Welcome to Marvelous Margot, your newest source on the Australian actress Margot Robbie. You probably know Margot for her launching role in Martin Scorsese's Wolf of Wall Street, and most recently seen in The Legend of Tarzan (as Jane Porter) and Suicide Squad (Harley Quinn). Her upcoming projects include I, Tonya - where she plays the ice skater Tonya Harding, and Gotham City Sirens - movie centered on the female criminals of the DC Universe.

The site aim is to update you with all the latest news, photos and media concerning Margot's career. Take a look around and enjoy your stay! Thank you for visiting the site and be sure to come back soon!
Nicole   01.05.2018   0 Comments

THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER – Figure skating’s most notorious character shares memories of the scandal that ended her career with the star who plays her — and reveals she’s back in training.

Margot Robbie waited until filming was just about to begin before she and director Craig Gillespie took a trip to Portland to have lunch with the woman she was about to play. Their second meeting came nearly a year later, when Tonya Harding joined Robbie on the red carpet for I, Tonya‘s Hollywood premiere. The following day, on Dec. 6, Robbie sat down with Harding, 47, for a wide-ranging conversation about the disgraced Olympian’s life now with her current husband, Joe, a heating and air conditioning specialist, and their 6-year-old son, Gordon, as well as the highs and lows of her days on the ice.

While Robbie switched between roles as interviewer and interviewee, Harding spoke candidly about her fraught relationships with both her ex Jeff Gillooly, who spent six months in prison following the 1994 assault on Harding’s then-rival Nancy Kerrigan, and her mother, with whom she’s been estranged since the early 2000s. At one point in the hourlong discussion, during which the former competitor revealed that she was back in training (she’s set to skate in an exhibition at Rockefeller Center in late January), a teary Harding thanked Robbie for not only telling her story but also providing her with closure. (Read the rest of the interview at the source)

THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER An ingenue turns indie producer with the figure skating biopic ‘I, Tonya’ as she opens up about the downside of starring in ‘Suicide Squad’ (“Now you have to be able to afford security”) and maps out a plan for career longevity: “I don’t want to burn hard and fast and then disappear.”

Before Margot Robbie set out for Hollywood, an agent in her native Australia advised her to prepare to answer a question she’d inevitably be asked when she arrived.

“What do you want out of your career?”

Robbie, then 20 and starring in a local soap opera, took the advice seriously. She began scribbling pages and pages of notes before ultimately whittling her answer down to just three words: “Quality, versatility and longevity.” Nail the first two, she thought, and the third will follow.

Not a half decade later, Robbie had exploded into Hollywood with her breakthrough performance as the fiery wife of Leonardo DiCaprio’s Jordan Belfort in the 2013 box-office smash The Wolf of Wall Street. She’d taken what could have been a forgettable role — described in Terence Winter’s script as the “hottest blonde ever” — and made something memorable out of it. She was promptly deluged with offers to play the “hot wife” or “hot girlfriend” of other A-list actors. Flattered as Robbie was by the sudden attention, such inessential characters didn’t fit into her career plan, and she turned nearly all of them down. “You could read a script and almost pull them out and nothing else would be affected,” she says now, between sips of tea on her back patio in Los Angeles. “Like if you pulled out that card, the card castle wouldn’t come tumbling down, and that’s not that exciting to me.” (Read the rest of the interview at the source)

Check the beautiful cover and photoshoot Margot (and Tonya) did for this Golden Globes 2018 issue of The Hollywood Reporter!

Magazine Scans > From 2018 > January 04: The Hollywood Reporter [+1]
Photoshoots & Portraits > 2018 > Session 03 | The Hollywood Reporter [+4]
Nicole   01.04.2018   0 Comments

BRITISH VOGUE – Photographed by Juergen Teller and styled by Edward Enninful, the portrait of the duo sets the tone for the 20-page Hollywood portfolio within the editor-in-chief’s third issue of #NewVogue. Entitled “Best Performances”, the shoot celebrates the stars whose Oscar-worthy roles embody cinema’s new mood and Hollywood’s reevaluation of itself.

