Margot Robbie was rejected for a role on American Horror Story.
Margot, 33, has become one of the most bankable performers of all time after appearing in and producing Barbie, which made more than $1 billion (£793 million) in only a few weeks and has already become the highest-grossing picture of all time in various countries, including Ireland.
Margot travelled to the United States after landing her big break in the Australian serial opera Neighbours, hoping to become the next great star.
Those wishes were granted in spades.
But, before she dominated the box office with films like Wolf of Wall Street, Birds of Prey, and Barbie, she was still auditioning for that first ‘yes’ to a major part.
Between her minor roles in Pan-Am and Wolf of Wall Street in 2012, she auditioned for the second season of American Horror Story, and despite not receiving the job, casting director Eric Dawson claimed it was one of his favourite auditions to date.
‘Margot has a lot of “it” factors. That’s the tough thing for casting directors who aren’t in the room [anymore] with actors,’ Eric told Backstage.
‘Margot is probably one of my favorite auditions of all time, and it was right before she broke out. She was such a star.’
He continued: ‘It was crazy, her star appeal when she walked in the room. Even though she didn’t get that role, that was one of those things as a casting director where you go: This is a star, what do we do with her?
‘Immediately, though, she was out of our realm of possibility of hiring.
‘But that’s really the fun part of casting, is seeing the people whose careers are just rising.’
Fans have speculated that Margot auditioned for the role of Grace, which was filled by Lizzie Brochere.
It wasn’t long before Margot was directing films starring Will Smith and Leonardo DiCaprio, and she was nominated for her first Oscar in 2017 for I, Tonya.
American Horror Story: Asylum is available to stream on Disney+ in the UK.
Source My Celebrity Life.