Australian actor Margot Robbie has made quite an impression during an appearance on the British version of Top Gear, nearly crashing into a cameraman while completing the show’s celebrity time trial.
The Wolf of Wall Street star was behind the wheel of a Vauxhall Astra for the show’s Star in a Reasonably Priced Car segment when she spun out on a turn and came close to hitting the camera operator.
No one was injured, and 24-year-old Robbie was allowed to start the course again.
However, it wasn’t all bad news for Robbie, who was appearing on the show alongside Men in Black star Will Smith to promote their new film, Focus.
Despite the shaky start, Robbie still managed to beat Smith by one tenth of a second, completing the course in an impressive one minute and 47.1 seconds, and earning seventh place on the show’s leaderboard. She was also gifted a broken runway light which she destroyed with her driving.
The ‘Star in a Reasonably Priced Car’ is a weekly segment on Top Gear.
A new leaderboard is started when a new “reasonably priced car” is introduced. The show’s celebrity guests have been racing in the Astra since 2013, and 21 celebrities have taken the challenge in the manual car (with the exception of singer Ed Sheeran and comedian Jack Whitehall, who both asked to complete their lap in an automatic).
Robbie isn’t the only Australian sitting towards the top of the leaderboard. Fellow actor Hugh Jackman is currently placed fourth, with a time of one minute and 46.7 seconds.
With her old Hollywood-style looks and endless talent Margot Robbie’s meteoric rise to the top has surprised no one.
And holding court during a press conference at Italy’s 65th Sanremo Festival at the weekend, the 24-year-old looked every inch the cream of Tinseltown’s crop as she held her own with Hollywood heavyweight and Focus co star, Will Smith.
Giving her undivided attention to the Hitch actor, Australian beauty Margot looked totally invested in what the articulate star was saying as the pair fielded questions like consummate professionals.
A new clip has arrived for up and coming heist drama Focus starring Will Smith and Margot Robbie.
Will Smith plays Nicky, a seasoned con artist, who meets the seductively gorgeous Jess (Margot Robbie) who is looking to get into the con game. She has all the right equipment but she is a novice and needs guidance. Nicky decides to teach her the tricks of the trade, but as they become romantically involved Nicky breaks it off abruptly. Three years down the line whilst Nicky is in the middle of a con, their paths cross again putting him off his game and their lives in danger.
Check out the clip below which shows Nicky teaching Jess a few tricks of the trade and that it is all a game of Focus.
MARGOT Robbie has knocked it out of the park at the Harpers Bazaar Women Of The Year awards in London, November 4th.
The Aussie actress picked up the Breakthrough Award on the night in a daring canary yellow ensemble featuring a deep plunging neckline.
The 24-year-old showed off her long blonde locks which featured long hair extensions after an earlier dalliance as a brunette.
The Wolf Of Wall Street actress almost managed to outshine Victoria’s Secret model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, who stepped out in a sheer black jumpsuit.
The pair joined a host of other big names including Carey Mulligan, Victoria Beckham, Suki Waterhouse, Diane Von Furstenberg and Ellie Goulding to celebrate women’s achievements across art, fashion, film and music.
Managed to get 4 HQ images of the event to the gallery! -M
The film was written and directed by “Crazy, Stupid, Love” filmmakers John Requa and Glenn Ficarra
Will Smith and Margot Robbie play a high-risk con game in the first trailer for grifter romance “Focus.”
“Crazy, Stupid, Love” filmmakers John Requa and Glenn Ficarra wrote and directed the film, about veteran con man Nicky (Smith), whose world is turned upside down when he takes Robbie’s character Jess, a rising star in the game, under his wing.
The two go their separate ways but collide again years later when Jess has come into her own as a femme fatale, threatening one of the biggest cons of Nicky’s career.
Ben Affleck and Kristen Stewart were previously attached to an earlier incarnation of the project, which was originally set up as a potential starring vehicle for Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone. Denise Di Novi produced the movie.
The actress says THR power stylist Cristina Ehrlich handed her a cold brew after an exhausting first day together, causing her to exclaim: “We are going to get along so well.”
Margot Robbie has spilled the secret to winning her heart: a good beer.
The Wolf of Wall Street actress says stylist Cristina Ehrlich plied her with a beer after an exhausting first day of work together, and that’s how she knew the pair would make a great team.
“I went for six hours, and we were delirious,” the Wolf of Wall Street star recalls while sitting next to Ehrlich, who is No. 8 on The Hollywood Reporter’s 25 Most Powerful Stylists of 2014. “The first thing you did was offered me a beer, and I was like ‘We are going to get along so well. This is my kind of stylist.’ ”
Robbie — who affectionately calls Ehrlich “Mama C” — says before meeting up with THR for the shoot, her stylist was feeding her “like I was a baby.”
“She takes care of me. Today she was spoon feeding me my lunch … while I was getting zipped into dresses, because that’s how little time we had.”
Ehrlich says “there is a nod to old Hollywood” in her client, but “she has a very glamorous feel about her that is very modern.”