To many she was just “the Joker’s girlfriend”, but in Margot’s hands, she gained layers, taking on a new identity. The debate about abusive relationships as she suffered at the hands of a Batman villain stole the scene and became a landmark in pop culture, Merits of Margot Robbie’s charisma and talent.
The success of Harlequin was so great that, even though she debuted in a well-criticized film like “Suicide Squad”, she returned to star in two other feature films: “Birds of Prey” from 2020, and a new version of “The Suicide Squad”. , from 2021. Like Spider-Man, who has such a strong brand that he has already won various versions in cinema, Harley will now be played by Lady Gaga, Which will leave a deep footprint in the character in “Joker”. 2″
If, on the one hand, the actress made her name known to the general public in superhero films, on the other hand, she dedicated herself to showing the nuances of her acting and winning the hearts of critics in more intimate works. In “I, Tonya” from 2017, Margot played competitive ice skater Tonya Harding, a controversial figure in the history of the sport. He earned his first Oscar nomination for the role.,
Two years later, another nomination, this time for Best Supporting Actress. It was for “O Escandalo”, a film that deals with the sexual harassment allegations that several Fox News employees made about the channel’s former president, executive Roger Ailes.
More recently, she has been in two other cult films. In Quentin Tarantino’s 2019 feature “Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood”, Margot was Sharon Tate; In “Babylonia,” from director Damien Chazelle, best known for “La La Land,” he puts himself in the 1920s, the golden age of cinema.
In 2013, when she was at the beginning of her career in Hollywood, Margot Robbie recorded a film called “French Suite”. The production was not very successful and would have gone unnoticed by the now extensive course of the star, if it were not for one detail: It was during the filming of this feature that he met the people who would become partners in his production company.,
Josie McNamara and Tom Ackerley, now husband of the actress, were only production assistants, but they were looking for something more. He wanted to make his own films, which Margot wanted too. The three worked together in 2014, together with Australian childhood friend Sophia Kerr. Production company LuckyChap Entertainment,
The four friends went on to produce feature films such as “I, Tonya,” “Birds of Prey” starring Margot, and now, “Barbie” to “Beautiful Revenge” starring Carey Mulligan. The idea is to “expand what women stories and women storytellers can do in this industry,” The Australian explained in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. A successful venture!
And although her productions have achieved critical and public success, the star says she doesn’t feel recognized as a producer. She believes other executives believe her “executive producer” title is just a sham, and she doesn’t get her hands dirty:
“And then after a few months everyone realizes, ‘Oh, he’s actually a producer.’ But still, people tend to direct all questions about money at my partners, never at me. And at times, Tom and Josie have to say, ‘Really you should ask that'”, Margot told Vanity Fair. told.
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Now Margot is gearing up to release another film signed by her production company. This time, she once again throws herself into the challenge of bringing a cultural icon to life., The world’s cutest doll will be reimagined in the hands of you and the feature’s director and screenwriter, Greta Gerwig.
In interviews with the cast, the actress has shown that her version of Barbie, like the heroes of the stories she loves to star in and create, is very complex. He told Fandango, “Greta takes the movie in a direction I didn’t think they’d let us go.”
“I think a big part of it was recognizing the things that people find problematic about Barbie, as well as recognizing the things that people love about Barbie. It’s about how the world is today. To be able to do both while fostering a relevant conversation. As the doll’s 60-year history recognizes…there are many things to do at once, and she does it very efficiently”, He praised the director.
He confessed, “The experience is still fun and oddly emotional, and by the end you won’t even be thinking of a doll, but of what it means to be alive. It turns unexpectedly deep.” And so, portraying real women (even if they are toy ones), Margot Robbie is slowly changing Hollywood.