You may know Margot Robbie as the blonde-haired queen of the red carpet and silver screen, but the actress is looking far from her usual pristine self for her upcoming role in Mary, Queen of Scots as a more literal type of royal: Queen Elizabeth I.
The star has been filming the project in England this summer, and if the paparazzi snaps are any indication, she’s hardly recognizable. In keeping with historical representations of the first Queen Elizabeth, Robbie is sporting short, red, curly hair, not to mention a much higher hairline and no makeup to speak of (though, more likely, tons of makeup, to make her look as though she’s wearing none—hey, it takes some work to make Robbie not look like herself). Let’s just say her newest transformation is a far cry from her role as Leonardo DiCaprio’s wife in The Wolf of Wall Street.
A closer look at the snap of Robbie on the set seems to indicate that makeup artists have even gone as far as morphing her normally flawless skin into a more blotchy, uneven complexion for the role. The Daily Mail even suggests that the 27-year-old Australian beauty was fitted with a prosthetic nose to complete her Elizabethan transformation. What’s more, while one image caught Robbie in a classic black hoodie, another put her Tudor apparel—including a large corset, cropped jacket, and long pleated skirt—on display.
Bette Davis, Judi Dench, Cate Blanchett, Helen Mirren, and more have all played the monarch at various stages of her life, so Margot Robbie is surely in good company stepping into this role. She’ll act alongside Saoirse Ronan, who will take on the role of Mary, as well as on-the-rise actor Jack Lowden, who most recently starred in Dunkirk. Mary, Queen of Scots will reportedly focus on the titular character’s early life, in addition to her relationship with her storied half-sister.
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Margot Robbie in Gucci in New York, New York, July 2016.
Margot Robbie in Gucci at the Golden Globes in Beverly Hills, California, January 2014.
Margot Robbie in a Blumarine jumpsuit and Alexander McQueen coat at a special screening of Focus in London, England, February 2015.
Margot Robbie in Saint Laurent at the 87th annual Academy Awards in Hollywood, California, February 2015.
Margot Robbie in Christian Dior at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, California, February 2015.
Margot Robbie front row at Givenchy in New York, New York, September 2015.
Margot Robbie in Tom Ford at the 88th annual Academy Awards in Hollywood, California, February 2016.
Margot Robbie in Calvin Klein at the Met Gala for “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology” in New York, May 2016.
Margot Robbie in Gucci at the premiere of The Legend of Tarzan in Hollywood, California, June 2016.
Margot Robbie in Proenza Schouler at a photocall for The Legend of Tarzan in London, England, July 2016.
Margot Robbie in Miu Miu at the European premiere of The Legend of Tarzan in London, England, July 2016.
Margot Robbie at the photo call for Peter Rabbit at The London Hotel on February 2, 2018 in West Hollywood, California.
Margot Robbie at the world premiere of Goodbye Christopher Robin at Odeon Leicester Square on September 20, 2017 in London, England.
Margot Robbie at the Chanel Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2019 2020 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on July 02, 2019 in Paris, France.
Margot Robbie at the European Premiere of Mary Queen of Scots at Cineworld Leicester Square on December 10, 2018 in London, England.
Margot Robbie at the 90th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California.
Margot Robbie at the EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) held at Royal Albert Hall on February 18, 2018 in London, England.
CANNES, FRANCE – MAY 21: Margot Robbie attends the screening of “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” during the 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival on May 21, 2019 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)
Margot Robbie at the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar Party on March 4, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California.
Margot Robbie at The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California.
Margot Robbie at the Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood photo call in London at The Corinthia Hotel on July 31, 2019 in London, England.
Margot Robbie at the Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood UK premiere at the Odeon Luxe Leicester Square on July 30, 2019 in London, England.
Margot Robbie at the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 05, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California.
Margot Robbie at the Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation Of One Harley Quinn World Premiere at the BFI IMAX on January 29, 2020 in London, England.