fasdsr2 (fasdsr2) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,

How Margot Robbie Went From Pinup To Hit Producer


Article says that Margot Robbie's image following The Wolf of Wall Street reflected her character: "a gold digger, a pinup adorned in nouveau riche trashiness. Far more Lana Turner, or even Marilyn Monroe, than Audrey Hepburn.

"It was only in hindsight that Robbie’s actual skill in her performance as Naomi became clear," the author says.

She's refocused the public's attention away from her body and toward her talent and her work. Three goals she and her production team discuss at regular check-ins: quality, variety, longevity

She's launched her own production company, LuckyChap, which has allowed her to dictate the tone of her own projects, like I, Tonya and Birds of Prey— almost all written and/or directed by women.

"Robbie has gone from the next interchangeable blonde ingenue to a truly formidable producer before turning 30," according to the writer.

Producing was a way for her to excuse herself "from the imperatives of patriarchal Hollywood."

LuckyChap had produced scripts with powerful women at the center, and after #MeToo, Robbie and her team made an effort to put women in power behind the camera as well.

Press coverage has now shifted to Robbie's role as a producer. Profiles of her include stories aobut how she worked for 13 hours with the writer of Birds of Preyon story cards.

"Back in 2016, she was wearing bathing suits on the covers of Vogue and Vanity Fair to promote Tarzan. In the past two years, her Vogue and Variety covers were headshots; on the cover of W, she, Theron, and Nicole Kidman wear business suits." 


Do you agree with this article? I think some of it is reaching because I don't think Margot was "pigeonholed" at first and she was always, to an extent, viewed with critical adoration.

Tags: #metoo, margot robbie
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