Margot Robbie has joined Leonardo Dicaprio and Brad Pitt in posting a photo of herself in 1960s costume for her new role in Quentin Tarantino’s new film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, to be released in July 2019.
She stars in the 1960s outfit as Hollywood actress Sharon Tate, who was famously murdered by the Manson Family in 1969 in a series of brutal killings that form the backdrop of the new film.
“It takes place during the 1969 Hollywood era at the height of the counterculture explosion, at the time of the hippie revolution,” Tarantino said. “During the summer, little by little, block by block, we’ll be transforming Los Angeles in the psychedelic Hollywood of 1969.”
Robbie wears a simple look that fits the 1960s Hollywood setting with white Go Go boots, a black turtleneck jumper and a white mini skirt. While the actress has her hair in a bob normally the shot showed her with long blonde hair.
Too Soon for Tarantino?
Tate was nearly nine months pregnant when she was murdered along with four friends at the home she shared with her husband the director Roman Polanski. Her sister had criticised the new film as ‘exploitative’, especially given its release is set to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the muders.
However she has recently relaxed her view recently, saying “people think they know what this movie is, they don’t. I’m grateful to Quentin for letting me read the script and sitting down with me to explain his vision. I have to protect my sister’s legacy and to do what I can to make sure her memory is not exploited. I can honestly say that Quentin shares my commitment. I’m proud to fully support his film.”