“When I first decided that Vogue should put together a star-filled portfolio featuring the biggest names in current cinema to mark the exceptional 2017/18 awards season,” Enninful said, “who knew Hollywood would soon be top of the global news agenda? It was clear to me that the mood needed to change. That it was time for honesty. Enter photographer Juergen Teller, my long-time collaborator and the world’s most gifted documenter of celebrity at its most intimate and off-duty. Over four days in Los Angeles, it was great to spend time with him and some of today’s amazing talents as they look to reshape how Hollywood does business in a post-Weinstein world, including cover stars Margot Robbie and Nicole Kidman – two of the most straight-talking professionals I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with.”

Of her ascendant career, Robbie told interviewer Lynn Hirschberg: “My family has no connection to the entertainment industry whatsoever, so when I started acting, everyone was like, ‘That’s fun, but when are you going to actually get a real job?’ And that went on for years. They’re impressed for five seconds, and then they’re, ‘So anyway, the dog threw up today.’”

[…] (source)

W MAGAZINE“When I was 6, my favorite film was Robin Hood: Men in Tights. It’s got a lot of adult jokes, and it was really inappropriate for a child to see. In school, they asked us, ‘If you were to make a potion, what would you put in it?’ Even then, I could recall lines of movies, and I said, ‘The testicles of a newt!’ I got called up to the front of the class and was asked why I put testicles in my potion. I had no idea what testicles were—I just loved the film.” (source)

Magazine Scans > From 2018 > February: British Vogue [+1]
Magazine Scans > From 2018 > W Magazine Best Performances Issue [+1]
Photoshoots & Portraits > 2018 > Session 01 | British Vogue [+1]
Photoshoots & Portraits > 2018 > Session 02 | W Magazine [+1]
Nicole   12.28.2017   0 Comments

THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER“I get excited with every character when there’s a skill set you get to learn for it. We’re so lucky and spoiled in that they get someone really good to teach you how to do it too,” Margot Robbie told The Hollywood Reporter during their Live Roundtable, when discussing how she prepared to play world class ice skater, Tonya Harding in I, Tonya. “When I did Focus, I had a real-life pick-pocket teach me how to pick-pocket.”

“But that’s mechanical preparation, Robbie told THR. “You put the hours in and it pays off, but if I hadn’t done all the work before-hand, I would just be too scared.”

“I’ve watched every single piece of footage there is on [Tonya Harding] a thousand times over. I had her voice in my i-Pod, I’d go to sleep listening to her. I lived in Tonya land for a long time,” Robbie told THR of her continued preparation for the role. Robbie intentionally chose to not meet Harding during her preparation so she could keep “[Tonya] and the character separate.”

“Once I decided exactly how I was going to play the character, how I was going to play every single beat, then I went to meet her.” What was it like to meet the infamous ice skater? “She was, all things considered, really, really understanding about it.”

Robbie joined in the discussion on the harassment scandals in Hollywood and the rapidly changing culture. “On one hand, you have a great opportunity,” said Robbie of the platform she and other actresses have been awarded, “but on the other hand you have a great responsibility to handle it appropriately and bring something positive out of a horrible situation. I think it’s a very individual thing.”

“I’ve never spoken to so many actresses that I’ve never met, than I have in the last couple months. Actresses — who if I met them, I’d be starstruck — are reaching out to be like, ‘Hey, there’s a group of us having a conversation about this, do you want to be involved?’ There is a sense of community, which is really wonderful, and it’s sad that that had to come out of a horrible situation, but there is a support network there and ready.”

The full Live Roundtable airs on SundanceTV, Sunday, Mar. 4. Tune in to THR.com/roundtables for more roundtables featuring talent from the year’s top films. (source)

Nicole   12.26.2017   0 Comments

As a Christmas treat, we’ve updated the gallery adding additional solo and group outtakes from the I, Tonya Los Angeles Times portrait session. Enjoy them, and Merry Christmas (even if a day late!)

Photoshoots & Portraits > 2017 > Session 23 | ‘I, Tonya’ Portrait for Los Angeles Times [+5]
Nicole   12.23.2017   0 Comments

LOS ANGELES TIMES – As part of the recent lead actress Envelope Roundtable, actress Margot Robbie talked about her work on the darkly comic biopic “I, Tonya.” Having grown up in Australia, Robbie wasn’t aware of the infamous saga of figure skater Tonya Harding. So she was able to approach the performance with a fresh perspective.

