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  • Hey, Margot.

  • Hi!

  • I'm so excited to be here at this beautiful cottage asking you 73 Questions.

  • Yeah, of course.

  • Come on in.

  • Thank you.

  • So how did you start your day today?

  • I had a nice cup of tea, and I went for a swim.

  • What do you have planned for the rest of the day?

  • Having some friends over for brunch?

  • If you could spend the day with anyone in the world, who would that be?

  • J.K. Rowling.

  • And what would you do?

  • I would ask her 73 questions.

  • No way!

  • Yeah.

  • I'd probably ask her a million and 73 questions, but yeah.

  • What's one thing that you would love to master?

  • I'd really like to be good at pool.

  • Are you a texter or a caller?

  • I'm a caller.

  • Who is the last person that you called?

  • My cousin, Julia.

  • What did you guys talk about?

  • I asked her to bring some things over for brunch.

  • Nice.

  • Do you want a water or something?

  • I'd love some, thank you.

  • So, you play piano?

  • No, that's just kinda there.

  • Impressive!

  • That is the Australian National Anthem.

  • "Advance Australia Fair," right?

  • And you're an American, that's amazing.

  • What can I say?

  • What do you miss about Australia when you're in America?

  • I miss the thunderstorms.

  • What do you miss about America when you're in Australia?

  • The convenience.

  • I feel like everything's open so late here.

  • If I had 24 hours to spend anywhere in Australia, where should I go and what should I do?

  • Tasmania.

  • I would tell you to go to the MONA.

  • Who's an Australian everyone should know about?

  • Troye Sivan.

  • Who's an actor you'd love to work with?

  • Matthias Schoenaerts.

  • Who's a director you'd love to work with?

  • Wes Anderson.

  • Would you ever love to direct?

  • Yeah.

  • Who do you always love watching on screen?

  • Tilda Swinton.

  • What do you look for in a good script?

  • I want to be surprised, but also satisfied.

  • Do you have to be able to relate or like the character in order to play them?

  • I do, yeah.

  • Comic book buffs, or historical experts, who are harder to please as audience members?

  • They're both really tough.

  • I can imagine.

  • Yeah.

  • Favorite accent to do.

  • Brooklyn.

  • How do you practice accents?

  • I find real life people on YouTube, then I just kind of mimic them.

  • Huh.

  • Is there a moment on camera that has truly shaken you?

  • Yes. The scene I got to do with Saoirse Ronan in "Mary Queen of Scots".

  • What's your favorite scar?

  • This one. I got it when I was a little kid.

  • Favorite book?

  • Harry Potter.

  • Favorite artist?

  • Magritte.

  • Favorite band?

  • Favorite band?

  • I mean, I have a lot, but ELO.

  • Favorite song?

  • Right now, "The Oogum Boogum Song."

  • Alright, well you picked a beautiful day for a gathering.

  • What does a typical brunch entail?

  • Uh, all the girls outside drinking and all the guys inside cooking.

  • What is your favorite cuisine to cook?

  • I am not a good cook, but I can do a cheese board.

  • Okay.

  • Yeah.

  • What's your least favorite food to eat?

  • Taramasalata.

  • Have you had that?

  • No.

  • It's disgusting.

  • I'll try to stay away.

  • Yeah.

  • What's been the most rewarding project thus far in your career?

  • I, Tonya.

  • Why?

  • Because I got to be a part of all the aspects of making that film.

  • Producing or acting, which do you prefer?

  • I love producing, but acting will always be my big love.

  • What about producing did you not expect?

  • Too much paperwork.

  • Would you ever do theater?

  • Yes.

  • If you could make a documentary on any topic, what would it be?

  • Why they shouldn't do oil drilling in the Great Australian Bight.

  • If you could cameo on any TV show, what would it be?

  • There's a wicked new show coming out on Hulu called Dollface.

  • It's a LuckyChap production.

  • It's in the calendar.

  • True or false, you've played in a rugby league?

  • No, false.

  • I played on an ice hockey team.

  • True or false, you tattooed your Suicide Squad cast?

  • That's true.

  • If I were to get a tattoo, what should I get and where?

  • Two Salvador Dali elephants on your back.

  • That's specific.

  • True or false for you.

  • Shoot.

  • Did I offer you a glass of water and not give it to you?

