Not since the emergence of the Hemsworth brothers have international audiences become so obsessed with an Australian export.
Margot Robbie was always a star in her own right in her native Australia, and it wasn’t long after arriving in the US that the talented actor started making waves, most notably at her final audition for Martin Scorsese’s Wolf of Wall Street. You will of heard about the slap that won Robbie the admiration of her eventual co-star Leonardo Dicaprio, who asked her to “do it again.”
In someone else’s hands, Naomi would have been just another long suffering wife in a Scorsese flick, but Robbie gave the character a little something extra. She was fierce, captivating and impossible to look away from (much like Lorraine Bracco in Scorsese’s Goodfellas). Robbie made damn sure that Naomi was more than set dressing, and the world took notice.
While Naomi wasn’t a big enough role to win Robbie major award consideration, it was enough to turn her into the biggest star since Jennifer Lawrence (Hollywood has a quick turnaround when it comes to actor of the moment). But somehow we think this one is going to stick.
Since Wolf, Robbie has shown her serious dramatic acting chops in Z for Zachariah, her comedic skills in Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, and is soon to be the stand out performer in David Ayer’s Suicide Squad. Early reactions to the film have named Harley Quinn as the most enjoyable character, with her all-consuming transformation having been teased significantly in the various trailers.
Her work really does speak for itself, and I have no doubt that Robbie is going to be around for a long time to come.