Australian actress Margot Robbie has been captivating the hearts of the masses with her acting for over a decade now. Her most recent movie Barbie, directed by Greta Gerwig, has taken the world by storm as it has not only earned critical appreciation but also hit 1 billion dollar at the box office.

While Robbie’s role in Barbie is something that will be remembered for ages, it’s not the first movie in which the actress has given an outstanding performance. Veteran actor Eric Roberts has recently revealed that he was impressed by the Focus actress’ prowess while filming a scene for the movie Babylon.

Margot Robbie
Margot Robbie

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Eric Roberts Loved Margot Robbie’s Acting in Babylon

Eric Roberts has appeared in more than 600 movies and played the role of a drunken businessman Robert Roy in Babylon. Roberts was the father of Margot Robbie‘s character Nellie LaRoy in the movie. In an interview with Metro, he praised Robbie for a scene in which she was walking backward barefoot on stone while also saying dialogues. Roberts said:

‘There’s one scene where she won my complete respect as an actor, technically, we had a scene where I’m driving a 1918 car down a very long driveway, she’s on a wall beside the driveway walking backwards barefoot in a man’s shirt holding a martini and we have dialogue. We’re talking, I’m driving, she’s walking backwards and it’s a very long scene.”

Margot Robbie in Babylon
Margot Robbie in Babylon

The most incredible thing about this scene was that it was shot four times and even though Roberts was having a hard time with the 1918 car he was driving, the I, Tonya actress did not falter once during her barefooted walk on the wall and delivered the scene with perfection each time. Roberts said that even though the scene did not make it into the final cut, it is a memory that Robbie has made for him as an actor.

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Babylon Did Not Do Well at the Box Office

A scene from Babylon
A scene from Babylon

Directed by Damien Chazelle, Babylon is a movie that follows the rise and fall of several characters during Hollywood’s switch from silent to sound films in the late 1920s. There is no doubt that the ensemble cast delivered their best performances, but that certainly wasn’t enough for the movie to shine at the box office.

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Deadline Hollywood pointed out that the movie would have to earn $250 million to break even as it had an estimated budget of $160 million which includes both production and marketing costs. Unfortunately, the movie only managed to gross $63.4 million.

The movie’s commercial failure is attributed to several factors such as the audience’s diminishing interest in prestige films, increase in COVID-19 and flu cases, and the Winter Storm Elliot. However, the movie’s underwhelming performance mostly has its huge budget to blame since it was an original movie and Chazelle has never been known to make blockbusters except La La Land.

Source: Metro

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