Margot Robbie still on high despite show’s axing

Margot Robbie
FORMER Neighbours beauty Margot Robbie seems to have bounced back quickly after the grounding of the US TV series Pan Am.

Robbie got her US break thanks to the series, in which she played an airline stewardess in the 1960s. The show was axed after falling ratings.
Robbie, however, won’t be twiddling her thumbs for long. She is tipped to be part of the cast in Richard Curtis’ new romantic comedy, About Time.
Curtis wrote and directed Love Actually and also wrote Four Weddings, Notting Hill and penned the script for Bridget Jones’ Diary.
Rachel McAdams is being courted for the lead role in the film about a man who is able to travel back in time, and who eventually meets the woman of his dreams.


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‘Pan Am’ Might Land At Amazon Studios

When “Pan Am” first aired it looked like ABC might have a hit on their hands. The premiere (which cost $10m) was watched by 11 million viewers, the promos all looked (aesthetically at least) very appealing, while the reviews were cautiously positive and also expressed optimism for what the show had the potential to become. It also didn’t hurt that it arrived at the same time as NBC’s “The Playboy Club” – to which it bore a stylistic similarity – and seemed fantastic by comparison. But by the time the penultimate episode of the season aired the viewership had dropped to just over 2.5 million with a 0.7 demo rating, and by that point the writing was on the wall.

However, there may be hope yet for the show, with Deadline reporting that Sony are negotiating with Amazon to bring back the show just a fortnight after it was officially cancelled. Apparently the show has been received far more warmly internationally (though we shouldn’t really be surprised that this of all shows would be able to venture into new territories) and that has got the online behemoth interested. Amazon are looking into producing their own television through its recently launched Amazon Studios, and it certainly wouldn’t hurt to add an established drama – with production values they probably are not yet capable of attaining on their own – to their stable.

As exciting as this may sound for fans of “Pan Am,” it’s probably best not to get too carried away. Although some shows do seem to be looking to online vendors for salvation, it hasn’t always worked out. I’m sure “Terra Nova” fans got their hopes up when Netflix expressed interest in that Fox show, but ultimately nothing came of it. So while this could potentially mean that the likes of Christina Ricci, Karine Vanesse, Michael Mosley, Mike Vogel, Kelly Garner and the lovely Margot Robbie may still have a show to return to next season, we’d probably advise them not to give up on the job hunt quite yet.


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Margots new Movie Project!?

According to, Margot will be playing in a Comedy/Drama/Sci-fi movie named “About Time” along side Rachel McAdams, Bill Nighy & Domhnall Gleeson. Supposed to be out for release sometime next year! Will keep you updated on this project, currently in Pre-Production!

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‘Pan Am’: Does the show have a cable future?

Could it be that the crew of “Pan Am” will fly again?

Deadline is reporting that the period drama, which will more than likely not be renewed by ABC, may have a future on cable. The show, which stars Christina Ricci, Margot Robbie and Michael Mosley, is much more popular in Europe than it ever was in the U.S. It is this that may lead Sony TV, the program’s producer, to look for alternate venues for the series.

As a sign of further popularity overseas, on Thursday (May 10) “Pan Am” was named “Best Series” at the Rose d’Or TV awards, Europe’s equivalent of the Emmys. It beat out British programs “Martina Cole’s the Runaway” and “The Jury.”

So Zappers, would you be interested in seeing “Pan Am” return? Or should the show stay grounded?


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CAA Signs ‘Pan Am’s Margot Robbie

CAA has signed Margot Robbie, who stars in the freshman ABC series Pan Am, created by Jack Orman and exec produced/directed by Tommy Schlamme. Robbie had previously been on the hit Australian series Neighbours. She’s managed by Management 360 and continues to be repped in Australia by Aran Michael Management.


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Police lockdown at Tropfest LA

SIMON Baker, Joel Edgerton and Jon Polson found themselves in police lockdown at the weekend in an LA bomb scare.

The trio, and a band of famous faces including Kym Wilson, Nash Edgerton and Margot Robbie, were celebrating the launch of Tropfest LA at the Linwood Dunn Theatre in Hollywood when the evening was interrupted by the sound of sirens as police and a bomb squad were called to the building next door following a bomb threat.

Guests said as robots and sniffer dogs arrived, LA Tropfest launch revellers were told police were locking down their venue as a precaution.

