Margot graces the December issue of Vogue Australia. Check out the beautiful cover and some outtakes in the gallery. Scans will be added soon!
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VOGUE AUSTRALIA – Margot Robbie opens the door to an enormous hacienda-style mansion in Albuquerque, New Mexico, a door lined with Halloween pumpkins of varying sizes and hilarity. “Hi, I’m Margot!” she offers with a huge grin. Suddenly a scruffy little black rescue dog the size of a feather duster leaps out, spinning in circles, and Robbie’s smile turns to a frown of panic: “Oh, be careful, he might pee on you!” The pooch, named Boo Radley, jumps up and begins standing on two legs with such panache that you forget he is actually a four-legged animal.
It is a comical moment akin to a scene out of a Woody Allen comedy that morphs into Entourage: the bombshell movie star – dressed off-duty in dark denim overalls, a striped red-and-blue T-shirt and white hotel slippers – and her excitable canine named after one of literature’s most famous characters, holding court in the middle of the desert. The rest of the home’s residents, who come and go over the next two hours, make up the supporting cast: there is Josey McNamara, the friend and business partner who appears from another room halfway through the interview, Sophia Kerr, the childhood bestie who doubles as an assistant and pops in from behind a stairwell, and Tom Ackerley, the handsome, laconic husband who wanders into the kitchen from the gym. Only this is Robbie’s real life, these are her real friends, and this is more than just a movie.
Robbie, 27, encompasses everything you want from a leading lady: she is funny and feisty, a femme fatale with looks to die for and a business-savvy, brilliant attitude to boot. She talks feminism and being a female role model as easily as discussing her favourite fashions while simultaneously crunching movie budget numbers like a seasoned accountant. Her favourite term “100 per cent” slips into conversation as easily as her other typical twentysomething saying, “like”; and her face lights up at the sight of her husband as much as it does when she discusses her absolute love for making movies. Family and friends are obviously her primary passions, with films coming in a very close second.
It has been 10 years since Robbie burst onto our TV screens in Neighbours before making the leap to Hollywood with a life-changing, scene-stealing turn in The Wolf of Wall Street in 2013. Since then her movie repertoire has run the gamut from indie films (Suite Française, Z For Zachariah) to comedies (Focus, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot) to blockbusters (The Legend of Tarzan, Suicide Squad). In the coming months, she will appear in the period dramas Mary, Queen of Scots (in which she plays Queen Elizabeth I with a receding hairline and scarred skin) and Goodbye, Christopher Robin, in which she portrays Winnie-the-Pooh author AA Milne’s socialite wife Daphne with perfectly British aplomb. And while her star continues to rise, Robbie, not one to just sit back and enjoy the trimmings of Hollywood success, is now venturing further and stepping up into her newest role: that of producer and self-described president of her own production company. She is taking control of her own destiny from behind the scenes, where she wants to be a female role model by example, in charge of producing female-driven content.
“I already work with a ton of female writers who are brilliant, and I want to work with female directors,” she says. “I really want to work with actresses my own age. I’m trying so hard to get projects up and running with an ensemble of young female characters, because that’s my life, my group of girls, we’re a gang and we roll together and I’m like: ‘Why is that not reflected in film?’” She adds that a matured sense of confidence from several years honing the machinations of Hollywood has propelled her to take on producing. “I feel like I’ve been in the business long enough now watching other people make those decisions. I’ve had enough experiences to have more of an opinion like: ‘Actually, I wouldn’t have done it like that, or I think they should have done something different right now.’ So now I get to be one of those people who say: “Hey, maybe we should do it a little differently.” It’s nice to have that opportunity. It’s enormously satisfying to build something and to be part of something and to take control of my career.”
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