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.

Margot makes an appearance with Boyfriend Jake at Stakes Day in Melbourne.


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Guests included Axle Whitehead, Cal Wilson, Charlie Goldsmith, Daniel MacPherson, Emma Freedman, Hayden Guppy, Lord Mayor Robert Doyle, Margot Robbie, Patricia Ilhan, Ryan Shelton, Scott McGregor & Chelsea Butler and Collingwood Football Players including Anthony Rocca, Travis Cloke and Tarkyn Lockyer and Emirates Stakes Day Fashions on the Field Judges Melissa Hetherington, Kim Fletcher, Charlie Brown and Rhys Uhlich.

Gallery Update

I recently bought Kids Healthy life Magazine which has an interview with Margot, scans have been added, also added TV Week scans =]

Go buy Kids Healthy Life Magazine at your local news agent or cheak out the website at: http://www.kidshealthylife.com

TV Week – 8th-14th Aug 09, Kids Healthy Life Magazine – Oct/Nov 09:

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: 2nd – 6th Nov

Monday: Donna’s crushed to learn the criminal charges she lodged against Saffron have been dismissed. But how will the teen react when she later comes face to face with her abusive former boss?

Tuesday: When Ringo helps Donna prove her case against Saffron, she realises how much she wants him back.

NEXT WEEK: A tragic loss devastates Ramsey Street!

Source: TV Week Magazine

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: 26th – 30th Oct

Tuesday: Donna and Ringos relationship hits the skids at her 18th birthday bash when the pair clash over their futures. Can they get over this latest hurdle?

Wednesday: Donna confesses to Elle that the pressure of her upcoming English exam is overwhelming and she desperately needs Ringo’s support. Will Ringo give Donna a second chance!?

NEXT WEEK: Who makes an emotional farewell?

Source: TV Week Magazine