“As a result guests were told to just hold tight which they did until the wee hours of the morning,” one Tropfest fan said yesterday. “Luckily they were in fairly high spirits.”

Some 2012 Tropfest finalists got more than they bargained for. They were let out at 1.30am.


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Pan Am’s Margot Robbie on ’60s Fashion and Her Love of Airplane Food!

On ABC’s Pan Am, Margot Robbie plays shy, rookie stewardess Laura Cameron. And like her character, the actress has come into her own.

Just one year ago, the 21-year-old moved from her native Australia to break into the Hollywood scene. She quickly landed a role on Pan Am, which centers on the pilots and stewardesses of the iconic airline in the early 1960s.

Robbie talked to about adjusting to life in America and her new appreciation for flight attendants.

On hiding her Aussie accent.
“That’s the biggest compliment you can get is when people say, ‘oh, I had no idea you were an Aussie!’ That means I’m doing my job. It’s something I’ve been working on ever since I decided I wanted to come over to America. I started working with a dialect coach to really nail the accent. I still do Skype sessions frequently. Every time I get a new script, we’ll go over it. When I’m on set, I’ll do my accent warm-ups before I do my scenes. It’s something I have to pay really close attention to. I’m a real perfectionist. If one little syllable was not correct, I’d be devastated.”

On Australian TV vs. American TV.
“Production value over here is massive compared to anything you’ll see in Australia. The sets and the studios — everything is bigger. It’s just epic, especially on Pan Am. It’s the little things that really excite me — like getting a chair with my name on the back of it. I was jumping up and down when I saw that. I thought that only happened in movies. And there’s any kind of food and chocolate and candy you can imagine all day long, which is incredibly dangerous. I thought it was wonderful to start, but now it’s something I’m really trying to stay away from!”

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Esquire Presents Me in My Place with Margot Robbie!

Photos coming soon when the Gallery is back up! =]

But First, a Joke! (Up There…)

Margot Robbie has a wild side. On ABC’s Pan Am, she plays the shy stewardess… the one with the nude photoshoot to be revealed in next week’s episode. When she’s not busy filming in New York, the 21-year-old Australian knows what a good night sounds like: alcohol and Dexys Midnight Runners. “Every time I go to my favorite bar, I end up standing on the table and singing ‘Come On Eileen,'” she says. “Then a security guard comes and pulls me down. It’s a ritual now.” Also something of a ritual these days: female friends of Esquire (she was nice enough to give a tour of our place last year) inviting our photographer friend, Michael Edwards from Me in My Place, over to their places. Suffice it to say Robbie has a wild view. —The Editors


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Welcome Aboard “PAN AM” With Free Episodes on iTunes!!

Two Free Songs and Series Soundtrack Also Debut on iTunes

Starting today (20th Dec), television audiences can fly PAN AM at no cost with all nine available episodes from the first season of the ABC network drama available for free on the iTunes store at The series soundtrack, PAN AM: Music From and Inspired By the Original Series, also debuts on iTunes today with two free songs.

“At a time of the year when audiences are away from their televisions and networks are in repeats, this is a great opportunity for people to watch and catch-up on PAN AM,” said Chris Van Amburg, senior vice president of U.S. marketing, Sony Pictures Television. “We’re confident that this promotion will generate enthusiasm for the show’s January 8th return on ABC.”

Viewers can go to for free downloads of the show’s first nine episodes.

In addition, two songs from the series soundtrack – “Just One More Chance” by Billie Holiday and “Break It To Me Gently” by Brenda Lee – are available for free download.

The digital soundtrack debuts today. The CD soundtrack will be available in stores on January 17th.

Free downloads of the first nine episodes of PAN AM will also be available on Amazon, VUDU, CinemaNow , Sony Video Unlimited and PlayStation®Store.

PAN AM, which returns with all new episodes beginning Sunday, January 8th at 10 PM ET/PT on ABC, follows the travels of a young flight crew as they set off on international adventures at the dawn of the Jet Age in the 1960s. The series, which has been having success internationally, has been sold in over 100 countries to date. The show’s premiere on TV3 in Sweden was the highest rated foreign series premiere ever, while on CTV in Canada it ranked as the #1 new drama launch. PAN AM has also premiered to outstanding ratings in Ireland (RTE2) and Norway (TV3).

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