“In hindsight, I’m really grateful I wasn’t aware of the situation, or I didn’t know who any of these people were going into it, so I could really approach it with no preconceived notions or judgment,” she said. “I quickly found out that everyone had passed judgment on her.”

Check some portraits taken during the roundtable session in our gallery! (thanks to I Heart Saoirse for the help!)

Photoshoots & Portraits > 2017 > Session 24 | LA Times “The Envelope” Portraits [+5]
Nicole   12.19.2017   0 Comments

THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER – After two decades of awards-season roundtables gathering Hollywood’s top creative talents for frank, funny and memorable conversations, THR this year decided to throw out the rule book for the final star-studded sit-down of 2017: Instead of splitting up male and female actors (as almost all honors do, from the industry-establishment Oscars to the indie-minded Spirit Awards), the Dec. 7 discussion at West Hollywood’s Quixote Studios was a co-ed affair. And instead of taking place in a clinically silent, closed studio environment, it was conducted before a live audience of Hollywood insiders who took in the proceedings with laughs (especially at 61-year-old Last Flag Flying star Bryan Cranston’s impish one-liners), sighs (at the cautiously hopeful comments about sexual harassment in Hollywood from In the Fade’s Diane Kruger, 41, and The Shape of Water’s Octavia Spencer, 47) and a few gasps (mostly to do with I, Tonya’s Margot Robbie, 27, and a severed foot — read on). These stars, together with Call Me by Your Name’s Armie Hammer, 31, and Good Time’s Robert Pattinson, 31, didn’t let the 200 people watching cramp their conversational style — they’re actors, after all — as they animated one of the most competitive awards seasons in memory with a lively back-and-forth about the craft that unites them and the kind of artists, leaders and mentors they want to be.

This is the first time THR has mixed male and female actors on the same roundtable. So what is an issue that you have always wanted to discuss with actors of the opposite sex?

MARGOT ROBBIE I normally avoid conflict at all costs. I haven’t worked with an actor whom I’ve despised, but I have worked with someone on the production side who — I didn’t appreciate the way they spoke about me in front of groups. It took me a couple of months, but I plucked up the courage and pulled him aside and said, “You’re discrediting what I do when you speak to me like that.” He was really great about it.

(Read the rest of the transcript at the source)

Photoshoots & Portraits > 2017 > Session 26 | The Hollywood Reporter Roundtable Portraits [+4]
Nicole   12.16.2017   0 Comments

DEADLINE – Margot Robbie’s LuckyChap Entertainment has closed a two-year first-look deal with Warner Bros. Television. The company already has sold its first project under the pact, drama Shattered Glass to NBC.

Created and written by Kat Blasband Page, Shattered Glass, which is not related to the journalism-themed movie of the same name, is described as House of Cards meets Revenge. It is an empowering post-feminist revenge fantasy set in the world of Wall Street in which a trio of modern women come together to shatter their respective glass ceilings, taking no prisoners along the way.

Robbie and Brett Hedblom will executive produce for LuckyChap Entertainment alongside Patti Carr who will serve as showrunner. Page is co-executive producing.

“We are so excited by this new relationship with Warner Brothers Television,” LuckyChap Principles Margot Robbie, Tom Ackerley and Josey McNamara said in a joint statement. “It has come after a great year for LuckyChap in which we have gradually been building a television slate overseen by our executive Brett Hedblom. We continue to strive to tell female stories in both Film and TV, and are immensely proud that our first two shows are created by, written by and starring women.”

The first two TV series projects for the company are Shattered Glass and recently sold half-hour comedy Dollface, created/written by Jordan Weiss and starring Kat Denning, which is set up at Hulu.

On the feature side, LuckyChap, which has a first-look deal with Warner Bros., produced the Golden Globe-nominated film I, Tonya and just wrapped production on the independent film Dreamland. The company is repped by Management 360, CAA and attorney Jeff Bernstein. (source)

Nicole   12.14.2017   0 Comments

Back on Tuesday night (December 12), Margot attended the Neon Chritmas Party, together with her I, Tonya co-stars Allison Janney and Paul Hauser. She looked beautiful in a Dolce&Gabbana festive dress.

