Margot Robbie: ‘I asked my girlfriends what they’d been through. And they were angry’. – The Guardian

The actor talks to Tom Lamont about speaking out, hanging with the crew on set, and going from Neighbours to an Oscar nomination for I,Tonya

Nostalgic, nodding to herself, Margot Robbie walks around the deserted London bar a little in the manner of a soldier returning to the site of a heavy battle. A few years ago, when the Australian actor’s film career was getting going, when she was a Neighbours graduate who had been cast in a Martin Scorsese film, The Wolf Of Wall Street, Robbie lived nearby. The 27-year-old was one of a cluster of friends who squeezed into a rented home in Clapham meant for half that number, to save money. In the evenings, to stretch their limbs and get drunk, the gang would roll out to this bar.

“The best times,” says Robbie, remembering meandering conversations, in-jokes, budding love affairs and business decisions, big hangovers. The bar looks different at 10 in the morning, day-lit, set up for brunch. But, she remembers, there used to be a good sofa upstairs, past the table-football table, near the fireplace… “Here,” she says, pleased, settling in.

Robbie left London about a year ago, around the time she married her husband, Tom Ackerley, and moved to Los Angeles. She has flown back in to attend a screening of her new film, I, Tonya, ahead of its UK release. In a few hours she’ll be at a posh cinema, sitting in the dark and evaluating the audience’s every response. Robbie stars in this dark, low-budget comedy-biopic about the wayward American figure skater, Tonya Harding – and also produced it. This means having more skin in the game. It means “daily emails, saying what percentage we’re up or down in what cities, what demographics are responding in what way, what the reviews are saying”. Robbie collapses back on the sofa. “Super nerve-racking. Super exciting. I hadn’t been involved in this part before.”

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Margot Robbie’s Thriller ‘Terminal’ Lands at RLJE Films

RLJE Films has acquired all U.S. rights to Vaughn Stein’s noir thriller “Terminal,” starring Margot Robbie, Simon Pegg, Mike Myers, Max Irons, and Dexter Fletcher.

The deal with Highland Film Group was announced on Wednesday, a day after Robbie received an Academy Award nomination in the best actress category for her role in “I, Tonya.” Robbie is also a producer on “The Terminal,” as she is on “I, Tonya,” through her LuckyChap Entertainment production company.

RLJE Films plans to release the movie in theaters in the spring. Written by Stein, “Terminal” follows two assassins carrying out a sinister mission, a teacher battling a fatal illness, an enigmatic janitor, and a curious waitress leading a dangerous double life. Murderous consequences unravel in the dead of night as their lives intertwine at the hands of a mysterious criminal mastermind.

Besides Robbie, the other producers are Tom Ackerley, who also produced “I, Tonya,” and Josey McNamara under their LuckyChap Entertainment banner, David Barron of Beagle Pug, Highland Film Group’s Arianne Fraser, Molly Hassell, and Teun Hilte.

Robbie also stars as Queen Elizabeth I opposite Saoirse Ronan in the upcoming historical drama “Mary, Queen of Scots,” which is slated for release by Focus Features on Nov. 2.

Mark Ward and Jess De Leo from RLJE negotiated the deal with CAA and Alana Crow at Highland Film Group on behalf of the filmmakers.

Source: variety.com/

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Margot is up for an Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role.

A massive congrats again to Margot for being nominated for her first Oscar in the category for ‘Best Actress in a Leading Role’.

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

SALLY HAWKINS – The Shape of Water
FRANCES MCDORMAND – Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri
MARGOT ROBBIE – I, Tonya
SAOIRSE RONAN – Lady Bird
MERYL STREEP – The Post

The Today Show (Australia), interviewed Margot at the I,Tonya Premier in Sydney.

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Margot makes her appearance at the 2018 SAG Awards.

Margot made an appearance at the 2018 SAG awards for her nomination for “Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role”, unfortunatly she missed out with the awards going to Frances McDormand for her role in “Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri”. But Allison Jennay did pick up an award in her category for “Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role”. Here is a quick interview from the red carpet and photos being added to the gallery!

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Margot at the 29th Annual Producers Guild Awards in LA.

Margot made an appearance at both the 29th Annual Producers Guild Awards Nominees breakfast and also the main event of the 29th Annual Producers Guild Awards. Unfortunately “I,Tonya” missed out on the Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Theatrical Motion Pictures, losing to ‘The Shape of Water’ – Producers: Guillermo del Toro, J. Miles Dale. Have added photos from the event to the gallery.

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