It’s Woman Crush Wednesday! I thought I would give a little appreciation to one of my favourite ladies in film, Margot Robbie. The beautiful Aussie angel!
So, why do I love Margot Robbie? Well, not only is she absolutely stunning but she’s one of those women who is talented too. Yeah, I know right. How did that happen?!
That there was sarcasm.
Due to having a single Mum caring for her and her siblings, Margot worked hard juggling three jobs when she was just sixteen years old. She moved from the farming community in Queensland to Melbourne and started acting professionally at seventeen. Talk about being a motivated inspiration, huh?
Since then, she has starred alongside Leonardo DiCaprio, Will Smith, Viola Davis and many more. Out of eleven award nominations, she’s won a 2016 Critics’ Choice Award and an Empire Award in 2014. And that’s by the age of twenty-six. Safe to say she’s done pretty well for herself. No doubt she will continue to be a high climber in the film industry.
HEY GOOD LOOKIN’
Margot isn’t just a pretty face. She isn’t a big attention seeker or media whore.
She is quite a private person and I have a lot of respect for that. Especially in today’s culture. She even kept her marriage a secret until she released this image. But alas, she isn’t afraid to hide her beliefs of equality. For example, on Saturday Night Live, she made a statement for equal right for gay marriage in Australia.
Margot completely blew me away in the Wolf of Wall Street, which Paul and I saw in the cinema back in 2013. Our jaws dropped not only at her nakedness (“Woah, I need to get to a gym and a tan, get my hair done etc.” were my initial thoughts) but her role as Naomi stole the limelight for me. Sorry Leo. So, she was sexy but she was also an incredibly convincing New Yorker, full of emotion and intrigue. Her passion for the role was illustrated clearly from day one when she auditioned.
In my head I was like, ‘You have literally 30 seconds left in this room and if you don’t do something impressive nothing will ever come of it. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime chance, just take it.’ And so I start screaming at him and he’s yelling back at me. And he’s really scary. I can barely keep up.
And he ends it saying, ‘You should be happy to have a husband like me. Now get over here and kiss me.’ So I walk up really close to his face and then I’m like, ‘Maybe I should kiss him. When else am I ever going to get a chance to kiss Leo DiCaprio, ever?’
But another part of my brain clicks and I just go, Whack! I hit him in the face. And then I scream, ‘Fuck you!’ And that’s not in the script at all. The room just went dead silent and I froze.
After this role, I was happy to watch anything else she would star in including The Legend of Tarzan and Focus. But especially Suicide Squad. I know so many complain about her lack of feminist qualities as Harley Quinn, but I have to disagree. Margot’s rendition of Harleen Quinzel is not only sexy but badass. Qualities I have always recognised in Harley.
I love Margot. Gorgeous, quietly inspirational, hard working and a Hollywood Star that will continue to shine.
Have you watched any Margot Robbie movies? What ones were your favourite?