Several photos from the event have now been added to the gallery, be sure to check them out! She looked gorgeous as usual ♥

Public Appearances > 2017 > Dec 12 | Neon Christmas Party [+28]
Nicole   12.12.2017   0 Comments

LOS ANGELES TIMES – Nominated for a Golden Globe for her performance as figure skater Tonya Harding in “I, Tonya,” Margot Robbie talks to The Times about the movie and the female-driven films of 2017.

Where are you?
I’m here in L.A., I’m at home.

Were you up this morning to watch the nominations?
No, I was asleep. I woke up to do some prep before meetings this morning and my phone was blowing up, I had like 70 messages. And I thought, oh God, has the world ended? And then I opened them and saw everyone was saying congratulations.

What do you think that people are responding to in the movie?
I don’t know, it’s not a traditional biopic, the script and the film really break the mold when it comes to what you expect to see in a film. And I think people appreciate that, it’s more refreshing and engaging that way.

There’s been an overwhelming response. We were doing a Q&A last night at the Dome, at the ArcLight, and it was completely packed and it was wild to realize that so many people were interested in our film.

Considering your role as a producer, not just as an actor, that must feel even better.
Absolutely, when you produce a film you really devote years of your life to it. The idea of putting so much time and effort into something and no one even wanting to see it would be heartbreaking, so to have so many people not only want to see it but to respond so positively towards it is just the most incredible feeling.

Why Tonya? What do you think it is about her story right now that’s connecting with people?
There are so many elements of the story and the script and our film specifically. It’s a very entertaining film, people get swept up in the ride of it, but there is also a bigger conversation there, about class in America, and the disenfranchised and media and how we consume it without question. And the idea of what a woman is supposed to be, what we’re told we have to be to fit in.

There’s just so many bigger conversations, that even when we were making it we didn’t realize would be so topical at the time. That right now it just all seems to have come to a head, both when the film comes out and with society reaching this point this year. I think it’s incredibly relevant, terrifyingly relevant, in fact, but also entertaining, which is all we want to do as filmmakers, is entertain and challenge an audience. If you can do both in the one film, then I think that’s something really special.

People have talked about there being so many strong, female driven films this year, with “I, Tonya,” “Lady Bird,” “Wonder Woman,” “Molly’s Game” and others. What does that mean to you? What do you think when you see so many of these female-driven films doing well this year?
I’m thrilled, obviously. It’s funny, I’m not surprised, because I know so many brilliant women. Not just in this industry, I mean my friends back home are doing incredible things and just proving time and time again that women are so often underestimated and overlooked.

Everyone is really letting their voices be heard this year, and I think it’s fantastic. When you see Sofia Coppola win at Cannes, and you see ‘Wonder Woman” smash the box office, it’s so encouraging for everyone who is really trying to let their voice be heard.

“I, Tonya” is directed by a man, Craig Gillespie, and many people today are talking about the fact that there weren’t any women nominated for directing. So even when it seems things are advancing, you still bump up against some kind of ceiling.
There is still a long way to go and, of course, there’s always things I think we need to work on and do better as a society, as an industry, as individuals.

But we also really need to take the time to celebrate the wonderful achievements, and I think today is a day for celebrating.

It must be exciting for you to see Allison Janney nominated as well.
It’s incredible. From the second I read this character, I thought she is going to smash it, and she did. She really did something spectacular with this character and working with her has honestly been one of the highlights of my career. (source)

Photoshoots & Portraits > 2017 > Session 24 | The Los Angeles Times Portraits [+2]
Nicole   12.11.2017   0 Comments

Margot, Allison Janney and I, Tonya have all been nominated at the 2018 Golden Globes. Check the nominations below and congrats to all the cast and crew! The ceremony will take place on January 7th 2018 and will air on the NBC.

Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
“The Disaster Artist”
“Get Out”
“The Greatest Showman”
“I, Tonya”
“Lady Bird”

Actress in a motion picture, musical or comedy
Judi Dench, “Victoria & Abdul”
Helen Mirren, “The Leisure Seeker”
Margot Robbie, “I, Tonya”
Saoirse Ronan, “Lady Bird”
Emma Stone, “Battle of the Sexes”

Supporting Actress in Any Motion Picture
Mary J. Blige, “Mudbound”
Hong Chau, “Downsizing”
Allison Janney, “I, Tonya”
Octavia Spencer, “The Shape of Water”
Laurie Metcalf, “Lady Bird”