In an interview with film site Indiewire, the Aussie star expressed her excitement to be working with the acclaimed director:
“As long as I can remember, I’ve been a huge Tarantino fan… Beyond anything, I’ve just always wanted to see him work. And I want to see how he runs a set, and how he directs people, and what the vibe is onset, and what’s in the script, and then what happens on the day. I’m just fascinated by all of it, fascinated. So, it’s going to be a crazy experience to witness it first-hand. It’s something I’ve always dreamed of doing.”
On taking on the controversial role of the late Sharon Tate, Robbie explained:
“I feel a responsibility with every character I play, whether they’re fictional or real life…To play her right, play her truthfully, and kind of understand her emotional journey.”
Tarantino has assembled an eclectic cast of Hollywood’s best character actors for the highly anticipated film. Joining Robbie will be Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Burt Reynolds, Kurt Russell, Tim Roth and Michael Madsen. Rumours have also begun to spread that the Pulp Fiction director is eyeing Tom Cruise and Al Pacino for unspecified roles.
Buzz around the film is some of the most palpable in recent memory. The reasons behind this hype include factors such as the director’s past films, the number of A-list stars involved, the ending of Tarantino’s relationship with his long-time producer (the disgraced Harvey Weinstein), and of course, the atrocities that fuel the film’s story.
For those unaware, the Tate murders is a true crime story and one of Hollywood’s most well-known murder cases. In 1969, Sharon Tate, wife of director Roman Polanski, was murdered along with four other people by the Manson family. Tarantino has hinted that the film will be set in around the same setting and period, as opposed to a direct recounting of the grotesque and inhumane killings. The film is set to be released on the 50th anniversary of Tate’s murder, in 2019.
Before all that, Robbie will be appearing in the film Terminal, due May 26 in Australian cinemas. Check out the trailer below.