The chameleonic Aussie actress Margot Robbie has taken on her most shape-shifting role yet, as Queen Elizabeth I of England in Mary Queen of Scots.
It’s a bold move given that Cate Blanchett memorably already played the flame-haired queen in Elizabeth. It’s an even ballsier one seeing how downright unglamorous her portrayal will be in comparison to Blanchett’s.
See what we mean, below.
Margot Robbie in London filming “Mary Queen Of Scots” (August 2017) [1/3] pic.twitter.com/5n38aTf0Hk
— Margot Robbie Daily (@MargotRobbieRus) August 21, 2017
The Wolf of Wall Street stunner’s lustrous blonde tresses have given way to tangled red fuzz. Elizabethan England was seriously lacking in Vitamin B, it seems.
The Internet has gone wild, demanding “off with their heads!” to the makeup department.
i refuse to believe that this is margot robbie pic.twitter.com/RJOmb2SyTV
— lu (@pcrtmans) August 20, 2017
It’s an even more stunning transformation than her recent turn as disgraced Olympic figure skater Tonya Harding.
y'all better stop sleeping on miss margot robbie she out here looking completely unrecognizable for every new role she plays im shook pic.twitter.com/ofiTm0OoYE
— gabi (@harleivy) August 20, 2017
“Mary Stuart’s attempt to overthrow her cousin Elizabeth I, Queen of England, finds her condemned to years of imprisonment before facing execution,” reads the film’s IMDB synopsis. Irish actress Saoirse Ronan will play her adversary Mary.
Saoirse Ronan serves royal realness in first Mary, Queen of Scots image https://t.co/Bwn2b9Jmt7
— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) August 17, 2017
We’ll have to wait until 2018 when Mary Queen of Scots is released to see just how fully Robbie committed to the role.