Margot Robbie revealed she was influenced by Rita Ora in her latest film, ‘Terminal’. Watch our video interview with Robbie above.
When she was coming up with the accent of her character, she listened to clips of Rita Ora online, and borrowed parts of her voice. Speaking to NME, Robbie explained how she selects an accent for her film roles.
“Weirdly, I do try and find someone who’s accent I really like and then try and pick certain characteristics about it and inject it into the character’s accent!,” she said.
Robbie went on reveal that none other than singer Rita Ora was the inspiration for her English accent in her latest flick: “Rita Ora, I love her accent! I told her, “I’m going to try and do your accent for a character, it’s so good!”
Using real people’s voices as an influence for characters is something Robbie has always done, explaining that she sometimes goes online to find the right person. Sometimes I find people online just on YouTube. For one character I played there was a 13-year-old girl who lived in the Mid West and had her own blog on YouTube and I loved her accent,” she continued, “so I used it for a character You can find it all over the place, as long as there’s a lot of it online that you can listen to!”
Noir-thriller ‘Terminal’ sees Margot Robbie play a waitress leading a double life, who sees her life intertwine with a series of peculiar characters (played by a cast of big names including Simon Pegg and Mike Myers). Robbie added that she was drawn to the film because of it’s “British Banter” and the unusual script.
“I loved the classic British banter that Vaughn [Stein – the film’s writer and director] uses so wonderfully, he’s a very articulate man, and he has the broadest vocabulary of everyone I know,” she added. “He speaks so eloquently, he’s hilarious; but he also has a deep fascination with a lot of morbid things and a deep appreciation of noir cinema, and seeing him wrap all these things together and weave it into these characters and the narrative and the story line, was just an entirely bizarre script to read.
“I’d read dialogue scenes and nine pages later they’d still be having their conversation that just never happens in the script, I loved it. It’s just…unusual.”
Watch our full interview with Margot Robbie above.
TERMINAL is available on DVD, Blu-ray, Digital & On-Demand from August 6