Fans are stunned by Margot Robbie's unrecognisable new look for 'Mary Queen of Scots' film

Fans are stunned by Margot Robbie's unrecognisable new look for 'Mary Queen of Scots' film

At just 28 years old, Margot Robbie already has an impressively illustrious acting career under her belt. In just the past few years, she starred as the Joker's twisted love interest, Harley Quinn, in Suicide Squad, as the real-life figure Tonya Harding in I, Tonya, and as Jane Clayton in the 2016 live-action remake of Tarzan.

This year, however, she is set to debut her most ambitious role yet: Queen Elizabeth I.

The notorious flame-haired monarch is well-recognised in British history, and has been depicted numerous times on the big screen before - albeit usually by older actors. So, when the often-glamorous Robbie was announced as the star of the film (alongside Saoirse Ronan, who will play Queen Mary), a lot of fans were curious to see how she'd pull off the role.

But, in a newly-released trailer, Robbie has shown that she certainly has what it takes.

Kitted out in full Tudor garb, a red wig, and a harshly-painted face, the Australian actress looks every bit as regal as Queen Elizabeth once did. And, according to Robbie, her outfit actually had a noticeable effect on other cast and crewmembers she was working with on-set, as many of them found it difficult to maintain eye contact with her.

"It was nothing intentional," she said in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, "but I could see that it was uncomfortable for them [to look at me], and the less they looked at me, the more isolated I felt."

As you'll see from the trailer, though, there are also points in the film where the monarch removes her guise in order to reveal a sickly, fine-haired woman - a reflection of the real Queen Liz, whose face was blighted by smallpox scars and whose hair fell out at a young age.

And this, again, is lightyears away from the actress' usual look.

Seriously, how can this be the same person we saw in The Wolf of Wall Street?

Many fans of the actress were similarly shook, and took to social media in order to share their opinions on the Suicide Squad star's new look.

Some thought she bore a striking resemblance to Pennywise, the clown from IT.

Others, meanwhile, saw more of a Tim Burton style to her look.

But many were just fixated on how totally badass she comes across as one of England's most notorious historical figures.

Speaking about her part in the movie, which follows the tumultuous relationship of Elizabeth and her sister, Mary, Robbie said: "Everyone manipulated their relationship. It’s complicated, it’s tragic, and it’s bizarre. The only other person in the world who could understand the position they were in was each other."

The film is set to be released in December of this year.