Margot Robbie got up close and personal with real life tragedy for her role as Sharon Tate in Quentin Tarantino’s new film “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”.
The actress and director sat down for an interview on the “Today” show Monday, along with co-stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt, to talk about the film.
Robbie opened up about playing Tate, who was murdered by the Manson Family in a brutal slaying.
“Whenever I heard he name I really only thought about her death,” Robbie admitted. “Ii was never really exposed to the parts of her life when she was alive.”
As it turns out, Robbie got the blessing of Tate’s sister Debra to play the role, and she even provided some of Tate’s actual jewelry for the actress to wear in the film.
“It was sometimes kind of sad to be that closely connected with the real life Sharon,” Robbie said. “It kind of hit me at moments and suddenly the tragedy of it all would hit you and you’d be tremendously sad. Other times she just made me feel so happy.”