When it comes to beloved female actresses in Hollywood, it can be extremely difficult for fresh meat to make their way onto the scene. Actresses like Julia Roberts and Cameron Diaz have already solidified their place in Hollywood but their increasing age has allowed room for new up-and-coming actresses to help fill the void on the big screen. Yet, not all new actresses are able to get an immediate spot in the Hollywood elite, even if they’ve had more than a few successful films. A great example of this is Megan Fox since she started off as Hollywood’s new “It” girl but quickly became blackballed after some poorly chosen words comparing Michael Bay to Hitler. Many felt that she was voicing anti-Semitic statements, including the legendary filmmaker, Steven Spielberg. Nowadays, Megan Fox would be lucky to get a TV commercial, even though she was once the Transformers darling.
Another star that is quickly on the rise is Margot Robbie and many people have high hopes that she will become part of the next generation of favorite Hollywood starlets. When she first started out as an American film actress, not much was known about this Aussie beauty. However, she’s since had a series of successful roles under her belt and people are starting to learn more about her. With a string of hit films and some ultra-memorable characters, audiences have high expectations of what the future might bring. Check out our list of the 15 reasons to love Margot Robbie and see why she is worthy of being the next big thing on the silver screen.
15. Friends With Everyone, Including Prince Harry
One thing that fans are most surprised to hear about Margot Robbie is her fun-loving personality and the fact that she is able to make friends so easily. While one would expect that someone as beautiful as Robbie would be a bit standoffish, she is actually extremely open and personable to all who have met her. In December 2015, Robbie attended a housewarming party for Suki Waterhouse. The party was filled with a number of A-listers, including Prince Harry. Photos from the party were leaked to the public and it only made Robbie even more likable. Even though it was a star-studded event, Robbie was extremely toned down in her look. With tousled hair, minimal makeup and a worn out Harley-Davidson shirt, Robbie looked like she was there to have fun and celebrate with her friend, rather than try and hobnob with the elite. The most interesting part of the photos was the fact that she appeared alongside Prince Harry. They apparently became fast friends, even though she said she thought he was Ed Sheeran for quite a bit of time during the party.
14. First Proper Sex Scene Wasn’t Until The Wolf Of Wall Street
Oftentimes, an actress that is struggling to get onto the big screen has made the mistake of taking roles that exploit their sexuality and have an excessive amount of nudity. There are a number of A-list celebrities that have a myriad of embarrassing B-flick films from early on in their careers. Because a struggling actress doesn’t always have the best choices in roles, they can tend to take roles just for the paycheck or to add a credit to their resume. In the case of Margot Robbie, she saved her first real nude and sex scene for her role in The Wolf of Wall Street. While she definitely didn’t hold back in the film, she made the right decision in choosing her first proper sex scene to be a Martin Scorsese film. In a 2016 issue of Vanity Fair, Robbie opened up about how she waited until this Scorsese film before ever partaking in a true nude or sex scene. In the interview, she stated, “I’d done scenes where it’s leading into sex or sex has just finished, but I hadn’t done a start-to-finish sex scene like I did in Wolf. That was my first.”
13. Knows How To Dispel Rumors
Will Smith and his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, have fought off divorce rumors for years and have always maintained that their marriage is stronger than ever. However, because Margot Robbie has starred alongside Will Smith in films where they got a little close, rumors also began swirling that perhaps he was cheating on his wife with the blonde beauty. In one case, photos of Robbie and Smith were released in a tabloid, making it appear as though the two were getting far too friendly onset. Yet, Robbie knew just how to shut this rumor down before it ever gained any sort of validity. First of all, Robbie’s behavior onset has never appeared secretive, which has allowed for cast and crew members to come out in her defense at every turn. In the case of the tabloid photos, insiders immediately went to People magazine and gave a statement saying, “The photo booth was on set. The whole cast and crew were there and everyone was sharing all the photos being taken. They are just friends and were just being silly.” On top of the reports from those that were there, Robbie made sure to turn to Twitter and state, “Been working non-stop, just catching my breath. There’s absolutely no truth to the ridiculous rumor.”
12. Above And Beyond For Film Auditions
Oftentimes, when an actor has achieved critical acclaim in their careers, they tend to feel that they no longer need to audition for a prospective role. If they are being considered one of the hottest actors in Hollywood and get a call about a movie role, there are some that would feel offended about being asked to audition. Yet, that isn’t the case for Margot Robbie. She had received critical acclaim for her ultra-provocative role in the 2013 hit film, The Wolf of Wall Street, but then was told about an audition for the 2015 film, Focus. At the time she heard about the audition, she was on a backpacking vacation with her brother on an island off of Croatia. In a 2015 interview with Entertainment Weekly, Robbie spoke about that nerve-racking 24-hour period to get her to the audition. The trip took multiple stops and airports and her final flight to New York had a lost luggage situation. In the interview, she talked about her arrival to the audition and stated, “My shoes are wet, my denim shorts are damp, I’ve got no makeup, no clothes, and I’d calculated that in the last 50-something hours I had six hours sleep in total, and I walk into the audition and it turns out Will was running late.”
