Margot Robbie, Australia’s Newest Movie Goddess

Margot Robbie has only gotten hotter. She’ll play Jane to Alexander Skarsgård’s Tarzan—after starring opposite Chiwetel Ejiofor, Will Smith, and Ralph Fiennes in three other upcoming films. But Australia’s newest movie goddess is still pinching herself and wondering why everyone carries on so about her looks. Amy Fine Collins learns how a country girl ended up showing Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese a thing or two.

Margot Robbie was so outrageously seductive as The Wolf of Wall Street’s trophy wife, Naomi (a role that earned her an Empire Award in March), that she managed to exceed the script’s hyperbolic requirement that she personify “the hottest blonde ever.” When she makes her sizzling entrance at a Hamptons bacchanal, one prurient male declares, “I’d fuck that girl if she was my sister!” Another breaks down on the spot and masturbates. Richard Curtis compares the Australian siren—who played an unattainable dream girl in his 2013 romantic comedy, About Time—to that other screen goddess Grace Kelly. And this summer Robbie is taking on the role of the ultimate irresistible Ur-female, Jane (opposite Alexander Skarsgård), when David Yates’s Tarzan begins filming in London. Martin Scorsese’s casting director, Ellen Lewis, who first brought Robbie to the master’s attention, said, “As beautiful as she is, that’s how talented she is.”

tl;dr text at Vanity Fair