MARGOT ROBBIE WORKED HARD FOR THAT AMERICAN ACCENT!
Tuesday, Oct 28, 2014
By James Desborough
Australia beauty and Wolf Of Wall Street starlet Margot Robbie spoke to Dish Nation on Sunday night as she collected her first major film honor in Los Angeles.
The star — who shot to fame as Naomi Lapaglia in The Wolf Of Wall Street — was honored with an AIF Breakthrough Award at the Australians in Film Gala.
The actress spoke of her shock at landing an award so soon after making the move to Los Angeles from her native Oz, and the 24-year-old revealed that learning how to speak a variety American region dialects helped her perfect speaking lines in different accents and ultimately win roles.
Robbie has a string of lead roles lined up for the next 18 months in movies like Will Smith’s Focus, Z for Zachariah, Suite Française, and Warner Brothers’ Tarzan.
Also a winner that night was Brenton Thwaites who picked up a breakthrough award, and told Dish he didn’t understand how so many Aussies end up landing American speaking roles on TV — beating natives to the parts!
Aside from Robbie and Thwaites, the event honored the memory and achievement of former Dune Entertainment Chairman Greg Coote, who passed away earlier this year.
The Fox Studios Australia Honoree and the Ausfilm International Honoree will also be recognized.
Australians in Film (AIF) is the Los Angeles based non-profit organization serving as the industry guild for Australian filmmakers and performers in the United States.