11. Stands With Refugees
While other celebrities are using their social media sites to get into Twitter feuds or post nude photos, Margot Robbie has chosen a different path for her feed. She has taken the time out to bring awareness to the plight of refugees and has encouraged her followers to sign petitions and donate to UNICEF. On top of posting links to donation sites for helping refugees, she’s also posted encouraging messages to use her celebrity status to create more awareness. In one post, she tweeted, “Refugees are not ‘other.’ They are you and me. Stand #WithRefugees. Pls sign the petition.” It isn’t a new concept for a celebrity to use their fame status to release their own political message. However, Robbie isn’t preaching about change in leadership or encouraging her followers to “bomb the White House.” Instead, she chooses to use her celebrity status to encourage her followers to help in a peaceful way like donating to organizations or signing petitions for change.
10. Advocate For Elephants
In the 2016 film, The Legend of Tarzan, Margot Robbie starred as the legendary character, Jane Porter. The film was a major blockbuster hit and starred Alexander Skarsgård as the leading male in the role of Tarzan. While there was a great deal of attention on the film because of the star-studded cast of characters, Robbie chose to promote more than just her scantily-clad moments onscreen when getting the word out about her upcoming release. Warner Bros. Pictures teamed up with the NGO Stop Ivory organization to bring awareness to the plight of African elephants. Margot personally campaigned for this cause and even taped a Public Service Announcement with her costar. One of the campaigns involved an encouragement to retweet a PSA and then Warner Bros. Pictures would donate $2 for every retweet. The funds went to Stop Ivory for the elephant protection initiative and Robbie made sure to retweet and encourage her followers to do the same.
9. Humble TV Roots
When Margot Robbie appeared in the 2013 Martin Scorsese film, The Wolf of Wall Street, there were a number of people in the audience that thought she was a beautiful blonde actress that seemingly came out of nowhere. With a face like that and a body like that, Robbie would have definitely been remembered if she had been in anything else. However, Robbie had actually been in a number of films prior to her role as Naomi Lapaglia. Her career actually began with far more humble beginnings since she had appeared on the Australian soap opera, Neighbours. With the series dating back to 1985, Neighbours is pretty much the Australian equivalent to the American soap opera, Days of Our Lives. This only makes Robbie even more appealing because she’s not an actress that was shot into superstardom based on one lucky pick by a famed director. Instead, she is an actress that has put in her dues and is finally starting to get the recognition she deserves.
8. Up For The Task
It can be a daunting task to portray a comic book character on the big screen, especially since the fans can be brutal in their opinions. While some actors have been heralded for their portrayals of certain comic book characters, others were deeply criticized and it even hurt their brand. George Clooney may be one of Hollywood’s elite but he sure took some flack about his portrayal as Batman and Halle Berry may have looked pretty hot in her Catwoman suit but she got hammered by the critics. Yet, when Margot Robbie was being considered for the role of Harley Quinn in the 2016 film, Suicide Squad, she went all in to make her character as authentic as possible. While other actresses might worry that they would hurt their brand by playing such a delusional character with off-the-wall makeup, Robbie embraced the character’s psychotic side and made sure to leave all her former character portrayals by the wayside.
7. Rooting For A Harley Quinn Spin-Off
There is no doubt about it that the true breakout star in Suicide Squad was the Harley Quinn character portrayed by Margot Robbie. Fans actually rooted for the bad guy due to her character and the following Halloween holiday was filled with a plethora of girls dressed as her version of Harley Quinn. The release of the film caused millions of people to start hoping and wishing for a Harley Quinn spin-off film. Instead of taking the stance of “been there, done that,” Robbie has been a huge champion for partaking in a spin-off film based solely on Harley Quinn. In an interview with HelloGiggles, Robbie spoke about all the different costume considerations for when the Harley Quinn character was being developed. She said that she tried on numerous different ensembles before they settled on the outfit seen in the film. She then stated, “I really love where we ended up. And who knows, maybe in the sequels we’ll go with the court jester one. I think there’s a world of possibilities.”
