Margot Robbie: I never dated Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardo DiCaprio and Margot Robbie pictured filming a scene on the set of

MARGOT Robbie says it was “inevitable” that she would be romantically linked to Leonardo DiCaprio after starring as his wife in Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street.

Gossip mags were quick to report the pair were an item when the former Neighbours actress was the centre of attention at DiCaprio’s birthday bash last year.

But in an interview with Vogue Australia, Robbie says she and Leo were nothing more than co-stars.

“No,” she told the mag as she laughed about the reports.

“We’re friends, of course, but those rumours were inevitable – there’s no truth to them. Everyone on the set became good friends, we’d all hang out on weekends.”

Robbie said as soon as the news broke, her friends back home were ecstatic at the thought of her hooking up with the 38-year-old bachelor.

“I just woke up to 45 missed calls on my phone and all my girlfriends saying: ‘I can’t believe you didn’t tell me!’ I’d call them back and say: ‘Are you kidding me? Do you not think you would be the first people I would tell if this was happening?’ I also had to call my grandparents and assure them that there was absolutely no truth to the rumours, and that took a little more convincing.”

She says working with DiCaprio “exceeded her expectations”.

“There are a handful of actors who are known in the industry as being extremely lovely down-to-earth people despite their huge profiles, and Leo’s one of them.

“He was so professional and wonderful to work with. I’m so happy that I can honestly say that, because he really is. We had a great working relationship, we could improvise endlessly and I could go as far as I could possibly go with a scene and know that he was going to take it a step further, there was no limit, there were no boundaries whatsoever. I think we got some really great material, because we were just so comfortable.”

The Wolf of Wall Street is in cinemas December 12.

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Margot Robbie & More Up For ‘Fantastic Four’ Roles

So remember way back when names like “Girls” star Allison Williams and “Fruitvale Station” lead Michael B. Jordan were being tossed around as possible contenders for “Fantastic Four”? Well, that list just got a helluva lot longer.

Kit Harrington, Saoirse Ronan, Jack O’Connell, Miles Teller, Kate Mara and Margot Robbie are all testing for various roles, according to Variety. Ronan, Mara and Robbie (she’ll be making a big splash opposite Leonardo DiCaprio in “The Wolf Of Wall Street”) are up to play Sue Storm, while Harrington, O’Connell and Teller are in the mix for Reed Richards (and it should be noted Teller was already mentioned a couple months ago). And apparently, Jordan is still the lone contender for Johnny Storm.

So what can we make of all this? Fox wants a young cast, with this casting kinda feeling like “Fantastic Four: First Class.” That said, it’s a pretty solid crop of young thesps, so we can’t really complain about it either, but we’re sure you have thoughts on this, so sound off below.

“Fanastic Four” is currently getting a new script via Simon Kinberg and will arrive with Josh Trank directing on March 6, 2015.


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Margot Robbie and Emma Stone up for Jane in ‘Tarzan’

UPDATE: Our friends at Bleeding Cool report new “Cinderella” Lily James is also in the mix, and Stone is unlikely to take the role despite repeated overtures from the studio.

Emma Stone and Margot Robbie are the newest names linked to Warner Bros’ back-on “Tarzan” reboot starring Alexander Skarsgard, according to Variety. Christoph Waltz is now being eyed for the film’s villain role as well.

The film is still awaiting a greenlight, though producers and director David Yates are expecting it to come in November with a planned summer start date, and are putting together the cast to present to the studio. Jessica Chastain had previously been sought for the Jane role but she’s probably a little too busy these days, so Robbie and Stone are reportedly among the actresses now being considered. No negotiations have begun with any of them yet, however. The new version of the Edward Rice Burroughs’ tale is set years after Tarzan has reintegrated back into human society. One day, “he’s asked by Queen Victoria to investigate the goings-on in the Congo. Tarzan teams with an ex-mercenary named George Washington Williams to save the Congo from a fierce warlord who controls a massive diamond mine.” Samuel L. Jackson was previously reportedly being eyed for the role of the mercenary, though there’s no mention of him in the new report.

Warner Bros is clearly high on rising star Robbie, the Aussie newcomer who headlined shortlived ABC series “Pan Am.” Not only does she play the female lead in Martin Scorsese’s “The Wolf of Wall Street” opposite Leonardo Dicaprio, they also recently cast her for the female lead role in grifter rom com “Focus” opposite Will Smith. Stone is always in demand and lands high profile roles left and right. After wrapping a reprisal of Gwen Stacy in “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” she headed off to France to film Woody Allen’s latest film opposite Colin Firth, and is next scheduled to do Cameron Crowe’s “Deep Tiki” opposite Bradley Cooper.


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“About Time” world premier, Gallery Update:

Last week Margot attended the “About Time” World premier with the cast! About time is a new romantic comedy about a young man who discovers he can travel back in time.

“About Time” will be released first in the UK on the 4th September followed by Australia on the 17th October then the US will be able to see the movie from November 1.

74HQ photos from the London premier have been added to the gallery!

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Margot Robbie to Join Will Smith in ‘Focus’

Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, who directed “Crazy, Stupid, Love,” are directing the heist project.

Margot Robbie, the Australian actress who starred in ABC’s Pan Am, has been chosen to star opposite Will Smith in Focus, a Warner Bros. heist project being directed by Crazy, Stupid, Love directors Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, THR has confirmed.

Focus is a two-hander about a con man who becomes romantically involved with a novice. He is then thrown off his game when the former flame shows up just as he’s staging an elaborate con in Buenos Aires.
The project has had its share of revolving doors. Requa and Ficarra originally wrote the script with Crazy, Stupid, Love stars Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone in mind, but when the actors were unavailable, they moved to Ben Affleck and Kristen Stewart. Affleck dropped out earlier in the year, and so did Stewart.
Smith came on board in April.
Robbie, who tested along with actresses including Michelle Williams and Rose Byrne, is expected to receive an official offer shortly.

She will next be seen opposite Leonardo DiCaprio in Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street.


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Margot to play in WWII drama movie “Suite Francaise”

“The Wolf of Wall Street”‘s Margot Robbie, “The Lone Ranger”‘s Ruth Wilson and “Rush” actress Alexandra Maria Lara have joined WWII romantic drama “Suite Francaise”, according to Deadline. Michelle Williams stars in the adaptation of Irene Nemirovsky’s unfinished novel of the same name opposite Matthias Schoenaerts and Sam Riley.

Saul Dibb is directing the film which follows Williams’ Lucille, a young French woman who is left in the care of her domineering mother-in-law when her husband goes off to war. She ends up falling for the German officer (Schoenaerts) assigned to guard their home. Riley will play a French officer named Benoit, but it’s unclear if he is Lucille’s husband. Kristin Scott Thomas is also part of the cast, presumably as Lucille’s mother in law. Filming began this week, with The Weinstein Company already on board to distribute. So we’re probably looking at a 2014 Oscar early entry here.


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‘About Time’ International and US trailer.

Here are two versions of the trailer for ‘About Time’! Margot is featured in the International Version.

International Version:

US Version:

What if you could go back in time and relive any moment in your life, in order to get it right? That’s the mind-boggling ability that 21-year old Tim (Domhnall Gleeson) discovers he possesses – thanks to a genetic trait passed down by the men on his father’s (Bill Nighy) side – in the new British romantic comedy, About Time.

About Time begins a limited release in U.S. theaters on November 1st, 2013, followed by a wider release on November 8th. Those who live in the UK get to see the movie two months earlier, when it opens on September 6th.

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