Margot Robbie relies on fragrance to help her get into character

Margot Robbie switches up her scents on set because they help her get into character.The 29-year-old has played a diverse range of characters, from DC Comics’ Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad, to actress Sharon Tate in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time…

Margot Robbie switches up her scents on set because they help her get into character.

The 29-year-old has played a diverse range of characters, from DC Comics’ Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad, to actress Sharon Tate in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

And speaking to Australia’s Sunday Life magazine, the actress revealed perfumes have become an important part of her preparation before she takes on a new role.

“I pick a fragrance for every character I play,” she shared. “When I go on set and apply the fragrance, I find it’s easier to get into character.

“It’s a very powerful tool!”

Margot went on to explain that the unusual method works because “certain smells can transport you to a time and place or create a specific feeling”.

The star has been a fragrance ambassador for French fashion house Chanel since 2018 and is the face of brand-new perfume Gabrielle Chanel Essence – named after label founder Coco Chanel, real name Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel.

Elsewhere in the interview, the Oscar nominee opened up about her style, and revealed she prefers to mix up feminine and masculine pieces.

“Personally, I love beautiful things but I’m also pragmatic: I look for freedom of movement. I love a silk suit, flats and the mix of masculine and feminine style. That makes me feel powerful and feminine, comfortable but confident. I think nothing’s more alluring than confidence,” the blonde beauty explained. “We all know women are incredibly strong, but I don’t believe it means you have to hide your femininity.”

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Fans stunned by Charlize Theron’s transformation in Bombshell trailer

Fans have praised Charlize Theron’s remarkable transformation in the new trailer for Bombshell.The Academy Award-winning actress stars as former Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly in the upcoming movie directed by Jay Roach, which follows the late Roger Ail…

Fans have praised Charlize Theron’s remarkable transformation in the new trailer for Bombshell.

The Academy Award-winning actress stars as former Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly in the upcoming movie directed by Jay Roach, which follows the late Roger Ailes’ fall from grace in 2016.  

In the trailer released on Wednesday, Theron made her debut as Kelly, alongside Nicole Kidman as Gretchen Carlson, who successfully sued Ailes in 2016 for sexual harassment.  

Margot Robbie also appears in the tense clip as fictional news producer Kayla Pospisil, which shows the three women getting into an elevator to the second floor of the Fox News headquarters.  

And Twitter users could not believe just how believable Theron looked in character as Kelly.  

“Looks good but no way that’s Charlize Theron,” one wrote, while another posted: “Damn. That’s the most unrecognisable Charlize Theron’s looked since (2003 film) Monster.”  

Back in 2016, Carlson sued Ailes for sexual harassment – which he denied – and prompted many more women to come forward with allegations against the former chairman and CEO of Fox News and Fox Television Stations.  

He was forced to resign, and Carlson settled with the firm for a reported $20 million (£17 million). 

Kelly came under fire for failing to come forward with allegations against Ailes, and instead chronicled her experience in her 2016 memoir, Settle for More.  

According to the journalist, Ailes promised to advance her career in exchange for sexual favours and made physical advances toward her on several occasions, which she refused.  

Bombshell, which also stars Connie Britton, Mark Duplass, Alice Eve, Allison Janney and Kate McKinnon, is set to be released in December.

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Leonardo DiCaprio felt uncomfortable using flamethrower in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Leonardo DiCaprio was uncomfortable setting his co-stars on fire while filming a scene for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.The Revenant star plays fictional actor Rick Dalton in Quentin Tarantino’s new movie, alongside a star-studded cast including Brad …

Leonardo DiCaprio was uncomfortable setting his co-stars on fire while filming a scene for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

The Revenant star plays fictional actor Rick Dalton in Quentin Tarantino’s new movie, alongside a star-studded cast including Brad Pitt, Al Pacino, Margot Robbie, Luke Perry, and Damian Lewis.

In the film, faded TV star Dalton features in a movie called The 14 Fists of McCluskey, where he plays the role of a flamethrower-wielding Nazi hunter with an eye patch who sets a bunch of men on fire.

However, according to stunt coordinator Robert Alonzo, DiCaprio had major concerns about shooting the scene, as he had to use the weapon himself.

