Margot Robbie, star of “Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood“, said to have redone one of the sequences of the film, while going to the Bruin Theater to see itself on the screen.
When Tarantino pays tribute to actors and actresses
Highest peak of a filmography which already has so many, Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood recounts the year 1969 in Hollywood. Quentin Tarantino’s film unfolds the daily life of an actor on the way to becoming has-been (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his best friend/stand-in (Brad Pitt), as well as the fate revisited of Sharon Tate (Margot Robbie).
A critical and commercial success for the filmmaker, who himself considers this film to be his best, and in which his dizzying passion for the Hollywood cinema he grew up with.
Terrific film of actors on their own profession, Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood thus offers formidable scores to its male stars, Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio, as well as to Margot Robbie in the skin of Sharon Tate. The latter, horribly murdered on August 9, 1969, is however saved in Quentin Tarantino’s film. What gives the film a moving melancholy along with a powerful definition of cinema as ultimate fantasy.
If the Australian actress has a very secondary time to the image, she shines at each of her appearances. In particular during a sequence where she goes alone to the cinema, to attend a screening of one of her own films: Matt Helm settles his “earl”. And Margot Robbie enjoyed making this film so much – she had written to Quentin Tarantino to tell him of her desire to work with him -, that she reproduced this sequence in real lifefor a projection of Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood.
“I sat almost in the same place as her”
The Hollywood Reporter has indeed reported excerpts from a speech given by Margot Robbie, on the occasion of an evening where she received an honorary BAFTA. She said she had reproduced the scene, going to the same cinema in Los Angeles, the Bruin Theater in Westwoodas his character in the film.
I went there on a Tuesday afternoon to see the movie and I sat almost in the same place as her. I had pretty much the same experience, even though the person I bought my ticket from said, “But you’re in the movie!”, and I said, “I know.” (in the film, the saleswoman does not recognize her, editor’s note).
And as in Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood, she even took a selfie with the person at the checkout. However, we won’t know if she also put her bare feet on the front row…