Those perfect pins may be a tall tale.
Hollywood filmmakers are using computer tricks to “digitally extend” female stars’ legs to look long and thin — and “The Wolf of Wall Street” actress Margot Robbie may be the latest victim, critics and special-effects pros said.
In the scene in question, the blond bombshell, who plays the wife of Leonardo DiCaprio’s hedonistic stock-broker character, bares a pair of sexy gams while coyly pushing away her hubby’s head with a high heel.
But the 5-foot-6 actress’ image looks “impossibly long-legged” and was likely lengthened for the scene by a Photoshop-style editing program, movie bloggers claim.
Editors who perform “digital surgeries” on stars in the hit film may have stretched footage to achieve a slimmed-down look, the Sunday Times of London reported. “[It’s] like a funhouse mirror, so everyone looks tall and thin,” one post-production expert told the paper.
A company called Lola Visual Effects studio says “cleaned up” actors’ images in the Martin Scorsese film, which was nominated for five Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor.
A rep declined to say whether Robbie’s legs had been fudged but revealed film honchos initially planned to tweak the star’s face. Movie makers planned to enhance Robbie’s eyes, but scrapped the idea after seeing her baby blues in real life, the special-effects maker said.
“I do know they wanted to accentuate her blue eyes until they realized she really has amazing eyes,” said the graphics man, who declined to be identified.
Robbie, 23, would have been upset if she had known filmmakers planned to change her image, said a source close to the star.
And the Australian actress herself has remarked on Hollywood’s unrealistic standards of beauty.
“When you look at movies. The lead girl is always gorgeous and thin. There is a stereotype that you need to look a certain way, and when you get into the business, you really feel the pressure,” she has said.
She’s not the only star apparently subjected to the Stretch Legstrong treatment.
At 5-foot-4 in real life, Britney Spears was elongated three inches in a recent TV documentary, the Sunday Times reported.
Actresses often have no clue they’ll be stretched until after the flick hits theaters, sources said.
Click the link below the picture to read the interview Margot did with Violet Grey:
ALSO: For the Aussies, Margot had an interview with NW (New Weekly Magazine) which is out in Aussie newsagents and retailers! For those who can’t get the mag, I will be sure to have scans coming soon with others. Watch this space!
Australian actress MARGOT ROBBIE has turned down HUGH HEFNER’s offer of a Playboy photoshoot.
The blonde beauty caught Hefner’s attention with her saucy role in The Wolf of Wall Street, and the Playboy mogul made a public plea for her to strip off for his magazine.
However, Robbie has now insisted she will not be posing for Playboy any time soon.
During an interview with New Zealand radio station The Edge, she was asked whether she had accepted Hefner’s offer and Robbie replied, “False… No. Never. I’ve put my family through enough…”
She later joked that she would only consider posing for Playboy if she was much older and her career had taken a downward turn, adding, “Then I’ll give him a call.”
Margot Robbie has cemented her place as one of the industry’s hottest rising stars after scoring a spot on the cover of Vanity Fair’s 20th annual Hollywood issue.
The blonde bombshell has had an Australian fan base since she played Donna Freeman on Neighbours, however she’s a relative newcomer to the international film scene.
But the 23-year-old has now earned global fame for her compelling performance opposite Leonardo DiCaprio in the Oscar nominated The Wolf of Wall Street.
Margot looks the part in an elegant strapless ivory gown, her blonde hair coiffed to the side in a retro Hollywood style.
A bold red lip completes the glamorous look, reminiscent of an old Hollywood screen star.
Her break-out role as criminal stock broker Jordan Belfort’s trophy wife – which included several nude scenes - has seen her placed alongside acting heavyweights including Julia Roberts, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Idris Elba and George Clooney for Vanity Fair’s annual celebration of the film industry.
Roberts pairs a black tuxedo jacket with fishnet stockings as she throws her legs over the lap of Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom star Idris Elba. Her hand rests on the shoulder of a dapper looking Chiwetel Ejiofor, who is nominated for 12 Years A Slave.
Nearby George Clooney stands with his arms crossed, looking as handsome as ever in a tuxedo.
On the second page Best Supporting Actor nominee Jared Leto crouches low as he stares at the camera with a penetrating gaze. Awards season darling Lupita Nyong’o shows off her sculpted arms in a sleeveless gold dress.
Surrounding Margot are stunning newcomers Naomie Harris, Brie Larson and Lea Seydoux. The women were joined by actor Chadwick Boseman, who starred in last year’s baseball film 42.
Some old photos of a 17-year-old Margot that emerged this week show just how far the beautiful young star has come.
In the photo shoot taken just before she found fame on Neighbours, the slightly awkward looking actress wears a series of girl next door outfits such as a white cotton singlet and denim shorts.
But her Australian soap days seem well and truly behind Robbie, who has several US film projects in the works including Z for Zachariah, a science fiction film in which she plays a teen who survives a nuclear war in a small American town.
Hollywood actor Margot Robbie has passed on a $1000 prize won from a radio station to the Canterbury community where she is filming her latest movie.
