Margot Robbie On Tonya Harding and Her Favorite Halloween Costumes

Margot Robbie never got the “dress slutty” memo for Halloween. In fact, she tells W in her Screen Test, she prefers to dress up as boys because they have the “funnest, craziest characters.” One year she dressed up as Alien, James Franco’s character from “Spring Breakers” and was so convincing people asked to take selfies with her. Even Franco was impressed. “I felt pretty cool,” she says. Meanwhile, this year, many of her guy friends are going as her version of Harley Quinn.

Released on 10/10/2017

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A lot of my friends dressed as Harley Quinn for Halloween
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and when they were all messaging me being like,
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Wait, what did the tattoo say on your right thigh?
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I really thought they were taking the piss
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and I was like haha.
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And they're like, No, seriously,
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we're dressing as Harley for Halloween.
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I was like, Oh, this is so weird.
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So many guys dressed as Harley too
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which was my favorite thing out of everything.
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To be honest, every Halloween I dress as a guy character
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because they're always the funnest, craziest characters
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for the most part, are guy characters.
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To think that the guys are now trying to take
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the girl character 'cause she's the coolest one
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or craziest, or whatever.
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It's pretty awesome.
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I remember doing Jason.
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That was my first Halloween in America
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and I didn't get the dress slutty note.
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I went out with my mask and my jumpsuit
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and my machete and yeah.
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It was snowing.
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I was like, surely everyone's gonna rug up, it's so cold.
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It was in New York.
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Yeah, and I got out and everyone was in lingerie
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and I was like, Oh, well.
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Favorite Halloween costume ever I dressed up as,
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did you ever see Spring Breakers?
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Of course. James Franco's character
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in Spring Breakers. No!
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'Cause I was shooting in New Orleans at that time.
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So I went to a place that would put my hair in cornrows
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and I had the Hawaiian shirt, I had grills.
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I feel like I nailed it with that costume.
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I actually, someone sent a picture to James Franco
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and he said, Wow, you actually really did a good job.
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I definitely didn't get hit on
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but a lot of people wanted to get pictures.
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This was without knowing who I was.
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People wanted to get pictures with me
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'cause they were like, You've got such a great costume!
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Can we get a picture with you?
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And yeah, I felt pretty cool.
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The movie is called I, Tonya
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and I play Tonya Harding.
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I had never heard of Tonya Harding until I read the script.
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And when I read the script I thought it was complete fiction
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and I thought the writer was so quirky and crazy
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to come up with all this stuff
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and then I realized it was all true.
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When the incident happened
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I was four years old in Australia.
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Not that it didn't, the news did reach Australia.
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People a couple years older than me totally know about it.
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I'd never done any figure skating as a kid
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'cause I grew up on the Gold Coast.
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It's a coastal town in Australia
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and there's no ice
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and I really wanted to play ice hockey
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because I think I loved the Might Ducks films
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but there wasn't an ice skating film
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that I was in love with as a kid,
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a figure skating one.
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So otherwise I probably would have wanted to figure skate.
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So I had only ever been on the ice
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in the capacity of an ice hockey, playing ice hockey
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'cause I joined an ice hockey team
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when I first moved to America.
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My hockey was pretty good,
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my ice skating was pretty terrible
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but you have so much padding on
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that it doesn't really matter.
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This movie came around
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and I just was welcomed to a whole world of pain
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that I didn't realize coexisted with figure skating.
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I did probably four months of training, five days a week,
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a couple hours day.
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I mean, right over Christmas and New Year's.
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Christmas Eve I was at the ice skating rink.
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It was at times kind of difficult.
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And now I actually really miss it.
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The skate choreographer we had,
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Sarah Kawahara, who's incredible,
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was never sympathetic to when I fell.
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She was like, Come on, get up.
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Let's go, let's go, let's go.
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But then the one time I had a huge fall
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she came over and was like,
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That was a real skater fall.
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You can have a minute.
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And I was like, tears streaming down my face.
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I was like, Okay.
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(laughing)
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It's funny, some characters I play
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I can let go of quite quickly.
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Sometimes I'm really ready to let go of them actually.
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But Tonya wasn't one of them.
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I'm still not done.
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I really miss her.
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I found it hard to shake her off actually.
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I feel like everyone's bored of the story by now.
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The Wolf of Wall Street audition story.
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I walked in for the audition
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and Ellen Lewis who was the casting director,
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What are you wearing?
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I was like, My clothes?
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She was like, No no no, honey.
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You're gonna go downstairs.
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You're gonna walk into SoHo.
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You're gonna buy the highest pair of heels you can find
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and the tightest dress
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and then you're gonna come back and do the audition.
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And I did and I got the part.
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I rarely wear heels unless it's for a work thing.
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So I probably would have just,
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they would have been thrown to the back of my cupboard
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after that audition.
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My first kiss?
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In real life my first kiss was,
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it's actually a good story.
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My first kiss was on a island off Australia
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called Great Keppel Island,
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which is like where a bunch of families
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would all go on a holiday
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and I met the boy that I kissed on a beach.
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It really does sound idyllic.
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It was pretty cool.
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I never saw him again
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and I remember going through the phone book
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trying to find him in the phone book so I could call him
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and I never found him and I was devastated
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and then in high school I walked into a house party
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and he was standing at the top of the stairs.
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And he was like, Margot?
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And I was like, Oh my goodness.