Margot Robbie Said She Was 'Alienated' After 'Mary Queen Of Scots' Make-Under
Margot Robbie has revealed that her drastic transformation into Queen Elizabeth I completely changed the way people acted towards her.
Speaking candidly to Harper's Bazaar, the Aussie actress said that following three-and-a-half hours of extensive hair and makeup for the role, the change in her castmates attitudes was palpable.
"I’d say, ‘Hey, how’s your weekend?’" she said, adding, “But they wouldn’t even get close to me. It was very alienating. And I felt very lonely. It was an interesting social experiment.”
Using prosthetics and white makeup to mimic Queen Elizabeth I's scarred face after a bout of smallpox, Robbie detailed the amazing effort that went into recreating the look.
“They’d start with a head wrap,” she said. “Gelling and pinning my hair down. Then we’d do a bald cap. Surprisingly, the quick part was the white makeup,” she added. “And the heavily drawn-on blush, eyebrows, lips.”
“Normally there’s someone who steps in and says, ‘No, keep all the girls looking pretty!’” she said of her experience on movie sets. “But Josie Rourke, the director, was keen to explore how Queen Elizabeth I’s looks affected her relationships.”
She also revealed it was because the role was unlike anything else she had done that she decided to take it on.
“I didn’t want to pick up another script where I was the wife or the girlfriend -- just a catalyst for the male storyline. It was uninspiring.”
Next up, the 28-year-old will play Sharon Tate in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, along with Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio.