Margot Robbie is without a doubt one of the best talents of the modern day, taking a slew of hugely different roles and proving her acting chops in films all the way from Harley Quinn in ‘Suicide Squad’, to Daphne Milne in ‘Goodbye Christopher Robin’.
Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn in ‘Suicide Squad’
Having made a huge name for herself, the Aussie actress looks set to continue riding a tremendous wave of success into the future, with a whole slew of announced film projects in pre-production, post-production, or filming.
One of those projects is upcoming Tonya Hardy biopic ‘I, Tonya’, in which she won’t just star, but will produce as well, alongside Tom Ackerley, Steven Rogers (who wrote the screenplay) and Bryan Unkeless. Craig Gillespie serves as director.
The role is one she seems to have cherished, and she seems to have learned a lot from working both in front of and behind the camera, especially when it comes to getting along with your director.
Speaking with Metro USA, the actress said: “The most important thing as a producer is it’s your job when you pick your director to stand by your director… You can’t stand by your director and second guess everything. There are times when you step in and debate a certain situation. You don’t want to leave any stone unturned.”
She continued saying that she thought a “good producer trust their director”, and that it was the job of the producer to “enable that director’s vision.”
Adding specifically of the DC Universe, she concluded: “once you decide on who your director is, and they have a vision, you have to enable that vision and step in at moments to keep it on course if need be. I think that’s the way. I think that’s what a producer should do.”
These pearls of wisdom will of course come to fans of the DC Extended Universe as gospel, but ones that don’t seem to have been executed in the past on the majority of films released as part of the DCEU. Patty Jenkins’ ‘Wonder Woman’ seems to be the only movie in the current DC Universe that hasn’t had too much interference, with the recent ‘Justice League’ accused of being hindered by the studios’ involvement, and not executive the director’s (Zack Snyder) vision fully.
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We’ll bring you more news on the DC Universe’s upcoming series of releases as and when we get it.