“That’s when I wrote the letter”: Barbie Star Margot Robbie Realized Her Real Worth in $53M Movie With Marvel Star That Made Her Reach Out to Her ‘Idol’ Director

Barbie Star Margot Robbie Realized Her Real Worth in $53M Movie With Marvel Star That Made Her Reach Out to Her ‘Idol’ Director
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The last decade has witnessed Margot Robbie rising to stardom after starring in Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street, eventually becoming one of the most celebrated actors of our time. But even years after her initial breakthrough performance, which even witnessed the actress landing the role of Harley Quinn, she still wasn’t fully confident about her skills as a performer.


But a year after Suicide Squad hit the big screens, which witnessed Robbie becoming the face of the DCEU, the actress would join forces with a Marvel star, which would finally boost her confidence as an actor.

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Margot Robbie
Barbie Star, Margot Robbie

This movie gave Margot Robbie the confidence to reach out to her idol

It’s hard to imagine that it took Margot Robbie almost a decade to see her full potential as an actor, which would eventually give her the confidence to reach out to her idol director Quentin Tarantino. Back in 2017, the Barbie star joined forces with Sebastian Stan to star in I, Tonya, which witnessed the Australian blonde in the role of Tonya Harding. Not only the film witnessed one of Robbie’s best performances to date, which says a lot, but the film also made her realize that she was indeed a good actress.

I, Tonya (2017)
I, Tonya (2017)

This resulted in the actress gaining the confidence to contact her favorite director, Quentin Tarantino, showcasing her desire to work with the Pulp Fiction creator.

“‘I, Tonya’ was the first time I watched a movie and thought I’m a good actor,” She said. “And I thought, ‘Okay, I’m ready to reach out to my idols.’ And that’s when I wrote the letter to Quentin.”

By the time her letter found its way to Tarantino, he was almost done with the script for Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood, and Robbie would eventually land the role of Sharon Tate in the movie.


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Margot Robbie in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Margot Robbie in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Quentin Tarantino defends Margot Robbie’s minimal screentime in the movie

Considering Margot Robbie didn’t have a lot to do in the film, which primarily focused on the story of Leonardo DiCaprio’s Rick Dalton, many fans called out Tarantino for undermining Robbie’s talent. Responding to these criticisms, Tarantino did come out to clarify things, explaining,

“It’s not her story, it’s Rick’s story. It’s not even Cliff’s. And Tate is an angelic presence throughout the movie, she’s an angelic ghost on earth, to some degree, she’s not in the movie, she’s in our hearts.”

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Quentin Tarantino and Margot Robbie
Quentin Tarantino and Margot Robbie

Margot Robbie too tuned in with Quentin Tarantino, stating that the minimal screen time didn’t bother her, as they succeeded in telling the story they wanted to tell.

I, Tonya is available to stream on Apple TV.

Source: Deadline

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Santanu Roy is a film enthusiast with a deep love for the medium of animation while also being obsessed with The Everly Brothers, Billy Joel, and The Platters. Having expertise in everything related to Batman, Santanu spends most of his time watching and learning films, with Martin Scorsese and Park Chan-wook being his personal favorites. Apart from pursuing a degree in animation, he also possesses a deep fondness for narrative-driven games and is currently a writer at Fandomwire with over 1500 articles.