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Margot Robbie Just Schooled Tarantino And The Bros On How To Answer An Awkward Question

There was no shortage of drama on and off the big screen at Cannes this year.

Quentin Tarantino’s much-hyped ninth film, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, was finally shown off at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival and it was a smash hit with the audience, scoring a standing ovation and glowing reviews stating that it’s his best movie since Pulp Fiction.

But the big news story to come out of the premiere wasn’t how good the movie is but just how bad Tarantino is at answering questions from journalists about the movie.

During the press conference for Hollywood, Tarantino was asked by a female reporter just why the uber-talented Margot Robbie got so few lines in the film as Sharon Tate. Rather than give one of his rambling answers that take about 10 minutes to get to the point, he immediately got testy and replied with a terse, “I reject your hypothesis.”

Sensing tension immediately, Margot then swoops in and saves the day by giving an eloquent response that answers the journalist’s question while also showing Tarantino how to masterfully navigate through awkward lines of questioning.

Just throw this onto the massive pile marked “reasons why we stan Margot Robbie.”

And let’s not forget Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt, both of whom had unintentionally hilarious reactions to the whole debacle. The stone faced looks they have after Tarantino’s response just screams “duuude, no, what are you doing?”

The rest of the press conference went off without much of a hitch, though Tarantino’s much more open discussion about disgraced director Roman Polanski (who is portrayed by Rafał Zawierucha in Hollywood) did come off as a bit weird.

Best take notes from Margot on the art of navigating through tough press conferences, Quentin, because you’re probably going to get a bunch of them from now until when Once Upon A Time In Hollywood is released on July 26 after what happened at Cannes.

The Once Upon A Time In Hollywood Trailer Wants You To Believe Brad Pitt Stands A Fighting Chance Against Bruce Lee

We gotta give many props to Mike Moh for his perfect impression of the late martial artist superstar.

The new Once Upon A Time In Hollywood poster of Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio caused a lot of buzz the other day, but expect all that chatter about the film to grow exponentially because the official teaser trailer is out and there’s so much to dissect in Quentin Tarantino’s ninth flick.

Set in Tarantino’s take on 1969 Hollywood and revolving around Leo and Brad’s characters as they try to break into the film industry, Hollywood appears to be one of Tarantino’s most stylish and funniest movies in years.

It also looks like the film will be stuffed full of great little moments from all the characters, such as Margot Robbie dancing around and pulling off a pitch-perfect take on Sharon Tate:

Splitting image right there.

There’s Aussie actor Damon Herriman saying “g’day” as the creepy cult leader Charles Manson and somehow managing to be likable, which I guess is exactly what Manson was like in real-life.

Helter Skelter, mate.

We also can’t forget about Leo, who gets a great moment where a young girl tells his character that he just performed “the best acting” she had ever seen.

I feel like we’ve all said that a lot when watching Leo’s films over the years and will be saying that again for Hollywood.

You all heard her, just give Leo his second Oscar now.

And we must give many props to Mike Moh for his bang on take on the Bruce Lee. From the mannerisms, physicality, and speaking pattern, Moh absolutely nailed everything.

But the pièce de résistance of the trailer is the brief glimpse of a fight scene between Lee and Brad’s character, who somehow manages to hold is own against the late martial artist.

Astounding fight choreography aside, are we really meant to believe that Brad can truly hold his own in a fight against Lee? Tarantino appears to think so.

You really think Brad Pitt could actually hold his own against Bruce Lee?

But let’s not get wound up over Lee appearing to lose to Brad in a fight here.

Since there’s no context to their scuffle, it’s most likely that Lee is simply teaching Brad’s character some action choreography or working on a fight scene for a film, which is something Lee actually did on movies during his Hollywood days.

But then again, this is Tarantino we’re talking about and he’s played it loose with real-life history in his films before. I wouldn’t be surprised if the film ends with Lee ends up hunting down Manson after his creepy cult murders poor Sharon.

You can probably tell that I’m super excited for Once Upon A Time In Hollywood when it comes out in Aussie cinemas on August 15. In the meantime, I’m going to rewatch the trailer over and over again, and I suggest you take a gander as well.

The Live-Action Barbie Movie Will Most Likely Suck, But At Least They Nailed The Casting By Getting Margot Robbie As Its Leading Star

Can we get Armie Hammer as Ken?

Between dressing up like Sharon Tate for Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming movie Once Upon a Time in Hollywood to getting her Harley Quinn crazy on again for DC’s Birds of Prey movie, Margot Robbie is a pretty busy person these days.

And now she’s about to get even busier because she’s apparently in talks to star in the upcoming live-action adaptation of Barbie, which will be based on those immensely popular dolls you’ve encountered at least once in your childhood.

According to Variety, Robbie is set to produce and star in the doll movie. While her exact role hasn’t been confirmed, I have a hunch that she’s gonna be the titular character because, well, who else is she gonna play in that movie?

The Barbie has been in something akin to development hell for a couple of years now. First Amy Schumer was cast as the character but dropped out due to “scheduling conflicts”, and then there was talk that Anne Hathaway would star in it but that also fell through, presumably because being in a movie about a doll is a little too highbrow for an Oscar winner.

It also isn’t known whether the original script written for Barbie will still be used. Variety reports that first script was penned when Schumer was still attached and had more of an “adult comedy tone”.

We probably won’t hear or see anything about this Barbie movie for a couple of years at least, but I’m not particularly confident that it will be good. Hell, I don’t think it will even reach the “so bad it’s good” bar like The Room.

If movie history has taught us anything, it’s that quality live-action adaptations are more hit and miss than getting a blind person to hit a bullseye at a shooting range. And seeing as how Barbie had already peaked as a character in the Toy Story movies, I can’t see how this project is gonna top that.

But hey, if the movie ends up sucking, at least they got the casting completely spot on. I mean, Robbie is kinda like a real-life walking doll in that she’s simply too lovely and perfect to be real, which makes her perfect as Barbie. At the bare minimum, she’s definitely a better choice than Amy Schumer.

If the producers can get Armie Hammer as Ken, there may be hope for the Barbie movie yet.

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