Margot Robbie Reveals Why Nobody Would Come Near Her During Filming Of ‘Mary Queen Of Scots’

Margot Robbie is considered a beauty by many in Hollywood but, while on set as Queen Elizabeth I in the upcoming Mary Queen of Scots, her appearance was apparently so intimidating that colleagues didn’t want to come anywhere near her. In a recent interview with  Harper’s Bazaarthe star told the story of how people would avoid her while she was in make-up, especially when her character was suffering from a “horrible and scarring bout of small pox:”

“I’d say, ‘Hey, how’s your weekend?’ But they wouldn’t even get close to me. It was very alienating. And I felt very lonely. It was an interesting social experiment.”

To take on the part of Queen Elizabeth, who often wore thick white make-up to cover her smallpox scars, Robbie wore layers of unsettling prosthetics.

In Robbie’s words, she was unrecognizable to those who were on set with her:

“Normally there’s someone who steps in and says, ‘No, keep all the girls looking pretty!’ but Josie Rourke, the director, was keen to explore how Queen Elizabeth’s looks affected her relationships.”

Robbie spoke earlier with Entertainment Weekly about the fascinating relationship between the two queens.

She felt they were pushed into a rivalry neither of them wanted:

“Everyone manipulated their relationship. It’s complicated, it’s tragic, and it’s bizarre. The only other person in the world who could understand the position they were in was each other.”

Mary Queen of Scots premieres on December 7! Margot Robbie fans are eager to see her disappear into a strange, unsettling role.

H/T – People, Fox News