Margot Robbie: I feel pressure

Neighbours star Margot Robbie has admitted that her career in the entertainment industry makes her feel under pressure to stay looking good.

The actress, who plays Donna Freedman in the soap, said she prefers to focus on her acting rather than worry too much about her appearance.

“There’s always going to be pressure being in the entertainment industry,” Margot said.

“You don’t see any Hollywood actresses that are terrible looking so there’s always that pressure that to succeed in your career you need to look good.

“But at the end of the day, if your acting’s there that should be your main priority. If you thought about the way you looked all the time you’d never do a decent job acting.”

The 19-year-old said she does try and stay in shape, but prefers exercise that involves some variety.

“The thought of going for a run for an hour makes me want to grab a razor blade. I love dancing and do classes.”

She added: “I do something where it’s different all the time. Dancing’s always different or playing tennis – something fun like that. You need to do exercise but not just a set regime. It’s so hard to find time between schedules but we try!”

Source: The Press Association

Donna Freedman this week on “Neighbours”:

SPOILER: This is Australian air-time so people in other countries that watch neighbour are behind so you may get spoilers if you read this.

Neighbours: 23rd – 27th Nov

Tuesday: As teens head off for schoolies, Kate asks Donna to give her a makeover.

Thursday: Donna’s guilt-ridden after cheating on Ringo.

NEXT WEEK: The 2009 finale sees a wedding and a shock exit.

Source: TV Week Magazine

Margot sets sights on Hollywood

Neighbours star Margot Robbie has revealed she hopes to be acting in Hollywood one day.

The 19-year-old, who plays kooky Donna Freedman in the soap, said she can’t make concrete plans about her career but the “big picture” would see her moving to LA.

Margot, who is currently contracted until April on the Australian show, said: “I’ve got a big picture of where I want to be, want I want to do – I hope to be in America one day, I’d love to move to LA, I just don’t know when that would be.”

Although she is keen to pay a visit to the UK, she doesn’t see her acting future as being on these shores.

She said: “After school I always wanted to go backpacking around the UK but I guess that wouldn’t be an option now.”

Margot went on: “The jobs I want to do in the future would be Hollywood movies rather than theatre or the music industry, which thrive more in the UK, so no I’m not sure I’d work too much in the UK but I definitely hope to come and visit.”

She added that her dream role would be in something akin to Girl, Interrupted, which is set in a mental hospital.

“I’ve always wanted to play a crazy person – someone with a mental illness. I think that would be fascinating, or something that would involve a lot of research and groundwork.”

Source: metro.co.uk

Donna Freedman this week on “Neighbours”:

SPOILER: This is Australian air-time so people in other countries that watch neighbour are behind so you may get spoilers if you read this.

Neighbours: 16th – 20th Nov

Monday: Donna is deeply hurt when she realises Ringo’s embarressed by her antics. Can their rocky romance survive this latest hit?

Tuesday: Why does Donna refuse to apologise to Ringo?

Friday: Donna ropes in Kate to help her with her fledgling fashion business.

NEXT WEEK: Which two teens share a kiss?

Source: TV Week Magazine

Australian Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards *Exclusive*

Nickelodeon Kids Choice awards are on TONIGHT. Sorry for the short delay.

Photos have been added. Just added 3MQ photos to the gallery. HQ photos will be added later!! Also we’ll announce if Margot wins the “Hottie” award. Fingers crossed……..

Edit: Margot didnt win the award, she lost to previous neighbours cast-mate Dean Geyer. Better luck nxt time Margot =[

3x MQ Margot at the Australian Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards:


Site changes coming soon………

Just some news on MRO…..

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Margot’s Movie debut in I.C.U premieres this weekend!


A then 16-year-old Margot Robbie with her ICU co-stars Christian Radford (left) and James Dean (right) during filming on the Gold Coast in 2007

IT has been a long time coming, but Margot Robbie’s first-ever acting role will finally hit the big screen this weekend as part of the Gold Coast Film Fantastic, which opens today.

Gold Coast-raised actor Robbie stars as Donna Freedman on Australian soapie Neighbours but her debut performance was a starring role in actor/writer and director Aash Aaron’s psychological thriller ICU, filmed more than two years ago.

Budget constraints forced Aaron to put ICU on the back seat while he and Robbie filmed another feature, Vigilante, which screened at last year’s Gold Coast Film Fantastic.

However, the director has since completed ICU and will unveil his handiwork as part of this year’s four-day Film Fantastic.

Aaron, who has also starred in Neighbours and US series The Starter Wife, says Robbie was not his first choice for ICU.

“I cast the two boys (Christian Radford and James Dean) and another girl and I felt at the first rehearsal, though beautiful, the girl just didn’t have the passion,” says Aaron.

“I asked Christian if he knew anyone and he said ‘I’ve got a girl who I’ve grown up with like a sister and she’s just dynamic’.”

That girl was Robbie, who was just 16 years old at the time. The teenager spent four months training with Aaron before shooting began in one of Q1’s highest apartments. Continue reading Margot’s Movie debut in I.C.U premieres this weekend!

Neighbours star’s tattoo drama

Neighbours star Margot Robbie has revealed she is in trouble with the soap’s bosses for getting a henna tattoo on her hand.

The actress, who plays Donna Freedman in the Aussie show, said she got the inking at a racing event, without realising it wouldn’t wash off.

She said: “I was in a tent at the races with an Indian theme, and they were doing henna tattoos, and I thought, that’s really cool.”

She went on: “I thought it was like face paint and come off straight away afterwards. And then I found out that it won’t come off for about a month.

“And I am in huge trouble at work today because we can’t just rock up with a tattoo. The make-up department are going to kill me. We’ve had to do a major cover-up. It’s a drama.”

She said the body art breaks “strict” rules, and berated herself for not reading the signs.

“We’ve got really strict rules – usually, I can’t even paint my nails or put on fake tan or I’ll get in trouble with continuity, so a tattoo is definitely out of bounds.

“It would have been a better story if I had been drunk, but I was sober. I was just an idiot and didn’t read the sign that says it doesn’t wash off.”

However, she said the inking might be easier to hide as it was on her left hand.

Source: The Press Association.