Margot Robbie admitted that she was very involved in preparing her characters.
Australian actress Cillian Murphy told in a chat for Variety's Actors on Actors series that she tries to prepare as much as possible before filming the film.
However, during the coronavirus lockdown, she once went a little overboard with her preparations.
“I also prepare like a psychopath. I started preparing for as long as I could. I remember I started preparing for a role and then Covid happened, and I ended up preparing for that role for about a year. I felt like I was finally losing my mind.”
“My husband (Tom Ackerley) came over and I was making weird masks and stuff and I was covered in paint and he asked me: 'What are you doing?' He replied. This must end. I have to go to the group.”
The Wolf of Wall Street star films Amsterdam and Babylon in 2021 post-pandemic. This latest film, directed by Damien Chazelle, was initially scheduled to shoot in mid-2020.
The 33-year-old actress explained that she also covers her scripts with “a billion notes and ideas” in order to have a clear mind once she's on set.
“Because then I can arrive on set and be completely free. But if I wasn’t prepared, I would have been absolutely terrified,” she explained. (If I didn’t have a script), I would have put all these ideas on set instead of being Free.
Margot Robbie and Cillian Murphy interviewed each other after the “Barpenheimer” craze sparked by their films “Barbie” and “Oppenheimer” this summer.