Margot Robbie shares first image of her transformation into Sharon Tate and the resemblance is uncanny
It's official: Margot Robbie is a chameleon. Just when you think you have her down, the 28-year-old actress transforms right in front of your eyes yet again. Think about it: from working-class US figure skater Tonya Harding, to crazed supervillain Harley Quinn, to virgin monarch Queen Elizabeth, you never quite know what's coming next with Margot.
However, her new role as Sharon Tate may be her most impressive yet, if the picture she uploaded to social media is anything to go by. On Monday morning, the Suicide Squad actress took to Instagram to share a sneak peek of herself as the murdered actress in upcoming film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
The Academy Award-nominated channelled 1960s Hollywood as she wore a black polo-neck top, white mini-skirt and white boots, and leaned against a door in the image. The picture delighted fans on social media, who turned to the comment section to compliment her.
"Wonderful classic 60s look! Including below knee white boots with seam down the front! Very Emma Peel! Brilliant!?????," wrote Instagram user @waynerstagg. He was joined by fellow user @shaynastauber who expressed her excitement, putting "I’ve never been more excited for a movie in my life, looking bomb Mrs. Tate" and @zydrateaddict who commented saying "Cannot wait to see what you and the crew have in store for us! Such an awesome gang of talent on this project".
The actress' followers are right to be excited, given that the movie is directed by two-time Academy Award-winner Quentin Tarantino and boasts an all-star cast including Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, Burt Reynolds, Timothy Olyphant, Damian Lewis, Dakota Fanning, Al Pacino, Emile Hirsch and Tim Roth.
Tarantino described Once Upon a Time in Hollywood in a statement in February, calling it, "a story that takes place in Los Angeles in 1969, at the height of hippie Hollywood." The film will follow Rick Dalton, (Leonardo DiCaprio) a struggling actor who starred in a Western TV series but failed to build a successful film career, and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt). "Both are struggling to make it in a Hollywood they don't recognise anymore," wrote Tarantino. "But Rick has a very famous next-door neighbour ... Sharon Tate."
Tate, who was married to acclaimed film director Roman Polanski, was brutally murdered in her home by the Manson Family - a group of Charles Manson's most devoted followers - between August 8-9 in 1969. Her friends Wojciech Frykowski, coffee heiress Abigail Folger and celebrity hair stylist Jay Sebring were also killed, as well as Steven Parent, a friend of the family’s gardener. The night after, Manson’s followers Tex Watson, Susan Atkins, Leslie van Houten and Patricia Krenwinkel also murdered Leno LaBianca and his wife Rosemary.
Margot's Instagram post is not the first sneak peek audiences have been given of the film. Back in June, Leonardo DiCaprio shared a picture of him and Brad Pitt in costume, also captioning the image "First look"
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood was originally slated for release on 9 August 2019, a date that would mark the 50th anniversary of the murders. However, it will now hit cinemas two weeks earlier on 26 July.