Suicide Squad star Margot Robbie reveals her worst audition
Margot Robbie admitted that she was always terrified of auditions and once found herself in such a fit that she found herself “out of her head” on a powerful prescription drug.
The Hollywood star spoke about her “terrible” hearing test in an interview with The sun, revealing that auditions still “terrify” her.
“Oh my God, I had a terrible hearing once. It’s kind of a long story,” the 31-year-old Australian actress began.
“In America, of course, the name of the drugs is different from what they are in Australia.
“I had this very little one-day operation the day before a big audition that I really wanted the part for, and it was in so much pain. I was at my friend’s house and he had just had a root canal treatment.
“I was like, ‘I’m in so much pain but I have this hearing tomorrow.’ And he said, ‘Well I have root canal pain relievers. Take them when you wake up before your hearing and everything will be fine. ”And he said, ‘Here, take two.’ And when he said, ‘Take two,’ I thought he was planning on taking two as a dosage. , but he definitely intended to take two just in case I needed another later.
“Anyway, I woke up and got ready for this audition, didn’t have time to have breakfast so on an empty stomach I had two.” I’m driving and halfway there, I’m suddenly like, “Oh my God, what a beautiful day this is! “
“I have a hand out the window. I was out of my head. It was a terrible hearing, I’m sure!
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Robbie said the whole process was “terrible” as she remembered “curling up on the couch” at the Sony studio.
“I was going to take my driving test right after to get my US license and I was like, ‘I’m not doing well, I can’t take a driving test,'” she recalled.
“Luckily my friend was working at Sony, and I ran to her office and I was like, ‘Can you feed me or something? I think I’m high. I’m not sure but I think I’m high, help me. It was hilarious. “
Robbie said her phobia of auditions was a source of pleasure for her husband Tom Ackerley, whom she met on a film set in 2013.
Ackerley, 31, of Surrey, is a film producer and the couple got married in Byron Bay, Australia, in 2016.
In 2014, they co-founded production company LuckyChap Entertainment, which has since produced several Oscar-nominated films, as well as American comedy television series. Doll face.
“I haven’t had one specific incident or period in my life where I’m like, ‘That’s it, I’m quitting’ – I’ve had a lot,” Robbie said of his. impostor syndrome.
“In fact, in the week leading up to day one of playing any character – every character I’ve ever played – I have a huge crisis of faith and I convince myself that I’m a terrible actor, and I don’t. am not really any good at this job, and if I don’t know the character, I will never be able to do that.
“And my husband said to me, ‘OK, you know you say that every time. “And I say, ‘It’s different this time. This time, I really can’t do it!’
“And then the first day is over and I’m like ‘I think I can do this.’ And he says to me ‘OK, cool.’
“He’s a very patient man. So it’s not just once, but several times – every time. “
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Robbie is now back on the big screen, reprising his role as psychotic Harley Quinn in the second release of The suicide squad.
It’s a role she continues to threaten to leave due to the demanding nature of the role, but she reveals, “I loved playing Harley again. I miss her when I don’t play her, I’m exhausted. when I play it but I always want to start over.
“So it was so nice to be back on set and be Harley again. I really feel like she’s just becoming second nature, she takes over at some point and I move on. autopilot and she does her thing.
And Robbie described how the actors went out of their way to make the movie a success.
“I don’t want to reveal it, but when you watch the movie the most difficult scene is probably halfway there,” she said.
“Harley does an insane streak which has been one of the hardest things I’ve ever shot on screen.
“We shot it in about four days and I remember watching the show and thinking, ‘Oh my God, we’re not going to be able to do this, it’s going to be impossible.’ We did it but it was tough and I was beaten at the end.
“But the whole sequence is really cool. When you see the movie, you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about.
Robbie started his career on Neighbors in Australia before moving to Los Angeles and winning her leading role when she was cast to play Leonardo DiCaprio’s wife in 2013 The wolf of Wall Street.
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Since then, she has been nominated for an Oscar twice, first for playing the disgraceful American skater Tonya Harding in 2017. me Tonya, then for playing a fictitious Fox News employee in Bomb in 2019.
Robbie said her meteoric rise had left her a bit exhausted and hinted that she was considering a career hiatus.
“The busier we are the faster time flies and I’ve always been very busy since I was 10, 20. But now at 30 I try to focus on the things I really want to spend. time, ”she said. .
“But if it’s something I really want to do, I never want to waste a minute. I don’t know if it’s because I’m in my 30s now, or because life has taken a very strange turn because of the Covid.
“With the blockages, I was home longer than I ever stayed anywhere.
“I’ve been traveling a million miles an hour for as long as I can remember.
“It can sometimes be a bit scary. But now I finally feel like I can sit still. Or even sit this one down. It’s a feeling I’ve never felt before.
This story originally appeared on The sun and has been reproduced here with permission