“Leo was not very gung-ho with all the flamethrower stuff. Literally, he doesn’t want to hurt anyone. And I completely understood it. Normally you use a stunt person in that spot to be able to manage firing a flamethrower at somebody,” Alonzo told the Huffington Post. “(Leo) is actually lighting them up and holding a flame to them for about seven to eight seconds as the flamethrower is traversing back and forth around eight guys that he’s never met.”

The Oscar-winning actor was finally convinced to do the scene after some “coaxing” by supervising stunt coordinator Zoe Bell. Following a flamethrower demonstration by Alonzo, who showed the 44-year-old how to safely handle the weapon, DiCaprio applauded the stunt team and decided to go ahead with the shot.

“That is psychologically difficult to do, so kudos to him on being able to stay in character and do that scene,” Alonzo added.

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Leonardo DiCaprio despised Once Upon a Time in Hollywood moustache

Leonardo DiCaprio kept “spitting out” his fake moustache during the filming of his new movie Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.In Quentin Tarantino’s hotly anticipated feature, the Oscar winner takes on the part of Rick Dalton, a TV star, who, alongside hi…

Leonardo DiCaprio kept “spitting out” his fake moustache during the filming of his new movie Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

In Quentin Tarantino’s hotly anticipated feature, the Oscar winner takes on the part of Rick Dalton, a TV star, who, alongside his stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt), try to revive their careers in the film industry at the time of the Charles Manson murders in Los Angeles in 1969.

Some scenes in the feature required DiCaprio to sport a pretend moustache for a part in a Western-themed show and later on in a Spaghetti Western, but according to make-up artist Sian Grigg, the actor struggled with the look.

“The moustache drove Leo mad, because I had to leave it really long and it always went in his mouth,” she told The Hollywood Reporter. “It was so hot out and the moustache kept going in his mouth, and he’d be spitting it out. He did the same thing in the scene as they filmed ‘off camera’ when he was supposed to be losing it a bit. It made us laugh as he kept spitting it out and the wig was quite long as well.”

Elsewhere in the chat, Grigg explained that she used WM Creations glue, a professional product used to apply facial pieces, to attach the moustache.

And the make-up expert insisted that DiCaprio’s moustache was meant to appear fake, as means of keeping in line with the setting of the flick.

“It was meant to look phony because they didn’t have good materials back then like we do now,” commented Grigg. “We were copying the style of films shot in that period and also covering Leo’s character up to look different and unrecognisable, which in the movie he’s not used to.”

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, also featuring Margot Robbie, Margaret Qualley, Austin Butler, Dakota Fanning, and Al Pacino, is now showing in U.S. cinemas.

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Leonardo DiCaprio despised Once Upon a Time in Hollywood moustache

Leonardo DiCaprio kept “spitting out” his fake moustache during the filming of his new movie Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.In Quentin Tarantino’s hotly anticipated feature, the Oscar winner takes on the part of Rick Dalton, a TV star, who, alongside hi…

Leonardo DiCaprio kept “spitting out” his fake moustache during the filming of his new movie Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

In Quentin Tarantino’s hotly anticipated feature, the Oscar winner takes on the part of Rick Dalton, a TV star, who, alongside his stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt), try to revive their careers in the film industry at the time of the Charles Manson murders in Los Angeles in 1969.

Some scenes in the feature required DiCaprio to sport a pretend moustache for a part in a Western-themed show and later on in a Spaghetti Western, but according to make-up artist Sian Grigg, the actor struggled with the look.

“The moustache drove Leo mad, because I had to leave it really long and it always went in his mouth,” she told The Hollywood Reporter. “It was so hot out and the moustache kept going in his mouth, and he’d be spitting it out. He did the same thing in the scene as they filmed ‘off camera’ when he was supposed to be losing it a bit. It made us laugh as he kept spitting it out and the wig was quite long as well.”

Elsewhere in the chat, Grigg explained that she used WM Creations glue, a professional product used to apply facial pieces, to attach the moustache.

And the make-up expert insisted that DiCaprio’s moustache was meant to appear fake, as means of keeping in line with the setting of the flick.

“It was meant to look phony because they didn’t have good materials back then like we do now,” commented Grigg. “We were copying the style of films shot in that period and also covering Leo’s character up to look different and unrecognisable, which in the movie he’s not used to.”

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, also featuring Margot Robbie, Margaret Qualley, Austin Butler, Dakota Fanning, and Al Pacino, is now showing in U.S. cinemas.

