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Hello Margot fans! Our first post of the year is a review of Margot’s career in 2016 inspired by my friends Gabby from jaredleto.net and Luciana from amyadamsfan.com.

2016 has been quite busy for Margot with the theatrical release of Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, The Legend of Tarzan and Suicide Squad. She also promoted Calvin Klein’s new frangrance Deep Euphoria, filmed Terminal, Larrikins, Goodbye Christopher Robin and begun training for I, Tonya.

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2016 kicked in with Margot teasing DC fans on her Suicide Squad character, Harley Quinn. Her first interview was with Cineplex and she called Harley “creepy, violent, crazy — all of the things that I aspire to be!” We also got a first look at the movie in late January with the release of the official trailer. Margot’s first appearance was on February 8, when she stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert with Tina Fey to promote their movie Whiskey Tango Foxtrot. On February 12 it was announced by Deadline that Margot would star in Vaughn Stein’s Terminal plus that the movie would be produced under LuckyChap Entertainment, the production company owned by Margot, Tom Ackerley, Josey Mcnamara and Sophia Kerr. She then attended the 88th Annual Academy Awards, where she presented an award with Jared Leto on February 28.

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Whiskey Tango Foxtrot promotion was a very quiet one. On March 1 Margot made an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to promote the movie before attending its world premiere in New York. On March 15 The Big Short was released on DVD and Blu-Ray. Margot had a very small appearance on the movie, not even being credited for it according to IMDB. By the end of March, it was announced that Margot would be playing ice skater Tonya Harding in the movie I, Tonya which tells the story of Harding’s fall in disgrace. It was the second project of Margot that would be under her co-owned production company, LuckyChap Entertainment.

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot had its theatrical release on March 4. The movie received 68% of positive reviews, with an average rating of 6.3/10 on Rotten Tomatoes. It grossed $23.1 million in North America and $1.3 million in other territories for a worldwide total of $24.4 million, against a budget of $35 million.

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In early April Margot attended MTV Movie Awards with Suicide Squad co-stars Will Smith, Cara Delevingne and Jared Leto. The group were in attendance to present never seen before footage from Suicide Squad. A couple of days later, Margot made her way to CinemaCon where she reunited with both her The Legend of Tarzan and Suicide Squad co-stars. Funny enough she attended panels for BOTH movies. We got the confirmation that Harley Quinn’s original roots were still in place (she used to be a psychiatrist in the comics) and that she’d use her knowledge to manipulate the squad plus that she’s mad about The Joker. And Alexander Skarsgård’s body? “Wow!”

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On May 4 it was announced that Margot would be the face of Calvin Klein’s upcoming fragrance Deep Euphoria and that the global print and TV ads would be released in August. News that Harley Quinn spin-off movie was in the works was also announced, and that Margot was in talks to join Goodbye Christopher Robin. We wrap up May with a American Psycho spoof directed by Vogue’s Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost featuring Margot’s beauty routine.

June begun with the news that Margot had joined the cast of DreamWorks Animation Larrikins, and the confirmation that she would be in Goodbye Christopher Robin alongside Domhnall Gleeson. She began promoting The Legend of Tarzan on June 24, attending a private screening for the movie in Los Angeles followed by the press conference two days later. The world premiere took place in Los Angeles on June 27. Margot stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live while promoting the movie and we got a glimpse at her teen years– Spoiler alert: she loves Harry Potter. On June 30 we got our first look at Margot for Calvin Klein’s Deep Euphoria.

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The Legend of Tarzan had its theatrical release on June 27. The movie didn’t do well with critics, receiving 36% of positive reviews, with an average rating of 5.1/10 on Rotten Tomatoes. It grossed $126.6 million in North America and $230.1 million in other territories, for a worldwide total of $356.7 million.

On June 28 Whiskey Tango Foxtrot was released on DVD and Blu-Ray.

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Margot kept promoting The Legend of Tarzan in July, making a quick stop at Good Morning Britain and BBC Radio Studios with co-star Alexander Skarsgård. She also attended a photocall for the movie followed by its European premiere in London. She wrapped up the promotion after attending a press conference and premiere in Beijing.

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July turned out to be quite a busy month for Margot. Not only she finished promoting The Legend of Tarzan but began to promote Suicide Squad! Her first stop was at Comic Con International in San Diego where she attended Warner Bros. Presentation. Margot and the cast also made a quick stop at the signing booth where they interacted with some fans (including Henry Cavill) and later on, made an appearance on Conan’s Comic Con Special.

It was also reported on July 20 that Margot would be starring and producing via her LuckyChap Entertainment banner the movie Bad Monkeys, an adaptation of the novel by Matt Ruff.

