20 Great Reasons to Fall More in Love with Margot Robbie
by Jennifer Lafferty
Whether she’s playing a courageous Jane in The Legend of Tarzan or a kick-ass anti-hero in Suicide Squad, Margot Robbie is up to the task, and here’s why.
She Has Poise
Her graceful and dignified bearing gives Robbie a natural poise, which impresses moviegoers and helps her to be taken more seriously as an actress.
She Took America By Storm
Margot Robbie’s career took off seemingly overnight. After acting for a few years in her native Australia and on the short-lived TV series Pan Am, she caught fire with 2013’s The Wolf of Wall Street, and is approaching major stardom.
She Has Depth
Although Robbie can play a manipulative sex kitten when the occasion calls for it, her own personality couldn’t be more different. As filmmaker David Yates says: “There’s something very true about her.”
She’s Mastered the Trapeze
She can be surprisingly daring, such as the time she earned her “trapeze certificate”, at age eight when she attended circus school. The skill must come in handy when she does her own stunts in action films.
She Takes Risks
Robbie seems to be fearless in many ways, even when it comes to risks in her career, like playing the gold-digging ball-buster Naomi in The Wolf of Wall Street. Her memorable performance paid off, big time.
She’s Has Modern Sex Appeal
Margot Robbie’s sex appeal is obvious, but her brand of sexy is a modern blend of sensuality, boldness, confidence, and femininity that’s truly irresistible.
She’s a Rap Music Enthusiast
Below that polished, refined exterior is a rap enthusiast who recited a “rather filthy Lil Wayne song” during an interview for Elle last year.
She Doesn’t Take Herself Too Seriously
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot co-star Tina Fey was impressed at how “She doesn’t take herself too seriously.” Fey credits Robbie’s soap opera background, saying that soap actors “usually make a choice and don’t overthink it.”
She Has a Pet Rat
Margot Robbie totally debunked the theory that all females are terrified of rodents when she took home a rat from the Suicide Squad set. A responsible pet parent, she feeds Rat Rat organic berries from Whole Foods.
She’s a Nature Enthusiast
Clearly drawn to outdoor adventure, Robbie told Hello! “I’m happiest when I’m surfing or out on the farm hunting wild pigs, building cubbies out in the paddocks or riding around on motorbikes.”
She’s a Member of Greenpeace
Margot Robbie takes an interest in important issues, trying to help make the world a better place as a proud member of Greenpeace.
She Can Deal with Media Scrutiny
With her strength and pragmatism Robbie handles media scrutiny like a pro, saying: “I can deal with that – if you want to be an actor you have got to deal with that kind of stuff and I can.”
She’s a Red Carpet Stunner
While she prefers t-shirts and shorts, Margot Robbie knows how to wow on the red carpet with powerful statement gowns by designers like Oscar de le Renta, Armani and Tom Ford.
She Has Real Acting Chops
Serious about her craft, she studied acting for two years and went on to earn critical acclaim for her role as Naomi in The Wolf of Wall Street. Robbie continues to impress critics and audiences alike, successfully portraying a wide range of characters.
She’s a Hockey Lover
She’s a big hockey fan and loves cheering on her favorite team, the New York Rangers. What’s even more surprising is that the blonde bombshell is also on a hockey team, playing right-wing.
It’s hard to believe Robbie ever had to hustle for work, but she determinedly chased opportunities early in her career, persistently going after a role on the soap Neighbours, which made her famous in Australia.
She Has Her Own Production Company
The actress has taken charge of her career by forming a production company, LuckyChap Entertainment, to develop her own projects. Robbie’s partners are filmmaker boyfriend, Tom Ackerley, friend/personal assistant Sophia Kerr, and another friend, Josey McNamara.
See Gives Us Serious Hollywood Nostalgia
For all her modern charm, there is also something about Robbie that reminds us of classic movie icons. The late filmmaker Jerry Weintraub compared her to one of the all-time greatest stars, Audrey Hepburn.
She Makes a Kick Ass a Villain
She truly shines while portraying DC supervillain Harley Quinn in the film Suicide Squad, holding her own alongside Jared Leto’s Joker. Robbie is fierce, funny and outrageous as the colorful anti-hero.
She Plays a Lot of Strong Women
Recognizing her confident and dynamic onscreen presence, filmmakers have cast Margot Robbie as strong women in numerous films including: Whiskey Tango Foxtrot; Focus; The Legend of Tarzan and Suicide Squad.