6. Same Insecurities As Everyone Else
For a woman that appeared completely nude in The Wolf of Wall Street, you’d think that she’d have the confidence of Wonder Woman when it comes to her physique. Yet, it turns out that she is just like the rest of the world when it comes to little body insecurities. In an interview with the New York Times, Robbie addressed the skimpy bottom piece she wore throughout the majority of the film. The interview, she stated, “[Harley is] wearing hot pants because they’re sparkly and fun, not because she wanted guys to look at her ass. As Margot, no, I don’t like wearing that. I’m eating burgers at lunchtime, and then you go do a scene where you’re hosed down and soaking wet in a white T-shirt, it’s so clingy and you’re self-conscious about it.” Every woman knows what it is to have the look of a “food baby” after finishing a particularly delicious meal and this only makes Margot Robbie even more relatable to her fans.
5. Refused To Lose Weight For A Role
It isn’t a new concept for film executives to ask their actresses to go on a particular diet or to lose weight for a film role. In fact, that is actually considered quite common in Hollywood. When Margot Robbie was cast in the 2016 film, The Legend of Tarzan, it was reported that the film executives expected her to undergo a strict diet for her role as Jane Porter. To be fair, Alexander Skarsgård was also asked to shape up his physique for the role of Tarzan but presumably, he was asked to do so since he would be shirtless for the majority of the film. In the case of Robbie, she gave an interview with Australia’s TV Week and said that she flat out refused to lose weight for the character. She said she convinced the film executives by saying, “It’s the 19th century (in the film) – if she’s got a bit of weight on her, it’s probably a good thing. I’m not going to look thin just for the sake of it.”
4. She Travels With Enthusiasm
It’s already been established that Margot Robbie isn’t just taking the easy sort of vacations that involve hanging out poolside or lounging around the lobby. She took a backpacking vacation off an island of Croatia and enjoyed swimming and adventures that involved being completely free from her electronics. Yet, that isn’t the only type of adventure-seeking that Robbie is known for when she vacations. While filming The Legend of Tarzan, Robbie was asked to lose weight for the role but refused to do so. In an interview with Australia’s TV Week, she reportedly said that the reason why she was so adamant about not wanting to adhere to the strict diet was because, “It was my first time in London properly and I wanted to try every pub.” True to form, the paparazzi caught Robbie enjoying a few beers at a London pub and this is just another reason why Robbie is beloved by fans.
3. Not Over-The-Top With The Ring
Typically, when a celebrity gets engaged, there is a huge workup over the ring, venue and ultimate nuptials. In fact, celebrities have been known to post photos of their engagement rings on their social media sites and gush over how much they’re in love with their new piece of giant jewelry. Yet, Margot Robbie isn’t like other celebrities in that way and made sure to keep everything closely guarded regarding the engagement to Tom Ackerley. She even managed to keep the entire wedding a secret event and never allowed the media frenzy to occur. At the 2017 Marie Claire’s Image Maker Awards, Robbie finally gave the world a view of her engagement ring and it was quite surprising at how simple it was in comparison to some other celebrity rings. With a few accent diamonds on a simple gold band and a pear-shaped center stone, this isn’t the ring that is the typical over-the-top celebrity engagement piece. This is just a simple and classic ring, worn by a woman in love.
2. She Drinks Beer
Typically, celebrities go to extreme lengths to keep their bodies in the utmost health and fitness. Celebrity diets are constantly published in magazines, from vegan recipes to the latest celebrity food trends. Yet, Margot Robbie doesn’t seem to be bothered by all the same food and drink limitations commonly found in the celebrity world. When she was photographed in London frequenting a number of pubs while filming The Legend of Tarzan, she quickly gained a reputation for being a celebrity that indulges in the occasional beer. This isn’t exactly the stereotypical drink for a blonde beauty in Hollywood but she has embraced her beer-loving ways and even showcased her enthusiasm for the drink on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. During the segment, Flip Cup, she showed true talent by flipping each cup over and gulping down the six cups of beer with ease. While Jimmy looked a tad worried, Robbie looked like it wasn’t her first rodeo and appeared to be truly enjoying each red cup.
1. Isn’t Afraid To Appear Ugly On Film
When Charlize Theron transformed her stellar looks to appear in the film, Monster, audiences were amazed at how the beautiful actress could appear so ugly on the big screen. The risk paid off because Theron ultimately won an Oscar for her role as Aileen Wuornos. Not every actress would take that same gamble, especially if it could cause audiences to change their perception of their looks on film. Yet, Margot Robbie has agreed to take on the role of Tonya Harding in the biopic film, I, Tonya. It was difficult for people to fathom how Robbie would be able to convince the audience that she could be Tonya Harding, especially since their looks were on opposite ends of the spectrum. Yet, photos of Robbie while filming have been released and expectations are much higher about this true story being told on screen. From the spiral-curled hair to the ‘90s bangs and wardrobe, Robbie even wore padding underneath her clothing to make her appear more physically similar to Harding. The resemblance is uncanny and fans are respecting Robbie even more for her devotion to her craft.