Margot Robbie has revealed which movie and character she has played in her career that she is most proud of.
The Australian actress hit stardom playing the wife of Leonardo DiCaprio's Jordan Belfort in The Wolf of Wall Street. Since then, she has become one of the most sought-after performers in Hollywood.
She has starred in such hits as I, Tonya, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Bombshell, Focus, The Suicide Squad, Suicide Squad, Birds of Prey and Barbie.
Robbie is probably best known for her portrayal of Harley Quinn in the aforementioned DC Comics movies, as well as Barbie, both of which have earned her acclaim.
But, it is her performance in Babylon that she is most proud of. She plays the role of Nellie LaRoy, an aspiring young actress who becomes embroiled in the debauchery of golden-era Hollywood.
“As the story progresses, she realizes that Hollywood is way harder, way crazier than she ever thought it would be," she said.
"I’ve never been as close to a character as Nellie before. She came in with a bang and she’s not gonna let anyone stand in her way. It’ll be the thing I’m most proud of in my entire career but also, my entire life."
Robbie resonates with the role as she was, of course, at one point, a young actress looking for her big break.
Babylon is directed by Damien Chazelle and stars Robbie, Brad Pitt, Tobey Maguire, Olivia Wilde, Jean Smart, Samara Weaving, and Spike Jonze.
Chazelle has previously detailed how both Pitt and Robbie were able to use their real-life experiences for their roles as LaRoy and Jack Conrad respectively.
“Part of what was magical about working with them in these roles is that each of them felt like they were really able to make the performance the most personal thing they had done," the director told Vanity Fair.
" is reaching a point in his life and his career where he’s starting to look back and starting to wonder what’s ahead. Margot as a person has this—it’s a very Australian sort of thing—brash, bold, hungry kind of edge to her that she was really able to tap into and do a lot of really fun things with.
"It was really a wild West period for these people, this gallery of characters, as they rise and fall, rise, fall, rise again, fall again.”