Australian born actress Margot Robbie was launched to fame with her role as Naomi Lapaglia in The Wolf of Wall Street, a role which had her cast opposite Leonardo DiCaprio, and while Margot recognizes that the film gave her some much needed exposure as an actress, Robbie also says that she’s concerned about being typecast in similar roles. In a recent interview, Ms. Robbie explained that she was concerned that her looks might end up getting her typecast in roles which are only established to support the male characters.
Suicide Squad Star Margot Robbie Wants Meatier Roles
Margot says that being typecast as the blonde bimbo is a genuine concern and she’s making sure to let her feelings known now before it’s too late. While she exhibited a raw sensuality in The Wolf of Wall Street and played up the beautiful trophy wife to perfection, starring opposite DiCaprio, there was also substance to her character. Naomi Lapaglia wasn’t the “don’t ask, don’t tell” kind of wife usually seen in such films and she took charge more than once in defiance of DiCaprio’s character. It was that part of the character’s personality that Robbie found so compelling.
“I want to keep looking for roles where the main interest will be in the character and her importance in driving a story forward, rather than her relationship with a male character,” Ms. Robbie said. “Films like The Wolf of Wall Street and Focus gave me a chance to play charismatic and clever women, even though they do have a glamorous side.”
One of Margot’s more recent films, this year’s Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, cast her alongside Tina Fey and Robbie confesses to having felt more than a little intimidated, when she was first thrown in the mix with the comedic genius. The actress describes meeting Fey in much the same way that their characters meet on film, but Ms. Robbie is quick to add that Fey made her feel comfortable and welcome from the very beginning. She describes Tina as a wonderful person, very friendly and giving.
Ms. Robbie has distanced herself from the typical bombshell that much more when she took on the role of Harley Quinn in David Ayer’s Suicide Squad. This will be the first time Harley Quinn will be seen on the big screen, so, in addition to playing a compelling character, Robbie recognizes that she has a responsibility to Harley Quinn comic book fans.
“It’s big shoes to fill for sure; it’s always intimidating to take on a role that you know could make people so unhappy or on the other hand could make them extremely happy,” says Margot of her Suicide Squad role.
Margot Robbie Will Use Her Pretty Face To Campaign For Calvin Klein
Margot Robbie made an appearance at New York’s annual Meta Gala last week dressed in a Calvin Klein gown, and when discussions turned toward her attire, Robbie hinted that it wouldn’t be the last time she would be modeling products for Calvin Klein. Only a few days later, Margot was named as the new face in an upcoming ad campaign for Calvin Klein’s Deep Euphoria perfume.
“Her [Robbie’s] beauty and talent is an expression of the incredible legacy of women who have been captured in Calvin Klein campaigns over the years,” Melisa Goldie, chief marketing officer of Calvin Klein Inc., said in a statement.
The Suicide Squad actress will surely do for Calvin Klein as much in bringing attention to their perfume brand as she has done to make Harley Quinn the most talked about character in the Suicide Squad feature film. Robbie has everything well in hand, as far as establishing herself as a prolific and determined Hollywood A-lister, so more compelling roles are surely on their way.
Suicide Squad is scheduled to hit theaters on August 5.
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