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 Margot made her first appearance post-Comic Con to promote Suicide Squad on July 25. She stopped by Despierta America with co-stars Will Smith, Karen Fukuhara, Jay Hernandez and director David Ayer before attending the movie’s Wynwood Block Party & Mural Reveal. Margot attended the press conference for the movie by the end of July and the movie’s World and European premiere in early August. She wrapped up the press tour after attending a photo call and premiere in Japan. While promoting the movie Margot stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonABC’s “Good Morning America” and the Japanese’s talk show Sukkiri.

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Suicide Squad had its theatrical release on August 5. Even though the movie is quite popular and Margot’s performance is a must-watch, it didn’t do well with critics. It received 26% of positive reviews, with an average rating of 4.7/10 on Rotten TomatoesSuicide Squad was a box office success despite the negative reviews, grossing $325.1 million in North America and $420.5 million in other territories for a worldwide total of $745.6 million, against a budget of $175 million ($325 million including advertising and promotion costs).

August wasn’t all about Suicide Squad. On August 8 it was reported by The Hollywood Reporter that Margot was set to star in the Period love drama Queen of the Air, the adaptation of the book by Dean N. Jensen. We also got to watch Margot’s TV spot for Calvin Klein’s Deep Euphoria in mid-August, before its official release in September.

On September 9 we got our first look at Margot in the noir thriller Terminal. It was also reported that the movie would be at Toronto International Film Festival and selected footage would be shown to potential buyers– which turned out to be a success as later on we got news that the movie had been sold all around the world. Warner Bros. also proclaimed their love for Margot in September, by announcing that she had signed a first look deal with the studios to develop and produce feature movies through her LuckyChap Entertainment banner!

On September 20 The Legend of Tarzan was released on Digital HD, followed by its DVD and Blu-Ray on October 11.

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A new segment of Celebrities Read Mean Tweets was released on Jimmy Kimmel Live in late September. Margot is one of the many familiar faces to make an appearance as she reads a mean tweet about herself and… a fart box?

Margot also began to promote Calvin Klein’s fragrance Deep Euphoria in September. Behind the scenes photos were released along with interviews from Elle, The Cut and Vogue where she spoke about the fragrance, dating apps, Harry Potter, beauty and Harley’s scent? We also got our first look at Goodbye Christopher Robin and the news that Margot would be hosting Saturday Night Live’s season premiere. She also visited The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon for a second time, this time to promote Saturday Night Live. September came to a wrap with the release of a video of Margot and Kate McKinnon having a Pre-Premiere Pre-Party,  and two Saturday Night Live promos.

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October kicks in with the season premiere of Saturday Night Live on the first day of the month. Margot was HILARIOUS on NBC’s late night show and the episode delivered the highest viewer totals for any Saturday Night Live season premiere according to Deadline. If you happen to miss out on Margot’s participation on the show, you can find all released clips from NBC in our video archive!

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Right after Margot’s hilarious performance on Saturday Night Life, it was announced by Warner Bros. that Suicide Squad would be getting its Extended Cut version which would feature many scenes we didn’t see on the final cut. She was photographed on the set of Goodbye Christopher Robin on October 4, even though filming had begun early in September. We also received news on I, Tonya— AI Film would fully finance the movie; and on a new project as Margot was in final negotations to join the cast of live-action/CG hybrid Peter Rabbit.

As you can tell by now this year was filled with new Margot projects. But it doesn’t end here. In early November it was reported that Warner Bros. and Margot’s co-owned LuckyChap Entertainment production company had team up with producer Denise Di Novi to adapt Beautiful Things, a novel by Gin Phillips. There is no word if she will star in the adaptation or not, all we know so far is that Margot will be producing it.

She also made an appearance on Beyond Magic, David Blaines latest magic show where he meets up with celebrities to twist their minds, all whilst getting some hilarious reactions from them. Margot’s reaction? Priceless!

On November 15 Suicide Squad was released on Digital HD, followed by its DVD and Blu-Ray on December 13.

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Margot’s next public appearance was on November 27 when she attended New York Rangers VS Ottawa Senators. We all know how much she loves New York Rangers and it was something we had to mention on this post. On the following day she made a stunning appearance at 26th Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards wearing a long-sleeve white Calvin Klein v-neck gown. We wrap up November with an interview published by W magazine where Margot spoke about training for her upcoming role as Tonya Harding in I, Tonya which she began right after wrapping Goodbye Christopher Robin, in October.

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On December 1 it was announced the nominations for Critics’ Choice Awards which Margot had been nominated for Best Actress in Action Movie. The award ceremony took place in California on December 11, where we received the good news that Margot had won the award she was nominated for! Vanity Fair reported on December 6 that Margot and many other familiar faces had team up with Oxfam for “I Hear You”, a project that aims to share stories from refugees. “Mostly, I miss my best friend; we were like sisters. We would talk on the phone for hours when we weren’t at school together. I don’t know where she is now.” are a few heartbreaking words Margot shares from one of the histories, in the videos released by the magazine.

