The Rise Of Margot Robbie

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Margot Robbie alongside fellow Suicide Squad star Jared Leto. Photo taken by Gage Skidmore. https://www.flickr.com/photos/gageskidmore/28601016915

Margot Robbie – a name now synonymous with the successful creation of the DC Universe, and on everyone’s lips as one of the sexiest women in Hollywood, Margot has well and truly made a mark. Arguably one of this years top stars, with leading roles in both Tarzan and Suicide Squad, forgetting Margot Robbie’s name is becoming impossible.

And that’s a good thing!

“Forgetting Margot Robbie’s name is becoming impossible.” 

But Margot has not always been the success story she is today.

Coming from humble beginnings in a farming family spearheaded by her single mother in Queensland, Australia. She worked three jobs simultaneously at the age of sixteen to make ends meet, whilst studying drama at Somerset college. After graduating with high grades she moved to Melbourne at the age of seventeen to pursue her passion for acting professionally.

“She worked three jobs simultaneously at the age of sixteen to make ends meet.” 

Her career took off in 2007 when she landed the starring role in I.C.U, she auditioned for the part without an agent but the director was so impressed with her performance that he chose her to play the part unrepresented.

She then went on to appear as a guest role in soap giant Neighbours in 2008, but was soon promoted to full-time cast member playing Donna Freedman. In 2009 Margot became an ambassador for missing persons and gained a Logie Award for Most Popular New Female Talent.

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Suicide Squad official movie poster. By Warner Bros. (http://www.filmaffinity.com/es/film592391.html) [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons

She left Neighbours after three years of exciting story-lines, to pursue an acting career in Hollywood. After appearing in many productions from 2009 – 2012 her big break came when she was cast as Jordan Belfort’s wife Naomi in Biopic masterpiece, The Wolf Of Wall Street. Critics and audiences alike praised Robbie’s performance and the movie became director, Martin Scorsese’s highest grossing film to date.

With the creation of the DC Cinematic Universe with the release of Man Of Steel, people from around the world were waiting with baited breath for news of more DC cinematic releases, and fans weren’t disappointed when Batman V Superman graced screens in March 2016.

“DC’s biggest and baddest villains in a spectacular story of manipulation and madness.” 

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Margot Robbie’s portrayal of Harley Quinn received backlash on announcement for the updated costume that took the character away from her traditions. Image by WWESlashrocker54. http://wweslashrocker54.deviantart.com/art/Suicide-Squad-Poster-627667358

Suicide Squad was announced in August 2015 and had comic book fans raving in excitement to see the film that would bring together a motley crew of DC’s biggest and baddest villains in a spectacular story of manipulation and madness. Margot Robbie was to be Harley Quinn, which at first caused some controversy. Harley Quinn (traditionally) has always been a black and red vixen in a skintight bodysuit; but when the first images of Margot’s Harley were released to the public her colours had changed to blue and pink, and she had a much more modern look with her hot pants and white boots.

Margot is now receiving heavy praise for her portrayal of Harley Quinn despite the worries of fans all over about the change in her appearance. Margot is the first actress to play Harley Queen in a live action film, and she is set to continue the role into the rumoured ‘Birds Of Prey’ movie about the DC females in which she will star.

Whether you love or hate Margot Robbie, she’s sure to be on the big screen many times in the future, whether as a psycho sociopath or not, and she’s sure to thrill more audiences as her career progresses even further.

“The rumoured ‘Birds Of Prey’ movie about the DC females in which she (Margot Robbie)  will star.”

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Harley Quinn brandishing her ‘GoodNight’ baseball bat – one of her signature weapons, along with a mallet, and a love/hate .44 Image by Buddha Jones on Vimeo. https://vimeo.com/175760795

 

 

 

 

 

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