I think it's safe to assume that, like me, one of your most anticipated movies coming out this year is the 9th film by Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, and Margot Robbie as the late Sharon Tate. And speaking of Robbie's version of Tate, today we have word via Robbie herself that her role in the film is meant to be a celebration of Tate's life. Not only that, but Robbie confirmed that during filming she wore a ring and a pair of earrings that initially belonged to Tate, which were lent to her by Sharon's younger sister Debra. Interesting approach, huh?
Margot Robbie says this.
"I guess it sounds like I'm being a bit spiritual or whatever, but it really did help me ground the character in something real. I wanted to honor her memory and bring the best parts of Sharon Tate forward. And I found it really quite moving to have a piece of her with me."
She then adds this.
"Sharon embodies the best parts of the '60s. This is a celebration of her life. And you get a lot of hang time with her in this film."
Margot Robbie wearing the late actress Sharon Tate's jewelry for some scenes from the flick makes enough sense to this filmgoer. After all, I've heard crazier stories of other actors throughout the years. For instance, Nicolas Cage coated his face in corpse paint and sported a costume covered in Egyptian symbols and magical amulets for Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance. And while preparing to play Hunter S Thompson in director Terry Gilliam's Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Johnny Depp lived in the writer's basement, let Thompson shave his head, and wore Thompson's clothes that hadn't been washed in 30 years. So Robbie sporting Tate's ring and earrings aren't, you know, the craziest thing we've ever heard.
Along with Margot Robbie as Sharon Tate, the 9th Quentin Tarantino movie, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood stars Rafał Zawierucha as Roman Polanski, Emile Hirsch as Jay Sebring, Dakota Fanning as Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme, Costa Ronin as Wojciech Frykowski, Austin Butler as Charles "Tex" Watson, Damian Lewis as Steve McQueen, Mike Moh as Bruce Lee, and Damon Herriman as Charles Manson. Not to mention the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Kurt Russell, Timothy Olyphant, the late Luke Perry, Bruce Dern, Lena Dunham, Maya Hawke, Clifton Collins Jr., Rumer Willis, Dreama Walker, Zoe Bell, Lew Temple, Margaret Qualley, and Al Pacino. Among MANY others. On a quick side note, it seems that Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, James Marsden, James Remar, and Danny Strong's roles have been cut from the film. Bummer.
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is written and directed by Quentin Tarantino who also produces the movie along with David Heyman (Harry Potter) and Shannon McIntosh. Robert Richardson is handling the flick's cinematography while Fred Raskin edited all the footage together. Columbia Pictures and Heyday Films are behind the movie which Sony Pictures Releasing will distribute into a theater near you on August 14, 2019. This story comes to us from the upcoming pages of Empire with a new poster direct from Sony that suspiciously looks a lot like the fan made posters that were making the rounds a couple of months ago.