WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIF. — Margot Robbie came racing into the tucked-away bungalow she was renting here. She had returned from recording the voice of a talking dingo for a DreamWorks animated movie, and on an April afternoon was doing her best to clean up strewn clothes from overstuffed suitcases — evidence that an intended one-week visit to Los Angeles had stretched into a month.
“I’m sorry it’s so manic,” said this 25-year-old actress, who was born in Gold Coast, Australia, and lives in London, yet had not seen either city in a very long time.
“I’m always like, ‘No, it will calm down next week,’” she said in a more relaxed moment, stretched across a patio couch next to a faded pillow that said “God Save the Queen.”
“And then the following week ends up being crazier.”
Ms. Robbie was on the latest leg of the globe-trotting journey that has consumed her since 2013. It began at roughly the moment that a worldwide audience discovered her in Martin Scorsese’s “The Wolf of Wall Street,” playing the no-nonsense lover-turned-wife of an unscrupulous broker played by Leonardo DiCaprio.
MTV announced today that a Suicide Squad sneak peek will be shown on the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday, April 10. Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie and Cara Delevingne will be present to debut the clip. You can watch a tease of the Suicide Squad sneak peek in the player below.
In related news, Leto’s Joker defaced all of the official sites for the film today for April Fool’s Day. You can check out the official site and social channels via this link.
Created by Robert Kanigher and Ross Andru back in 1959, the Suicide Squad team has included countless DC villains among its ranks, including Deadshot, Captain Boomerang, Bane, Killer Frost, Poison Ivy, Count Vertigo, Deathstroke, and Harley Quinn. The CW’s “Arrow” introduced their own version of the team in the most recent season of the series and the recent animated film, Batman: Assault on Arkham, offered another version of the team. Directed by David Ayer, Suicide Squad is scheduled for release on August 5, 2016.
EXCLUSIVE: Margot Robbie has come attached to I, Tonya, a script by Steven Rogers about the crazy story of Tonya Harding. Remember her? She was the ice princess who emerged from a poor upbringing and rough childhood in Portland, OR to rise to the top of the sport of figure skating with a ferocious determination and athleticism that allowed her to become the first American woman to complete the triple axel in major competitions. That propelled her to victory in the 1991 U.S. Figure Skating Championships and second in the World Championships.
I, Tonya is being produced by Bryan Unkeless and his Clubhouse Pictures. Robbie also is coming aboard in a producing capacity through her LuckyChap Entertainment banner. Unkeless also is producing Bright, the Max Landis-scripted David Ayer-directed Will Smith-Joel Edgerton pic that just sold in a massive sale to Netflix. There is no director on I, Tonya yet, but Robbie is taking it upon herself to find a filmmaker to build this project around herself. Financiers also are circling.
Depending on how it’s done, it has the potential to be another To Die For, the Gus Van Sant-directed film that starred Nicole Kidman in a tale of naked ambition and the price for fame. Rogers wrote his script after doing extensive interviews with both Harding and Gillooly, capturing the absurdity of what happened but also the tragic part of the Harding saga, and trying to come from nothing to prominence in a sport where most of the competitors are the children of wealthy families that can afford all the ice time and trainers needed to get to that high a level.
Robbie has shown a propensity for taking risks, which led to her breakout turn in The Wolf Of Wall Street. She next stars in the Warner Bros summer pic Suicide Squad in a cast that includes her Focus star Smith, and she also stars this summer in The Legend Of Tarzan. She most recently starred opposite Tina Fey in Whisky Tango Foxtrot. She is repped by CAA, Management 360, Australia-based Aran Michael Management and Jackoway, Tyerman. Rogers is repped by Gersh and Grandview.
NB:Photos from the WTF premier and Oscars are coming in the next few days, just bare with me. -Mel
HOMEGROWN Hollywood star Margot Robbie continued her red carpet winning streak with a bold look at the New York premiere of her latest film, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.
The 25-year-old former Neighbours star flashed a whole lot of cleavage in a daring, cut-to-the-navel black jumpsuit for the premiere of the new war comedy, which also stars Tina Fey and Billy Bob Thornton.
Earlier this week, the Wolf Of Wall Street star made headlines as one of the best dressed on the Oscars red carpet, looking very like a very glammed-up personification of an Academy Award statuette:
But if you’re thinking that Margot’s gone ‘all Hollywood’ on us, fear not: she appeared on Jimmy Fallon overnight and was absolutely stumped at the talk show host’s decidedly unAustralian pronunciation of ‘Bondi Beach’. Seriously dude, ‘Bondee Beach’?
On The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Tuesday night, Australian actress Margot Robbie told the comedian about the time Prince Harry followed her and some friends into a photo booth at a housewarming party in London hosted by the model Suki Waterhouse.
In her defense, “He wasn’t wearing a crown,” she told Fallon, so “I don’t know it’s a prince.”
She claims she told the royal that she thought he was another fair-skinned redhead, singer Ed Sheeran, and “he got really offended.”
Margot Robbie can whisper, but can’t necessarily read lips.
The Whiskey Tango Foxtrot actress stopped by Tuesday’s Tonight Show to play a few rounds of The Whisper Challenge, in which she and Jimmy Fallon take turns guessing random names and phrases while wearing noise-canceling headphones.
Robbie nailed her phrase deliveries to Fallon, but had trouble reading his lips whenever he said “Bondi Beach” and “Labradoodle.”
Actress Margot Robbie, in a classic turtleneck and camel coat, stepped out Thursday for Calvin Klein’s #FW16 show at Spring Studios in Tribeca. Rather than walking in the show, model Kendall Jenner, who currently appears in the designer’s spring ad campaign, joined actress-singer Zoe Kravitz (with boyfriend Twin Shadow) in the front row along with Transparent’s Hari Nef, who recently walked the runway at Gucci for Alessandro Michele during the menswear shows in Milan. Plus, “It” girl and K-pop star CL — she also attended Alexander Wang’s show and is a Karl Lagerfeld favorite — was there dressed in an abstract floral silk trench.