Margot Robbie Has Undergone A Huge Transformation For Her Royal Role

BY Jessica Chandra / Aug 21 2017 / 19:08 PM

The actress looks totally unrecognisable.

Margot Robbie Has Undergone A Huge Transformation For Her Royal Role

No one could ever accuse Margot Robbie of relying on her looks to make it in Hollywood. The Australian actress has been photographed in character as Queen Elizabeth I in the upcoming filmMary Queen of Scots, and her transformation is so extreme she's hardly recognisable.

Photos from the film's Gloucester set reveal Robbie with pale skin, red curly hair and a super high hairline, leading some outlets to speculate that she either shaved part of her head for the role, or it's just very good wig work.

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She also appears to have been given fake spots and blotchy skin - visible on her face, neck and hands. It's reported that the harsh chemicals and cosmetics (which even contained lead) that the monarch insisted on wearing every day were hugely damaging to her skin - prompting her, ironically, to apply more.

Robbie plays the Virgin Queen, who was the daughter of King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, opposite Irish actress Saorise Ronan, who will star as Mary, Queen of Scots.

The first official promo shot of Ronan as Mary was also released over the weekend.

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For Robbie, this royal role marks another dramatic physical transformation. To play disgraced Olympic figure skater Tonya Harding in the biopic I, Tonya earlier this year, Robbie wore facial prosthetics, a frizzy wig and body padding.

It's a far cry from her breakout role as the seductive Naomi Lapaglia in The Wolf of Wall Street, which is much closer to Robbie's real-life aesthetic.

Robbie will next be seen as Daphne Milne, the wife of author A.A. Milne, in Goodbye Christopher Robin, which tells the story of how A.A. Milne was inspired by his son to write the Winnie the Pooh books.

Via Harper's Bazaar UK