Margot attended the Film Independent Spirit Awards. She was also a presenter with Timothée Chalamet.
Unfortunatly again Margot lost out on the Lead Female award to Frances McDormand. However good news for Allison Janney who won another award for her best supporting female role. And Tatiana S. Riegel won for best editing. Lets hope Margot takes it where it counts, at the Oscars!
Bold Films has partnered with Entertainment 360, the production arm of Management 360, and LuckyChap Entertainment to finance and produce Dangerous Odds starring Margot Robbie.
Independent production and finance company Bold acquired the project in turnaround from Warner Bros, where LuckyChap has its first look deal.
The project is written by Andrea Berloff (Straight Outta Compton) and sees Robbie play a cleaning lady who rises to the top of an illegal sport betting company in the 80s, helping transform it into a billion dollar a year off-shore gambling criminal empire.
Previous Bold Films projects include Dan Gilroy’s Nightcrawler, starring Jake Gyllenhaal; Damien Chazelle’s Whiplash, starring Miles Teller; and Nicholas Winding Refn’s Drive with Ryan Gosling.
Bold Films Chairman Michel Litvak said: “We are incredibly excited to work with Oscar-nominated actress Margot Robbie at this momentous time in her career. She will do an amazing job bring this thrilling true story and fascinating character to life.”
LuckyChap Entertainment adds: “We are building LuckyChap off of a passion to tell female driven stories that feel original, unique and rebellious in nature – we found all of this in Marisa’s story and couldn’t be more excited to partner with Bold Films and 360 to bring Dangerous Odds to the screen.”
One of Australia’s most talented exports, Margot Robbie, is in and out of her comfort zone here. Case in point: snacks.
Snacking is everyone’s favourite way to pass time. Crisps, chocolate bars, the odd apple when you’ve indulged in takeaways for three nights straight and need to feel a tad more “healthy”…
But here, the I, Tonya star puts her palette to the test by tasting classic British and American snacks, before giving her verdict on which is best.
From Space Invaders vs Shapes, Marmite vs Vegemite, Irn Bru vs Solo, Penguins vs TimTams, John Smiths vs Four-X; the competition was heated. But which snacks came out on top? The UK’s or Down Under’s?
Side-by-side snack wars, we also got to grips with Margot’s other talents – especially her ice skating skills. She’s not a complete amateur, but she’s not olympic level. We think that’s a great honest combo.
When asked whether she’d be a keen olympian: “I’d love to be a pole vaulter, because that’s the kind of sport that defies physics, gravity, and logic. Just looks fun.” to rate her own ice skating skills.”
And of course we had to pose the questions on everyone’s minds, like would she ever be up for a James Bond film and her worst chat up line.
Margot, who rose to fame and acclaim with The Wolf Of Wall Street and Suicide Squad, also tackled LADS On Film with a focus on her latest role.
Touching on everything from the real life Tonya Harding to hilarious set stories and The Oscars, this short and sweet Q&A further cements Margot’s legendary status in the industry.
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“I, Tonya,” the Craig Gillespie-directed biopic about Tonya Harding, the figure skater banned from competition for life for her connection to a 1994 attack on fellow skater Nancy Kerrigan, has brought its stars — Margot Robbie, who plays an unsinkable Harding, and Allison Janney, as her sharp-tongued mother, LaVona — Oscar nominations, critical acclaim and, not surprisingly, a newfound love for the Winter Olympics. “We’re watching men’s half-pipe,” reports Robbie, jet-lagged and talking via speakerphone while sitting alongside Janney in a London hotel room. “We’re just mesmerized.”
The pair were in town to attend the BAFTAs, where they were both nominees. Before heading off to a party, they took time out to talk about the film’s more nuanced examination of Harding’s life (domestic violence, the skating world’s contempt for her working-class roots), Janney’s annoying parakeet costar and the reaction Robbie, an “I, Tonya” producer, had during her initial reading of Steven Rogers’ script.
“It’s so easy to dismiss these characters and their feelings. But by the end of it, I was devastated, angry and frustrated for them. I’d laugh out loud at something, then immediately feel disgusted with myself that I found it funny,” says Robbie. “To be able to let those feelings creep up on you, instead of being told to feel them? That’s a real art form.”
Parsing what’s true or false is a daily struggle of late. How much do you believe your characters?
Robbie: I knew we’d never know exactly how it went down. Twenty years later, everyone had completely different recollections of the same thing. Truth and reality had parted ways. My character’s truth was not necessarily the reality of the situation. But her version of the truth was far more interesting to me than the facts. Janney: What made it so fun was the juxtaposition of everyone’s truth. You see LaVona throw a knife at her daughter, then cut to me saying, “What family doesn’t have their ups and downs?” Her truth was that she was a good mother, she gave her daughter an opportunity, and her daughter screwed it up by picking the [wrong] man. Where the reality is? I don’t know.
Nominated for an Oscar for her latest role as the controversial ice skater Tonya Harding, Margot Robbie talks to Stylist about refusing to toe the line.
In a gourmet bakery on LA’s La Brea Avenue, over a bowl of chia seeds and berries, Margot Robbie and I are comparing the size of our respective canines’ poo. (Hers is a petite rescue mutt named Boo Radley, mine a chihuahua mix.) “They are so small. Like, this big,” she says pointing to a raspberry, her grin nearing the width of the peak of her black nautical cap. “It’s so good.”
Robbie is the kind of Best Actress Academy Award nominee who can talk unflinchingly about dog poo despite the fact that, after her lead turn in black comedy I, Tonya, she is being considered among the best actors of her generation. She’s also president of her own production company, LuckyChap Entertainment (which she runs with four of her seven former south London flatmates, including her husband, Tom Ackerley). Sunny, quick-witted and unshowy, Robbie is, to coin a breakfast-related metaphor, a good egg.
A good egg but a badass: the 27-year-old thumped Leonardo DiCaprio in the face without warning in her audition for Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street, her breakthrough role which came only a year after graduating from Neighbours in 2011. She does many of her own stunts, gave a speech at 2017’s Women in Hollywood Awards calling out the film industry’s propensity to see women “in the simplest terms and with the most convenient definitions”, and can trapeze and tattoo: she famously inked emojis on her 2016 Suicide Squad co-star Cara Delevingne’s toes. In short, Robbie seems to approach life as if she is leaping out of a plane to land feet-first on a bullseye. (She also skydives.)