We’re cautiously optimistic about the idea of a series around Quentin Tarantino’s most recent film, but we’d like to know one thing: would there be more lines for Margot Robbie?
To explain: Brad Pitt has confirmed to Indiewire that Quentin Tarantino is considering a Netflix series based around Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, much as he has done with The Hateful Eight, and it’s an idea Brad reckons is “pretty arousing”.
And like The Hateful Eight it would be a re-edit of the film using additional footage that didn’t make the final cut of the already-over-two-hour cinema release. There’s no shortage of material either – the original Hollywood cut is apparently over four hours long.
So here’s a fun question: will Margot Robbie get to do some stuff like, say, speak on camera?
As this very site has pointed out before, Robbie’s portrayal of Sharon Tate was notably largely for how mysteriously silent she was.
Now, Tarantino gets very annoyed when people point out this fact. Indeed, the first time someone did, in Cannes, he snapped “I reject your hypothesis.”
But clearly someone suggested that he might want to come up with a slightly less defensive comeback, so he told Indiewire:
“[Tate] is an angelic presence throughout the movie, she’s an angelic ghost on earth, to some degree, she’s not in the movie, she’s in our hearts.”
Except… except that Sharon Tate wasn’t a beautiful ghost representing the death of a particular sort of Hollywood dream and America’s loss of innocence.
She was a living woman who got brutally murdered. Oh, and also a goddamn movie star. And in any case, you know, it’s not exactly cray to think that the third-billed star might have a bit more to do?
So here’s hoping that we see and hear more from Robbie (and of fellow Aussie Damon Herriman, who played Charles Manson as part of his increasingly strong US career as Dangerous On Screen Weirdo) if (when?) this finally comes to our screens.