Deadline reported on December 12 that Miramax had acquired U.S.A. distribution rights to I, Tonya. But nothing could prepare us for the next news released by Warner Bros. A hint? It has to do with Harley Quinn’s spin-off movie. Drum roll!!!! The following day after receiving news on I, Tonya, The Hollywood Reporter announced that Margot would be teaming up with Suicide Squad director David Ayer for an all-female DC Villains movie Gotham City Sirens! The news quickly spread and fans went crazy. If you’re not familiar with comics, Gotham City Sirens is focused on popular villainesses from Batman, such as Harley Quinn, Catwoman and Poison Ivy. While The Hollywood Reporter didn’t confirm that we’d be seeing Catwoman and Poison Ivy on screen with Harley, David Ayer teased fans by tweeting a photo featuring the comic version of the trio. Is that a confirmation? Only time will tell.

December wraps up with some amazing news. Margot got married to her boyfriend Tom Ackerley on late December. The news were confirmed by Margot herself on her official instagram page shortly after the rumors started. We wish Margot and Tom all the happiness in the world, in this new life as Mr. and Mrs. Ackerley!

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With the theatrical release of Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, The Legend of Tarzan and Suicide Squad Margot was featured in a couple of magazines. She graced the cover of Vogue (June), IO Donna (June), Vanity Fair (August), LOVE (Summer), Oyster (Issue #108) and many other entertainment magazines with the cast of Suicide Squad.

While Margot’s Vanity Fair photo session quickly became a fan favorite, the article released by the magazine was confusing and controversial. Not only Margot’s looks were compared to “a minor knock-around key, a blue mood, a slow dance” but the article also mention Australia as “a throwback, which is why you go there for throwback people.” Margot kept quiet on the article, until she was asked about it on The Project: “I remember thinking, I said, ‘That was a really odd interview I don’t know how that’s gonna come out. Then when I read it, I was like, yeah, the tone of this is really weird, like I don’t really know what he’s trying to get at or play at.” At the end Margot confessed that she was so used to being critized on her performance, looks and everything in between that this article was nothing compared to other things she has read, “I’ve read far more offensive, far more sexist, insulting, derogatory, disgusting things on a daily basis. I don’t know. Maybe I’m like desensistized to it now.”

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And that’s it for 2016, folks! As you can tell Margot was quite busy this past year and by the looks of it, she’s not stopping anytime soon! We wish Margot and her family all the best in this new year. And of course, a Happy New Year to all our visitors that have been supporting us since our grand opening in September.

What’s next for Margot?

Terminal is currently under post-production and while there is no release date set, it is expected to have its theatrical release next year. The movie stars Simon Pegg and Mike Myers as a pair of assassins on a deadly mission. Margot will be playing Annie, who the pair meet while on the job and who may have more to do with their case than they initially thought. The movie was written and directed by Vaughn Stein.

Goodbye Christopher Robin wrapped its filming in late October and is currently under post-production. Just like how in Terminal, there is no release date set but according to IMDB the movie is set to have a theatrical release in 2017. The movie stars Domhnall Gleeson and Kelly Mcdonald and is about Winnie the Pooh‘s creator A.A. Milne. Margot will be playing Daphne Milne, Domhnall Gleeson’s character wife. The movie was written by Frank Cottrell Boyce, Simon Vaughan and directed by Simon Curtis.

I, Tonya is set to begin filming in 2017 with an expected theatrical release in 2018. The movie, which Margot is currently training for, also stars Sebastian Stan and Allison Janney. It follows the story of Harding’s involvement in the 1994 attack on Nancy Kerrigan, her main rival, prior to the Olympic Games. The movie was written by Steven Rogers (screenplay) and is set to be directed by Craig Gillespie.

Larrikins is set to hit theaters in 2018, on February 16. The movie stars Hugh Jackman, Rose Byrne and Naomi Watts and tells the story of an uptight bilby who after escaping his sheltered life, finds himself launched on a musical adventure across the mystical Australian outback. No information on Margot’s role has been revealed so far, we only know that she already recorded the movie and it’s currently under post-production.

Peter Rabbit is another animated movie in which Margot will voice a character. She reunites with Domhnall Gleeson and Rose Byrne in the movie, which also stars Daisy Ridley, Elizabeth Debicki and James Corden. The adaptation of Beatrix Potter’s classic tale has yet to begin its voice recordings.

Gotham City Sirens was the last project to be announced and like expected, we are still awaiting for more news on the cast and storyline. We do know however that the movie is set for a 2018 theatrical release.

Other upcoming projects include Queen of the Air and Dangerous Odds, which Margot is set to star on. However there are no news on both movies aside from the first reports that Margot would be seen in them.

Last but not least, Bad Monkeys which like we mention in our review above, Margot is set to produce under her LuckyChap Entertainment banner.

 

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