Working on her dream project with Quentin Tarantino was a difficult decision for Margot Robbie when Uma Thurman’s allegations surfaced.
The actress and cover girl of Vogue’s July issue made the revelation inside the magazine’s pages. After earning an Oscar nomination for her performance in I, Tonya, Robbie felt confident enough to reach out to Tarantino. Believing that she’s proved her acting prowess she wrote to the director asking to collaborate with him “in any capacity” she tells Vogue.
It seems like the acclaimed director was convinced after offering Robbie the role of Sharon Tate in his 9th film. Said film is Once Upon a Time in Hollywood where Robbie stars alongside veteran actors Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt. It is Tarantino’s first film outside Harvey Weinstein’s production.
Robbie had to think twice before accepting the role in the wake of the #MeToo movement. During which time, Thurman’s allegations against Weinstein swept the media. The Kill Bill actress also claims that Tarantino refused to use a stunt double in her place for a car crash scene. Aside from putting her life in danger, Tarantino allegedly insisted on spitting on the actress and choking her himself. Following the allegations, the director claimed that the car crash scene was “one of the biggest regrets” of his life.
Tarantino’s statement on the crash gave Robbie reassurance, she tells Vogue. However, the actress feared that the public will criticize her decision. In the interview the actress said:
“I don’t know how to say what I feel about it, because I’m so grateful to be in a position of power and to have more creative control when that is embraced and encouraged now. At the same time, I grew up adoring movies that were the result of the previous version of Hollywood and aspiring to be a part of it, so to have those dreams come true also feels incredibly satisfying. I don’t know. Maybe I’m having my cake and eating it too…”
Robbie started her own production LuckyChap Productions in an effort to bring in more female directors into Hollywood.