Margot Robbie: ‘Playing Sharon Tate was a strange challenge’

Portraying Sharon Tate in Once Upon A Time In Hollywood was a “strange challenge” for Margot Robbie.
The 29-year-old actress was interviewed by director Quentin Tarantino for the September issue of Vogue Australia, and she opened up about playing the actress, who was murdered by members of Charles Manson’s The Family cult in 1969.
Revealing she finds it much easier to play intense characters like ice skater Tonya Harding (in 2017 drama I, Tonya) Margot told the filmmaker it was hard to encapsulate the innocence of Tate, who was eight months pregnant when she was stabbed to death.
“It was such a strange challenge,” she said. “I find it much easier to go dark and angry. With Tonya (Harding), I wanted to go really heavy, almost like she had weights on her feet. This time I was trying to do the reverse.”
Elsewhere in the interview, Tarantino quizzed the Australian actress on her rise to fame in Hollywood, and asked Margot if she had a favourite movie or TV show.
“Everything can change so quickly. People often ask me what’s been the best part. I couldn’t say Wolf of Wall Street was better than my time on (Australian TV show) Neighbours and I couldn’t say that Z for Zachariah wasn’t as important to me as Tarzan. It’s all been so exciting,” the Oscar-nominated actress shared.