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Sharon Tate’s sister in awe of Margot Robbie’s portrayal

Sharon Tate’s sister Debra is in awe of how Margot Robbie brought her late sister back to life in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Debra has long been sceptical of fillmmakers depicting her sibling’s brutal 1969 murder at the hands of the Manson Family …

Sharon Tate’s sister Debra is in awe of how Margot Robbie brought her late sister back to life in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

Debra has long been sceptical of fillmmakers depicting her sibling’s brutal 1969 murder at the hands of the Manson Family on screen, but met with director Quentin Tarantino to discuss his movie before filming. And after attending the movie’s Los Angeles premiere on Monday, she expressed her delight at Margot’s portrayal of Sharon – a Hollywood star who was married to filmmaker Roman Polanski.

According to TMZ.com, Debra said Robbie’s portrayal actually made her feel like she was visiting her sister, adding: “I wasn’t disappointed.”

The 66-year-old also praised Quentin for taking the time to discuss how he would depict Sharon, unlike other filmmakers.

“It’s the first time ever that I haven’t been lied to or tricked or not given any consideration whatsoever,” she explained.

Editors at the website claim Debra is so impressed with Margot’s performance, she’d like the I, Tonya star to play her sister in a biopic.

She also reportedly praised the film, which shows the brutal side of Hollywood at the end of its 1960s golden age, for perfectly capturing the time period, and hopes it will remind people how horrific Charles Manson’s followers’ crimes were.

Sharon was killed alongside three friends and a teenage visitor by the cult leader’s disciples after they invaded her and her husband’s rented apartment in August 1969. She was eight-and-a-half months pregnant at the time. The Pianist filmmaker was not at home as he was working in Europe.

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood shows in cinemas from 26 July.

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Margot Robbie wants new Barbie movie to be ‘positive and aspirational’ for children

Margot Robbie wants her new live-action Barbie movie to be “positive” and “aspirational” to younger kids.In October last year, the Oscar-nominated Australian actress took over the role of the iconic Mattel doll after fellow actresses Amy Schumer and An…

Margot Robbie wants her new live-action Barbie movie to be “positive” and “aspirational” to younger kids.

In October last year, the Oscar-nominated Australian actress took over the role of the iconic Mattel doll after fellow actresses Amy Schumer and Anne Hathaway dropped out of the gig.

At the premiere of her latest movie, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Margot explained why she thinks Barbie is a character worth bringing to life on the big screen.

“I think it’s a great opportunity to put some positivity out in the world and a chance to be aspirational for younger kids,” the 29-year-old told Variety.

Not only is the I, Tonya star the movie’s leading lady, but she will also serve as one of the producers on the live-action project through her company LuckyChap Entertainment.

When news of her casting was announced, Margot said she was “honoured” to be playing the famous blonde-haired toy.

“I’m so honoured to take on this role and produce a film that I believe will have a tremendously positive impact on children and audiences worldwide. I can’t imagine better partners than Warner Bros. and Mattel to bring this film to the big screen,” she said at the time.

The movie, which has been in the works since 2017, is to be written by indie writers/directors Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach and will be released next year. The Lady Bird filmmaker reportedly has her eye on the director’s chair too.

It was also revealed earlier this year that the Barbie movie will be the first released under the Mattel Films banner.

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Quentin Tarantino keeps film sets loose with regular cocktail parties

Quentin Tarantino hosts an on-set cocktail party every time he shoots 100 rolls of film. The moviemaker likes to keep things loose and fun on his sets and so he celebrates every little movie milestone. “This is our lives and as important as it is to…

Quentin Tarantino hosts an on-set cocktail party every time he shoots 100 rolls of film.

The moviemaker likes to keep things loose and fun on his sets and so he celebrates every little movie milestone.

“This is our lives and as important as it is to try to do movies that we care about, just as important is the experience of making the movie,” he told WENN. “This is our lives so if we’re gonna dedicate months, some cases years to something, then we owe it to ourselves to enjoy it and have a great time. Everybody on the set, this is their lives so let’s live it.

“We have a little mantra that me and the crew have been doing for a long time, where we say, ‘OK, we got it but we’re gonna do one more! And why are we gonna do one more?’ And the whole crew screams out, ‘Because we love making movies!'”

Brad Pitt, who appears in the director’s latest movie, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, added, “And by the way everyone does it with no embarrassment. Everyone’s in.”

And Brad’s co-star Margot Robbie admitted making a film with Tarantino is a lot of fun: “We stop every hundred rolls of film and celebrate with a drink and have a little party. No one else does that.”

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, also featuring Leonardo DiCaprio, Margaret Qualley, Timothy Olyphant, Dakota Fanning, Bruce Dern, and Al Pacino, hits cinemas in the U.S. on 26 July and from 14 August in the U.K.

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Margot Robbie to front new Chanel fragrance

Margot Robbie is to front the campaign imagery for Chanel’s upcoming scent, Gabrielle Chanel Essence.The Oscar-nominated actress will be the face of the perfume, which marks the first time she’s fronted a fragrance for Chanel. She joins the likes of fa…

Margot Robbie is to front the campaign imagery for Chanel’s upcoming scent, Gabrielle Chanel Essence.

The Oscar-nominated actress will be the face of the perfume, which marks the first time she’s fronted a fragrance for Chanel. She joins the likes of famous faces Keira Knightley, Kristen Stewart, and Lily-Rose Depp.

Back in May, it was announced that Margot had become the French house’s fragrance ambassador. She previously lead the campaign images for the Coco Neige fall collection last year, after she was named a Chanel fashion ambassador.

Gabrielle Chanel Essence was created by the luxury brand’s in-house perfumer Olivier Polge and the scent contains jasmine, ylang-ylang, orange blossom and tuberose. According to WWD, the fragrance “is meant to be an olfactory interpretation of Gabrielle Chanel”, the founder of the fashion house.

The Once Upon a Time in Hollywood star is a longtime fan of Chanel, and the 28-year-old was a muse of the late Karl Lagerfeld. She was also the last brand ambassador picked by the legendary designer, who died in February at the age of 85.

When she was tapped to front Chanel’s Coco Neige collection, dedicated to winter sports and apres-ski, Margot confessed she was overwhelmed when shooting the campaign images.

“This shoot was one of the greatest experiences of my career. The energy and vibe on set was so wonderful and collaborative,” she told WWD last year. “One of the first things Karl Lagerfeld said to me was that we never need to take ourselves too seriously. He has such a creative mind and he knows exactly what he wants and the minute he captured it, we were moving onto the next shot. It was amazing.”

Gabrielle Chanel Essence will launch on 1 September.

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Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach to co-write Barbie movie

Directors Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach have signed on to co-write the screenplay for Margot Robbie’s Barbie movie. The Lady Bird filmmaker and The Squid and the Whale director, who are longtime collaborators and share a baby son, are stepping away f…

Directors Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach have signed on to co-write the screenplay for Margot Robbie’s Barbie movie.

The Lady Bird filmmaker and The Squid and the Whale director, who are longtime collaborators and share a baby son, are stepping away from the quirky indie dramas they are known for and taking on Warner Bros.’ big-screen take on the Mattel toy icon, which will be played by the I, Tonya actress.

According to editors at The Hollywood Reporter, the duo will write the script, while Gerwig also has her eye on the director’s chair.

A Barbie live-action feature has been in the works since 2017, with Amy Schumer originally set to play Barbie before she dropped out and was replaced by Anne Hathaway. In October, it was announced that Robbie would step into the lead role and also produce via her LuckyChap Entertainment banner.

“Playing with Barbie promotes confidence, curiosity and communication throughout a child’s journey to self-discovery. Over the brand’s almost 60 years, Barbie has empowered kids to imagine themselves in aspirational roles from a princess to president,” Robbie said in January, when it was announced that Warner Bros. and Mattel executives had partnered up for the film, which will be the first to be released under the Mattel Films banner.

“I’m so honoured to take on this role and produce a film that I believe will have a tremendously positive impact on children and audiences worldwide,” she continued. “I can’t imagine better partners than Warner Bros. and Mattel to bring this film to the big screen.”

Gerwig and Baumbach previously co-wrote the scripts for indie dramas Mistress America and Frances Ha, which Gerwig also starred in.

The actress-turned-director is currently in the post-production phase of her adaptation of classic novel Little Women, while Baumbach’s untitled Netflix film starring Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson will be released later this year.

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