  • True.

  • Sorry about that.

  • It's okay, Margot.

  • What's your favorite lip color?

  • Chanel, Boy.

  • Dead straight or natural wave hair?

  • Natural wave.

  • What's an Australian beauty ritual that you follow every day?

  • Sunscreen.

  • What was the last piece of clothing that you bought?

  • Bought a yellow t-shirt from Zimmermann.

  • If you had to distill your peak signature style in one item of clothing, what would it be?

  • - High waisted pants. - Thank you.

  • What would you say is your most extravagant and expensive outfit that you've ever worn?

  • I feel like the dress I wore this year to the BAFTAs.

  • It was kind of extravagant.

  • Who's your favorite designer of all time?

  • Coco Chanel.

  • What's the most method that you've ever gotten for a role?

  • I'm not really a method actor, but I do find myself unintentionally behaving like a character after a while.

  • How did you prep to play Sharon Tate?

  • Lots of reading, watching a lot of films, spent time with people that knew her.

  • Um, and I always work with an acting coach, dialect coach, movement coach.

  • - Queen Elizabeth, Harley Quinn, Tonya Harding, each requiring crazy physical makeovers. - Mm-hmm.

  • Is your prep process similar regardless of the character?

  • The approach is similar.

  • The process always changes a little bit based on the character, but the approach is the same, and, inevitably, a lot of time in the hair and makeup chair.

  • I can imagine.

  • And having played several people that actually existed, how does that influence your performance?

  • Well, I always feel a sense of responsibility for a character, whether they're real or not, but definitely an added sense of responsibility when they are real life people, yeah.

  • And you've played characters from so many different eras.

  • If you can go back and live in any of those periods, which would it be?

  • The '60s.

  • What's been the biggest positive change in Hollywood recently?

  • Inclusivity.

  • What in the film world needs a drastic overhaul?

  • Non-creatives making creative decisions.

  • Who's a voice in Hollywood that people should be listening to?

  • Women, all of them.

  • What female performer is blowing your mind right now?

  • Phoebe Waller-Bridge.

  • Ah, love her.

  • - Hey, cool surfboard! - Yeah.

  • I imagine you're professional level at surfing, right?

  • I am not a good surfer.

  • I just like doing it.

  • On a scale of one to ten, how good are you?

  • A two.

  • Who has better beaches, Australia or California?

  • Australia.

  • I knew you'd say that.

  • What's your go-to cocktail?

  • G&T.

  • What's your vice?

  • Ice cream.

  • What's a fashion trend that you think will definitely come back?

  • Chunky '80s earrings.

  • What is a fashion trend that you are positive will never grow old?

  • Crisp white shirt, blue jeans.

  • And what's a fashion trend you think should never see the light of day ever again?

  • Stripy toe socks.

  • I don't know if that was a thing here, but it was when I was a kid.

  • Alright. So, where are you heading?

  • I see you're planning a trip?

  • Oh, no, I'm unpacking.

  • Well, I should be unpacking.

  • I'll do it later, but I just got back from Cannes.

  • Oh.

  • What was the best part about Cannes?

  • Eating croissants every day.

  • What's the city that you're headed to next?

  • London.

  • What country have you never visited but you're dying to get there?

  • Sri Lanka.

  • Oh, that would be Julia.

  • When have you felt most starstruck?

  • When I met 50 Cent.

  • What is your favorite account to follow on social media?

  • Tiny Kitchens, they make little food, it's really cute.

  • Hey!

  • - Hi, Moo. - Come on in.

  • Who's this?

  • This is my cousin, Julia.

  • Hey, feel free to ask a question.

  • What should I do with the snacks?

  • Out the back, please.

  • Thank you.

  • Okay, last question I have for you, Margot.

  • I'm so excited for "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood."

  • What was it like working with Quentin Tarantino?

  • It was the best ever.

  • There are no cell phones on set.

  • I don't think Quentin even owns one.

  • And every 100 rolls of film everyone stops, and has a drink, and celebrates.

  • I think you and I have a lot to celebrate right now, because we concluded our interview.

  • I'll have a drink for the both of us.

  • Sounds good, Margot.

  • This is great.

  • Thanks so much.

  • - See you. - Bye, bye.

Hey, Margot.

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