Margot Robbie on Being a Harry Potter Nerd and Not Taking Jared Leto’s Scent Suggestions
While Vanity Fair may find Margot Robbie “too fresh to be pegged,” she’s pretty willing to do it herself — at least when it comes to Harry Potter. “I manipulated the answers,” she said, when I ask the admitted Potter nerd (on Jimmy Kimmel, she showed a photo of herself at 13 with glasses, braces, and holding a cup of tea and a Harry Potter book), whether she’s ever taken a Sorting Hat quiz. During a press day from London as the new face of deep Euphoria Calvin Klein, I forgot to ask Robbie what her patronus would be, but I did find out where she thinks the Sorting Hat would place her, the weird smell Jared Leto thought the Joker would have, and her thoughts on not putting down other women.
Did you play a specific character in the deep Euphoria shoot?
That was the tricky part. With any kind of photo shoot or campaign, they want to see you be yourself, but what I do at work is to play someone else. Photo shoots are terrifying. Photographers are like, “Just show me you!” and I’m like, “Oh, me? I wouldn’t be doing this. I wouldn’t be sprawled out on a couch like this. I would be in a tracksuit.”
But Francis Lawrence, a film director, did the campaign, so it was so much easier for me to sit down with him and say, “Okay, so here’s the concept. This is where you are. This is what you’re thinking.” We’re blurring the lines between fantasy and reality so you can associate things with your own experiences and you can kind of fabricate the world you’re in at the same time.
What was your first scent memory?
I remember being a kid and seeing my mom’s perfumes lined up on the bathroom bench. I was definitely aware that only older women — grown-up women — wore perfume. I was so thrilled at the idea that I was going to be grown up and be able to wear perfume, too. Whenever I smell my mum, I feel like a little kid again.
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Margot Robbie Signs First-Look Deal With Warner Bros. (Exclusive)
The Aussie actress already has two projects set at the studio, including a spinoff for her ‘Suicide Squad’ character Harley Quinn.
Margot Robbie is setting down roots at Warner Bros.
The Aussie actress is signing a first-look deal with the studio behind her summer Suicide Squad to develop and produce feature films through her LuckyChap Entertainment banner.
Producing and developing with Robbie will be her LuckyChap colleagues Tom Ackerley, Josey McNamara and Sophia Kerr.
Robbie, whose breakout performance came in Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street, is only 26 years old but has quickly grasped control of her career in a way few actors, especially female actors, do, steadily wading into the world of producing.
Robbie and LuckyChap are in postproduction on their first movie as producers, the upcoming neo noir thriller Terminal. LuckyChap also is developing and producing a Tonya Harding biopic, I, Tonya, where the actress will play the disgraced figure skater, and is developing an adaptation of Bad Monkeys, a novel by Matt Ruff, along with Bluegrass Films’ Scott Stuber and Dylan Clark for Universal Pictures.
Warner Bros. has built a relationship with the actress, who starred in Focus and The Legend of Tarzan for the studio before becoming one of the key factors as to why Suicide Squad grossed over $700 million worldwide.
The actress already has two projects set at Warners: a Suicide Squad spinoff for her character Harley Quinn (as well as other DC heroines) that she will executive produce and an adaptation of Dean N. Jensen’s Queen of the Air to which she is attached to star.
The first-look deal underlines Warner Bros.’ renewed focus on female-driven storytelling and comes after some notables moves from the Burbank-based studio.
It created the Warner Bros. Emerging Film Directors Workshop earlier this year as a program to increase female voices, among other under-represented sectors, which was spearheaded by the studio’s president, creative development and worldwide production Greg Silverman.
Warners has Wonder Woman, based on DC’s iconic female superhero, coming out next year and was firm in its commitment to find a female director for that movie. And it is prepping Ocean’s Ocho, a female-centric take on Ocean’s 11 that will feature an A-list female ensemble.
Robbie is repped by CAA, Management 360 and attorney Jeff Bernstein of Jackoway Tyerman.
I’ve added some missing scans and photoshoots featuring Margot. I will add more soon! Check out the stunning photos in the gallery.
It has been a fantastic year for Margot fans! With Tarzan and Suicide Squad, Margot has been busy and attended many events. I’ve updated the gallery with 1000+ appearance photos (that were missing) from this year. Stay tuned for more additions to the gallery.
The actress and new face of Calvin Klein calls in from work.
2:00 P.M. I don’t have a daily routine per se. It’s dictated by whatever job I’m working on, and at the moment I’m in Budapest filming an indie movie called Terminal. I’m the lead character and also a producer, so it’s very busy. We’re doing night shoots, which I’m so happy about because I hate waking up early in the morning. These days I get up mid-afternoon and have what I call green stuff. I don’t know the name of it, but it’s an immune-boosting powder that you mix in with a bit of juice. My mom used to make me take it if I was getting sick, but now when I’m doing jobs I take it every day. If you get sick, you know, people can’t film. It tastes disgusting, but it’s good for you. After drinking that, I take a quick shower. I use Dr. Lancer’s cleanser. When I get out, I dab on some La Prairie eye cream. There’s a dermatologist in Australia who has a skin-care line called Bloc Cosmetics; I like the day-night moisturizer. So that’s my beauty regime. Then I make a quick cup of tea, grab all my stuff, and go. I bring Dilmah tea with me everywhere, and when I’m in England I drink PG Tips. Whenever someone makes me a cup of tea, I’m like, “Imagine you’re making it for a small child—really milky and sweet.” I probably drink at least 10 teas a day. In our family, a cup of tea is the answer to everything. When you walk in, you get offered a cup of tea. If something goes wrong, someone will be like, “I’ll make you a cup of tea.” If something good happens, they will be like, “Great! We’ll make you a cup of tea.”
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