The 23-year-old Australian actor arrived in New Zealand last week to begin filming science fiction tale Z for Zachariah in the small Banks Peninsula settlement of Port Levy.
Robbie – who most recently appeared in Oscar-nominated movie The Wolf of Wall Street – recently replaced American Amanda Seyfried to play the role of 16-year-old farmgirl Ann Burden, who believes she is the only survivor of a nuclear holocaust.
The film, based on a 1974 book of the same name, will also star Star Trek’s Chris Pine and 12 Years a Slave’s Chiwetel Ejiofor.
Z4Z Film Production line producer Murray Francis said he rang The Edge< radio station yesterday to claim a $1000 prize they were offering to anyone who could get Robbie to ring them.
He claimed the cash before handing the phone over to Robbie.
Robbie decided to donate half the money to the Port Levy volunteer fire brigade, and the remaining $500 to the Port Levy marae “who had been so warm and welcoming to the film and its cast and crew”, Francis said.
The Edge will air its interview with Robbie at 5.15pm today.
Radio DJ Jay-Jay Feeney said the interview will feature Robbie talking about “dating Orlando Bloom, Leo diCaprio, being naked in a movie, how she has such a hot body and more”. - © Fairfax NZ News
Just when you were starting to recognize The Wolf of Wall Street‘s Margot Robbie with her clothes on, the Australian actress (and red carpet newbie) has thrown you another curveball — she’s gone brunette, as seen in the WhoSay photo below.
Robbie dons a newly dark do and a trucker hat on the set of her new film Z for Zachariah, in which she stars as a girl in postapocalyptic America with a mysterious visitor. And appropriately, she captioned the photo “First day on set for Z! She ain’t a Duchess no more” — referring to her lavishly attired and super-glam character in Wolf. The actress had already given fans a heads-up that she was sporting a new look a few days earlier, Tweeting “Prep for Z for Zachariah is well and truly underway – I’m now officially a brunette and spent the day milking cows and driving tractors!”
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You can’t just walk into Hollywood and become a star. Well, that’s not strictly true: you can, just so long as you know the right path to take. And obviously, you have to be at least somewhat talented and ridiculously good-looking. If you’re not, what are you doing in Hollywood? Go make a name for yourself in indy films or on the stage and eventually Hollywood will come to you. But if you are jaw-droppingly attractive and at least moderately talented, then fame and fortune can be yours… just so long as you play by the rules. What rules are those? Let Australia’s-own turned Hollywood-It-Girl Margot Robbie be your guide…
Adding more photos to the gallery. Have two more events to add photos for then it will be onto magazines and photoshoots. But because the other 2 events have quite big batches of photos I will add them when I have the time. For now enjoy photos from candids of her heading to Jimmy Kimmel, the Golden Globe awards and NY Prem of WOWS all in HQ!
Margot Robbie is making major headlines after her performance in the Wolf of Wall Street, and now she’s soaking up every second in the spotlight.
The gorgeous actress, who wowed on the red carpet at the Golden Globe Awards earlier this month, is turning heads right and left with her terrific talent and undeniable beauty, and she’s already hard at work on her next project—with a brand new hair color to boot.
On Thursday, Jan. 23, the 23-year-old star tweeted that she dyed her beautiful blond locks to brunette for her role in Z for Zachariah, and we’re dying to see the finished result.
“Prep for Z for Zachariah is well and truly underway—I’m now officially a brunette and spent the day milking cows and driving tractors!” she tweeted.
While we have yet to come across any new photos of her fab new ‘do just yet, we’re betting she’ll look as beautiful as ever!
Do you like Margot as blonde? Or do you think brunette locks will suit her better?
Hugh Hefner’s had some of Hollywood’s hottest stars, from Kim Kardashian to Pam Anderson, pose for Playboy, so it’s no surprise the 87-year-old founder has his eyes on stunning newcomer Margot Robbie!
“We always want the latest, most popular girl of the moment, and that changes week to week!” Hef told Us Weekly at Playboy’s 60th Anniversary at the Mansion in Holmby Hills, Calif., which more than 60 bunnies gathered to celebrate. The movie buff, who holds screenings at his plush home with wife Crystal Harris, said he’s a big fan of this year’s Oscar nominees: “I loved American Hustle,” he said, along with “Wolf of Wall Street and [Leonardo] DiCaprio in it. He was very, very good.”
The CEO, who’s accustomed to seeing scantily-clad women strewn across the pages of his monthly publication, commented on Robbie’s nude scenes featured in Martin Scorsese’s movie: “I was very aware of that!” he said with a laugh. “And the girl that plays [Jordan Belfort's] wife in [Wolf of Wall Street] is very, very pretty.”
When asked if he would take the Australian stunner, 23, as a Playmate, Hef responded: “She should be in Playboy! Send her a message!” He continued, “We’re ready for her. She would be great.”
While Hefner has his eye on Robbie for Playboy, his heart belongs to wife Crystal, 27, with whom he just celebrated his one-year wedding anniversary. “It’s wonderful. It’s better than anything I could possibly imagine,” he said of life with his third wife. “You know, I tried marriage twice before but there’s no comparison. This is the real deal. And to find true love at this age? It’s remarkable.”