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.
Will Smith and Margot Robbie are the latest ‘Stars in a Reasonably Priced Car’ on Top Gear.
The acting duo – who appear together in new romantic comedy-drama Focus – test their driving skills in the BBC series’ latest episode, airing this weekend.
Robbie was quite a way behind fellow Australian and F1 driver Daniel Ricciardo, who recently beat Lewis Hamilton to take the top spot on the ‘Star in a Reasonably Priced Car’ leaderboard.
Top Gear trio Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May have already visited Australia’s Northern Territory so far this series, while the presenters will host the Top Gear Festival in Sydney this April.
The Top Gear episode with Will Smith and Margot Robbie airs on BBC Two this Sunday (February 15) at 8pm in the UK.
It will also air in Australia next Monday (February 16) on the BBC’s international lifestyle channel BBC Knowledge, simulcast at 7.00am with an encore screening at 7.30pm.
SEARING spring sun has done little to cool the fashion and fun of the final day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival.
The star of the day among the rich, famous and their hangers on was Wolf of Wall Street star Margot Robbie in the Swisse marquee.
“It’s so good to be back in Melbourne, I miss my family and friends all the time so it’s good to see them,” said The Wolf of Wall Street star, wearing Ellery.
Robbie praised Melbourne as the place where it all began for her, as she caught up with some of her former Neighbours co-stars in the Swisse marquee.
“I learnt so much while I was living in Melbourne and working on Neighbours,” she said.
“It’s always special and at the forefront of my mind. Neighbours is an education that you can’t get anywhere else. It prepares you for work overseas and in Hollywood.”
Meanwhile, Robbie’s boyfriend Tom Ackerley, slipped into the marquee unnoticed about an hour after the actor arrived.
Ackerley, an assistant film director based in London, will meet Robbie’s family while in Melbourne.
“It’s good,” Robbie replied when asked about her relationship with Ackerley.
“He hasn’t been to Melbourne before. We only have limited time here.”
The couple were snapped last week in London looking loved-up.
Robbie will be next seen in Hollywood blockbuster Tarzan and Jane, alongside True Blood star Alexander Skarsgard.
“I wanted Jane to be very independent,” Robbie said.
“She’s obviously co-dependent because it’s a massive love story between her and Tarzan, but I wanted her to be very capable when she was on her own — and also fierce and intelligent.”
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
Australian actress Margot Robbie showed her true colours at the weekend as she donned the famous black and white of Fulham.
The Wolf of Wall Street actress was at Craven Cottage last Saturday to support Felix Magath’s side in the London derby against Millwall – but she did not bring the side any luck as the Cottagers lost 1-0.
The 24-year-old stunner was recently named The Sexiest Actress in Hollywood by Victoria’s Secret and shot to fame earlier this year thanks to her seductive role as Leonardo DiCaprio’s love interest in Hollywood blockbuster The Wolf of Wall Street
The former Neighbours actress confirmed on Twitter recently that she was a Fulham fan – but it is unclear why she chose to support the South West London club.
Fulham have signed a number of Australian players in the past, including goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer and added international striker Adam Taggart to their squad this summer.
Robbie joins actors Hugh Grant and Keith Allen as well as singer Example on the list of Fulham’s high profile celebrity fans.
Robbie is not just a Fulham fan as she has also been spotted at Madison Square Gardens supporting the New York Rangers ice hockey side.
Speaking of her support for the Rangers, she told Yahoo: ‘Well I always wanted to play ice hockey back in Australia, I’m not sure why, but we didn’t have any ice where I lived. It was very hot, a coastal town.
‘So I played field hockey, but then when I moved to America I was finally able to join a team once I wasn’t contracted to a show, but when I was contracted to a show I wasn’t able to play. But I was living in New York, so I was able to watch, and the Rangers were my default team.
‘And not just by default, but also because they’re the best team ever. And I just became absolutely dedicated and loyal to them immediately, and have been ever since.’
She famously appeared in a full-frontal nude scene opposite Leonardo DiCaprio in the Wolf Of Wall Street but Margot Robbie was the epitome of sophisticated glamour at a London charity fashion ball.
Wafting into Natural History Museum in a floor-length blue and white gown, the 23-year-old Australian actress turned heads as she paraded a stunning A-line gown on Sunday.
Twisting and twirling as flashbulbs popped, the flame-haired star was the centre of attention in the two-tiered ensemble.
She joined a litany of stars including Samuel L Jackson who hosted the charity ball with catwalk show featuring comedian David Walliams and Tom Hiddleston as models.
Margot stood out at the fashion ball, with proceeds benefitting One For The Boys male cancer foundation, as she enjoyed some well-earned down-time in London.
Days earlier, she was spotted out and about in the capital strolling with a handsome mystery man and kissing in the street oblivious to the lunchtime crowds.
She spent Wednesday mixing with royalty at a charity bash thrown by The Duke of Cambridge.
But by Thursday Margot Robbie was back running with the celebrity pack at London’s latest A-lister haunt the Chiltern Firehouse.
The 23-year-old made polka dots look sexy wearing a blue and white tea dress that fitted like a glove with a plunging neckline which was flared at the waist.