Margot Robbie as Niomo Lapaglia in ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’
In the world of Hollywood, where appearance and talent collide, one name shines brightly, “Margot Robbie”. Robbie has captured viewers worldwide with her distinctive combination of charm, flexibility, and unrelenting determination, solidifying herself as one of the most famous actors of her time. Her impeccable performances, as well as her elegance and abilities to embody the characters she portrays, makes her significant to the film and television industry. Here are some interesting facts about Margot Robbie.
Coming from the sun-kissed seashores of Australia, she embarked on a path towards her success. Her friends and family call her “Maggot”. Maggot was born on July 2, 1990 in Dalby, Queensland, Australia. She grew up on their farm and there, her passion for acting blossomed. Robbie’s journey to stardom is also as interesting as the roles she portrays on the screen.
Margot as an actress
She started her acting career in 2008 on a television series, “Neighbours”. In her career, Robbie is an Australian actress who made notable contributions and impact in penetrating Hollywood with her versatility as an actress, talents and extraordinary performances her career in acting quickly established as one of the most sought-after actresses. Eventually, she was named as one of the 100 most influential people in 2017.
In her acting stunt for her role as Niomo Lapaglia in “The Wolf of Wall Street” in 2013, she gained recognition from award giving bodies. In that movie, her controversial nude scene was from Robbie herself and said that she took three shots of tequila before doing it. Going beyond her talents in acting, Robbie embodies an aura of elegance.
Alleged age lying
In an article by The Sydney Morning Herald in 2008, her age was listed at 23; however, it does not add up to her 1990 birthday. Eventually, Robbie cleared things out about the rumor of age lying and in 2015, she told Elle, “People seem outraged that I’m 24, people think I’m older.” HuffPost also backed up the statement of Robbie in 2016.
Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn in ‘Birds of Prey’
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Many people know Robbie for her iconic role as Harley Quinn, she plays a supervillain who is also the love interest of Joker. She first appear as Harley in 2016 with the film “Suicide Squad” and eventually got her own movie with “Birds of Prey” in 2020. She also apeared in “The Suicide Squad” in 2021. According to varietyRobbie said, “Harley has this unpredictable nature that means she could react in any way to any situation, which as an actor is just a gift.” Whether she portrays a femme fatale or a lovable misfit, Robbie’s dedication and passion shine through, ensuring that each character she embodies becomes a memorable work of art.
In her acting career, Margot used to love giving tattoos to people she works with. With her tattoo gun, she revealed that she enjoys giving her friends and co-stars small tattoos on set. However, she decided to stop giving one after drunkenly toasting a friend at a bachelorette party.
Robbie gained critical recognition and an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress for her depiction of disgraced figure skater Tonya Harding in the movie I, Tonya (2017). In 2018, this praise followed with her role as Queen Elizabeth I in the drama “Mary Queen of Scots”, she then played as Sharon Tate in the comedy-drama “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” in 2019, and in the same year as fictitious Fox News staffer in the drama “Bombshell”. With her acting abilities, She garnered British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Award nods for all three films, as well as an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her portrayals.
Margot Robbie at BAFTA Awards (Photo by James Veysey)
In the world of Hollywood, misogyny and social media pressure occurs. That gave Robbie an avenue to champion storytellers and creators with female-focused contents with her company LuckyChap Entertainment. With her platform, Robbie used it to empower aspiring artists into chasing their aspirations without limitations. One of the most famous films from her company is Promising Young Women with Carey Mulligan directed by Emerald Fennell and produced by Robbie herself.
Robbie as an advocate
Robbie has undeniable talent and a great platform and her commitment to using these to create positive changes is commendable. In 2022, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported that 15 percent of the world’s population has a disability. In 2021, Robbie worked with Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway in the same year, she got the RAD Impact Award, which celebrates those who make a difference. The reward is subsequently distributed to the recipient’s preferred charity. Robbie picked Youngcare, an Australian charity that assists persons with impairments with supportive and independent living.
Margot Robbie plays the role of the iconic character ‘Barbie’
The much-anticipated “Barbie” film starring Greta Gerwig and Robbie is nearly here. The comedy, based on the famous Mattel doll and set to hit cinemas on July 19 in the Philippines, stars Robbie as a variation of the title character dubbed Stereotypical Barbie. However, did you know that three other actresses signed on to portray Barbie until Margot came in? Amy Schumer was cast in the part in 2016, but she left a year later since she believes the film is “not feminist enough.” In 2017, Anne Hathaway had been lined up as her replacement, however it was not announced to the media, and the project was pushed and given the part to Gal Gadot, who declined due to schedule issues. Presently, Robbie is Barbie. The film will follow Stereotypical Barbie as she goes through a full-fledged existential crisis and begins on a journey of self-discovery. Her boyfriend Ken, played by Ryan Gosling, is also there for the trip. This film is directed by Greta Gerwig who is famously known for her stories “Ladybirds” and “Little Women”.
Robbie goes beyond being an actress, she is a star that shouts on the scream. She established her career in the world and industry of film and television with her distinctive mixture of charm, beauty, talent and commitment. As we look forward to her upcoming projects, one thing remains certain: Robbie continues to shine over time, illuminating her glow upon the silver screen for years to come. (Mondrein Mikolei Lizarte/OJT/University of Santo Tomas)