Once Upon a Time in Hollywood: Margot Robbie was such perfect casting I didn’t have a second choice, says Tarantino

Press Trust of India

Jul 23, 2019 15:58:02 IST

Just a few days before the release of his ninth directorial Once Upon A Time in Hollywood, filmmaker Quentin Tarantino opened up about his fondness for actor Margot Robbie, who was his first choice for the film.

"One of the luckiest things that happened to me in the course of making the movie was to make it right now and have Margot out there. I mean, she was such perfect casting that I didn't have a second choice," Entertainment Weekly quoted the director as saying.

 Once Upon a Time in Hollywood: Margot Robbie was such perfect casting I didn’t have a second choice, says Tarantino

Margot Robbie as Sharon Tate

Tarantino further revealed that just as fond as he was of the actor, Robbie felt the same for him. He recalled receiving a letter from the 29-year old Australian actor saying that she would love to be a part of his films which he took as a "good sign".

"Right towards the end of finishing up the script, out of the blue, I got a letter, and it was from Margot. She said she's a big fan of my films and she would love an opportunity to be in one of my movies. I took that as a good sign," he said.

Robbie will be seen playing late American actor and filmmaker Roman Polanksi's ex-wife Sharon Tate, who was found dead in August 1969.

The forthcoming release stars Academy-Award winner Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt along with Robbie.

Another big name in the film's cast is late actor Luke Perry who passed away at 52 in March after suffering a major stroke.

Al Pacino, Dakota Fanning, Timothy Olyphant, Emile Hirsch, Damian Lewis, Michael Madsen, Lena Dunham, and Kurt Russell are also a part of the stellar cast.

The film is bankrolled by Shannon McIntosh and David Heyman.

Hitting the North American screens on 26 July, the film will open on 15 August in India.

Updated Date: Jul 23, 2019 15:58:02 IST